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General Information
Population: 33,792
Land Area: 16.43 square miles
Median Family Income: $172,750
2021 Property Tax Rate: $14.39 per $1,000 assessed
2020 Median Single Family Sale Price: $1,350,000
2020 Median Condo Sale Price: $845,000
2018-2019 Average SAT Score: 1325


Lexington is well known for its rich history. As home to many historical sites, monuments, parks, and buildings, Lexington, MA, is bursting with American history. Today, as a popular Boston suburb, Lexington provides all the comforts of a smaller community including, movie theaters, multiple high-end supermarkets, great shopping, and restaurants.

Lexington’s current population is around 33,727. The Lexington school district is among the highest-ranked in Massachusetts and nationally. The school system includes six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Young families and those with kids in school looking to buy a home in Lexington can feel at ease sending their kids to some of Massachusetts’ best schools. Lexington also boasts extremely low crime rates, along with diverse and inclusive town life.

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Public Education

Within Lexington, there are six public elementary schools, two public middle schools, and one public high school, collectively serving around 7000 students. As stated in its guiding principles, the purpose of education in the Lexington Public Schools is to provide a well-rounded education for all students, one that promotes civic engagement, respect for all, rich academic and cultural experiences, critical thinking skills, habits and dispositions for learning, and the social and emotional development of every child. Lexington is a member of the Minuteman Regional School District, which runs a vocational technical school, with a newly rebuilt campus located in Lexington.

There are a number or preschool options in Lexington, including:
Lexington Playcare Center: A full day child care center with flexible scheduling options
Lexington Children’s Place: A district wide preschool program run out of the Harrington School
Bright Horizons: A child care center and preschool
The LEAP School: A preschool/daycare with locations in multiple towns including Lexington
French for Kids: Children 3-5 years old attend class Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:30.
First Circle Learning Center: An independently owned program for early childhood education
The Children’s Center of Lexington: full-time center providing a preschool program and extended care for children from 15 months through 6 years of age
Hancock Nursery School: Provides nursery school through Pre-K

The Curriculum is consistent across Lexington’s six elementary schools. All schools teach a language arts, math, science and social studies curriculum that exceeds the Massachusetts’ Curriculum Frameworks and its expectations. In addition, art instruction, including instrumental music starting in grade four and physical and health education are offered.

• Bowman
• Bridge
• Estabrook
• Fiske
• Harrington
• Hastings

• 8:45 AM: 3:15 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
• 8:45 AM: 12:15 PM Thursday

Assignment: School assignment used to be flexible, based on student enrollment and school capacity due to a period of sustained and rapid enrollment growth. Following expansions and modular additions to a number of the schools, the School Committee approved a redistricting plan in December 2019 that is based on geography.

Middle Schools are run using an instructional team approach. All students are assigned to learning teams during the summer that they learn with throughout the year. These teams are not ability based, with the exception of 7th and 8th grade math and 8th grade foreign language. Homework is a big part of the middle school curriculum and though people learn at different rates the school has a target of 1 hour per night in 6th grade, an hour and a half in 7th, and two hours in 8th grade.

• Clarke
• Diamond

• 8:00 AM: 2:50 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
• 8:00 AM: 11:45 AM Thursday

Assignment: School assignment used to be flexible, based on student enrollment and school capacity due to a period of sustained and rapid enrollment growth. Following expansions and modular additions to a number of the schools, the School Committee approved a redistricting plan in December 2019 that is based on geography.

Lexington High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. While all courses at LHS are designed as college prep courses, many courses have assigned ability levels. LHS courses are offered in a block schedule and while there is much freedom for students to explore their interests, there are certain required courses and prerequisite courses required. Lexington High School offers students support through a “house plan” in which students are assigned to a dean, guidance counselor, homeroom teacher, house secretary and support personnel.

2019-2020 Enrollment: 2,275
• 2019 Four year adjusted cohort graduation rate: 100%
• 2018-2019 Percent of students completing advanced courses: 87.4%
• 2018-2019 Average SAT Score: 1325
• 2018 Total expenditures per pupil: $18,747.17

Private Education

There are a number of private schools in Lexington, including:
Lexington Christian Academy (grades 6–12)
Lexington Montessori (grades PK, K-8)
Meadowridge Pelham Academy (girls, grades 6–12)
The Tremont School (grades)
Waldorf School of Lexington (preschool + grades K-8)



Lexington is located 11 miles northwest of Boston. Under light traffic conditions, the commute is approximately 30 minutes into Boston. There are two major commuter routes bordering Lexington; Interstate 95 / Route128 and Route 2. Read more about major driving routes here (link to our blog on transport).


MBTA Bus Lines: The MBTA bus services Lexington with two bus routes, the 76 and 62. Both lines end at Alewife Station, where there is a connection to the MBTA Red Line into Cambridge and Boston.

Privately Run Shuttle: The 128 Business Council provides express shuttle service between Alewife Station and the Hayden Avenue and Hartwell Avenue business districts. The REV shuttle includes a stop in Lexington Center for any Lexington commuter in need of express service to/from Alewife Station.

Minibus: The Lexpress is a neighborhood minibus with 6 different routes. Each route runs once per hour and takes approximately 20 minutes. Once outside of Lexington Center the bus stops on demand. The Lexpress connects to the following transportation lines: The MBTA, The Burlington B-Line and the Lowell Regional Transit.

