Situated perfectly between the great city of Boston and the mid-sized city of Lowell, Wilmington residents have an expansive amount of employment and commercial options. Amidst all these conveniences, Wilmington boasts a high number of tree-filled green areas that make residents feel away from it all.
Once the Middlesex canal was opened on the Merrimack River into Boston, Wilmington gained a reputation as one of the largest producer of hops in the Northeast. And when the Boston & Maine Railroad ran their tracks past Wilmington towards Lowell, the area truly became connected. The Wilmington Town Museum provides a detailed history of the town within the confines of an 18th century tavern.
The population of Wilmington has quadrupled in size since World War II[*], which, by taking everything it offers into account, is unsurprising. A great school system, safe neighborhoods and access to all kinds of shopping, including an in-town Market Basket and TJ Maxx, make it one of the best locations for busy families. The best part about living in Wilmington are the weekends and summer months spent playing in its many parks.