Burlington was first settled in 1641 and was officially incorporated on February 28, 1799; several of the early homesteads are still standing, such as the Francis Wyman House, dating from 1666. The town is sited on the watersheds of the Ipswich, Mystic, and Shawsheen rivers.
It is now a suburban industrial town at the junction of the Boston-Merrimack corridor, but for most of its history it was almost entirely agricultural,selling hops and rye to Boston and supplementing that income with small shoe-making shops. Early railroad expansion passed the town by (although the town was serviced by the MiddlesexTurnpike), limiting its early development, and Burlington continued to cure hams for the Boston market and produce milk, fruit,and vegetables.This picture changed drastically, however, as soon as Route 128 was built. The highway kicked off an enormous expansion,and between 1955 and 1965 Burlington was the fastest growing town in the state. In one five-year period, its population tripled as residential and commercial retail development exploded creating the town’s present character.
Burlington is a hub for entertainment, shopping and restaurants! Alongside, many prominent businesses, you will find fine and casual dining establishments and shopping that has made its way out of the mall and into the community.
Burlington Relocation Information:
- Town of Burlington website
- Burlington Public Schools: 781.270.1800
- Chamber of Commerce: 781.273.2523