Bike: The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway is a 10-mile-long bike path that runs from Cambridge through Arlington, Lexington and Bedford. Built in the early 1990s on an inactive railroad corridor, the bikeway provides an easy way for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel to subway and bus lines. The bikeway is one of the most popular and successful rail trails in the U.S., enjoyed year-round for healthy recreation and transportation, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy inducted it into its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2008.


Private Education

ACROSS Lexington, a project of the Greenways Corridor Committee, is a network of marked trails and paths for walkers, runners and trail bikers. The routes use existing public ways to connect the town center with various historic sites, schools and conservation areas. A map of the network routes and links is available here.

Minuteman National Park extends through Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord. It contains numerous historical sites from the opening battle of the Revolution, including the Old North Bridge, Wayside and The Battle Road Trail, which extends 5 miles from Meriam’s Corner in Concord to the Eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. The Parks offer a wide range of special events as well as guided tours.

The Town of Lexington Recreation Department runs seasonal and year-round passive and active recreation programs, and wellness and leisure activities for residents of all ages. For adults, programs include classes such as aerobics, yoga, tennis, boots camps, swimming, ballroom dance, self defense, gardening classes, online education courses and more. For pre-school, youth and teens the department offers a wide variety of programs, classes and clinics throughout the school year and activities during the summer months. Available programs range from crafts to soccer, chess to skiing, archery, tennis, science, drama and more.

The Hayden Centre is a privately endowed, non-profit corporation that offers a variety of recreational, social and athletic programs to Lexington youth and adults who live and/or work in Lexington. The Centre has two facilities, a full-size ice skating rink in the John Chase Skating Facility and the Recreation Centre which houses a swimming pool, auditorium, gymnasium, weight training room, ten different activity rooms and an athletic field. The centre offers many programs including free skate and open gym times, dance, gymnastics, skating programs, arts and crafts programs, after school programs, preschool programs, summer programs and more. You can also rent out different areas of the Centre for birthday parties.

Willard Woods Conservation Area is 100 acres of conservation land with 3 miles of walking trails and a short bicycle path. Two streams cross conservation where walkers and runners can see a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Many residents walk their dogs through this conservation area.

Pine Meadows Golf Club, owned by the town of Lexington, is a professionally managed 9 hole public golf course. Monday through Friday resident, 9 hole Greens Fees are $19, Non residents are $22. For weekends and holidays, greens fees are $21 for residents and $24 for non residents. With a resident ID card residents are able to make tee times before the general public.

Library, Museum & Arts

Cary Memorial Library, renovated in 2004, offers a wide range of services including museum passes, interlibrary loans, meeting and study rooms and access to technology. Programs run through the library include: Preschooler programs, night and weekend programs such as Pajama Story Time, Explore, Learn and Create programs for elementary and middle schoolers which can be anything from learning to cook to hands on science programs. The Cary Library also offers programs for Teens, such as open mic night, movies and gaming events all run with the help of a group of 9th-12th graders on the Teen Advisory Board.

The Munroe Center for the Arts community arts center teaches visual and performing arts education classes, offers low cost studio space for local artists, operates a gallery, and helps the town organize different arts related events. There are five schools within the center including: ArtSpan, The Dance Inn, Elite Freestyle Karate, Lexington Music School, Lexington School of Ballet, and The Lexington Players. Monroe also has a free program called Munroe Saturday Nights: a free preforming art series showcasing a variety of performance. Check their website for upcoming shows and more information.

The Museum of our National Heritage, now the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, has exhibitions, programs, and collections with emphasis on American history and Freemasonry. The Library’s two main areas of collection are American History and Freemasonry and Masonic history. Exhibits feature general interest galleries with changing exhibits about Massachusetts and American history and culture.

Local Agriculture

The Lexington Farmer’s Market is located at the corner of Woburn Street and Mass Ave every Tuesday from May into the late Fall. The market features local farmers, vendors and artisans. For more information about farmer’s market participants and available products please visit the Market’s website at lexingtonfarmersmarket.org.

Lexington Community Farms is a project of LexFarm. It is about 7.5 acres with a small farm stand and green house. The mission of this organization is to preserve historic farm land while offering residents hands-on education, volunteer and recreation programs. Educational opportunities include workshops and a “Learning Garden” where all age groups can come and receive an authentic “on farm” experience. They also sell CSA shares and offer “pick your own” programs.

Lexington CSA (Community Aupported Agriculture) is a model in which farmer’s sell shares in their harvest directly to local community members. Lexington’s CSA is offered by LexFarm and Wilsons Farm. The CSA at LexFarm has members sign up for a pick up day at the beginning of harvest season. How much produce members receive depends on the harvest as the season progresses. Lexfarm also offers Flower Share.

Local Businesses

Shops & Cafe’s

• Crafty Yankee
• Revolve
• Jack Rabbit
• Catch a Falling Stars
• Gaim

Grocery Stores

In Town:
• Stop n’ Shop Wilson’s Farm
• Wilson’s Farm: Lexington

Nearby Grocery Stores:
• Trader Joes’ (Arlington)
• Whole Foods (Bedford and Woburn) Wegmen’s (Burlington)
• H Mart (Burlington)

Gyms & Fitness Studios

• Lexington Fitness Center
• Lexington Power Yoga
• Tree of Life Yoga Dance
• Boston Sports Club (Bedford)
• Gold’s Gym (Arlington)
• Lifetime (Burlington)
• Orange Theory (Burlington)
• Wonder Yoga (Arlington)

Coleman Group Tip

Hit Abbott's for fresh frozen custard after a ride on the Minuteman Bike Path. Go off-piste for a beautiful walk, hike or bird watching in Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.