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North Reading

Peaceful community offering private, country living close to Boston

Welcome to North Reading

North Reading, Massachusetts, is a quaint New England town located just 17 miles north of Boston. The community is warm and welcoming, with thriving commercial districts and civic amenities on the outskirts of town. Commuters will enjoy an easy trip into Boston with the nearby Reading Station.

North Reading is comprised of a wonderful and diverse group of neighborhoods where you’ll find housing options ranging from cozy, modern condominiums to large, Colonial-inspired estates. Most communities hug gorgeous and scenic natural areas that provide access to nearby hiking trails and fishing ponds.

What to Love

  • Breathtaking views of Ipswich River Park and Eisenhaures Pond Park
  • Friendly and helpful community 
  • Classic New England appeal
  • Spacious lots

Local Lifestyle

North Reading residents enjoy a slow-paced lifestyle with homes located on large lots overlooking Massachusetts’ most iconic natural scenery. The area’s countryside offers plenty of opportunities to get out in nature — something locals love and appreciate. North Reading residents are friendly and welcoming, with many gathering in downtown to enjoy a cup of coffee or a bite to eat.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

North Reading has a great selection of restaurants and shopping, along with many independent brands unique to the area. For a delicious meal, head to the Horseshoe Grille for its mouthwatering steaks and premium wine menu. Teresa’s Prime Steakhouse is another great option, located off Elm Street and offering steak alongside seafood and pasta dishes. You’ll also find excellent seafood options at Lobster Claw on Main Street. For dessert, head to Ryers Store, a quaint, old-fashioned general store serving ice cream, fresh sandwiches, and other tasty treats. 

Take the kids to Cowabunga's Indoor Kids Play & Party Center when you've finished your meal. This soft play area has inflatable slides and climbing walls. You can take a break from the action at Hillview Country Club, an exclusive golf and event venue with an award-winning course.

Things to Do

North Reading residents enjoy excellent natural areas. Ipswich River Park is a local favorite for its walking trails, skate park, and lovely playground. The park is also home to the weekly farmers market held every summer. Eisenhaures Pond Park is another local spot perfect for a weekend stroll, and the pond there is excellent for fishing. Afterward, explore North Reading’s rich history at Reverend Daniel Putnam House, a historic site built in 1720. 

North Reading hosts numerous community events throughout the year, including North Reading Town Day in early fall, which features carnival games, pony rides, and other activities. You won’t want to miss Oktoberfest at Hopothecary Ales Brewery and Kitchen, a well-attended event featuring German cuisine and beer.

Demographics and Employment Data for North Reading, MA

North Reading has 5,848 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in North Reading do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,549 people call North Reading home. The population density is 1,302.522 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.99 / 50.01%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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