Lexington is a historic town located northwest of Boston.

Welcome to Lexington

A charming, suburban corner of Massachusetts history

Lexington is a historic town located northwest of Boston. It is primarily known for being the location of the “shot heard ‘round the world,” or the first gunshot of the American Revolution, earning a well-known name among historians. Following the war, Lexington found itself on a path of continuous development, and what once was a farming community soon turned into a highly developed neighborhood. 
Today, residents and visitors alike love Lexington for its comfortable, suburban feel and walkable downtown area. For years the city has carefully maintained the neighborhood's gorgeous historic homes, and the streets are shaded by old Oak trees. Locals tend to hang around Lexington’s downtown area, where there is an assortment of fine shopping and dining as well as historical landmarks and events. Families are particularly attracted to the area due to its great school system.

What to Love 

  • Upscale homes and a luxurious lifestyle
  • History and culture around every corner
  • Dining and shopping for all tastes and styles 
  • Gorgeous summers and New England’s fall colors

Local Lifestyle

Lexington locals love the area for its comfortability and easy-going way of life. They tend to appreciate the luxurious homes and quaint old streets and likewise enjoy the suburban feel. A little way outside of Boston, residents enjoy the peace of mind of living outside of a city but still enjoy the occasional night out in Boston or a weekend trip to New York. You will find most locals hanging around downtown among the area’s many restaurants, cafes, and green spaces, as well as enjoying what Lexington is most known for, the varied museums and historical tours.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Lexington has innumerable dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The Inn at Hastings Park is a luxury hotel, home to the Town Meeting Bistro that is perfect for special occasions or Sunday brunch for a lasting and unforgettable culinary experience. 
Via Lago is an upscale American establishment great for going out with friends. Il Casale is another fine option, serving traditional Italian food for taking out or in-house dining. 
Daikanayma serves sushi, dumplings, and noodles. And Love at First Bite is an acclaimed Thai restaurant in the area. 
After dinner, swing by Rancatore’s for a scoop of ice cream. Locals also love heading out to Kings Dining & Entertainment for trivia, karaoke, and drinks. Mighty Squirrel brewing company is a fun and relaxed brewery and frequently features local live bands. After a big night out or a stressful day at work, Live, Practice & Yoke, Lexington yoga is a great way to wind down.

Lexington is also home to many great shopping boutiques and malls. The Crafty Yankee offers upscale goods and services, and Burlington Mall and Middlesex Commons are the go-to spots for big-name retail shopping.

Things to Do

Lexington is a great place for history lovers. Families enjoy taking day trips to Lexington & Concord, where they brush up on Revolutionary War knowledge. The Lexington Battle Green Tour is another informative and pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
There are also many historic homes in the area, such as the Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke House, and Munroe Tavern. For a taste of art, Gallery Twist is a charming art space displayed in an old home.

Families also enjoy their time outdoors in the beautiful Massachusetts landscape. Wilson Farm is a colorful market offering local produce, cheeses, and goods. Wagon Wheel is another great market, farm, and regional deli. For a nice stroll, Willard’s Woods is a beloved hiking and cycling trail known for its scenic views and accessibility.


Families of Lexington are served by the Lexington Public School District. A few of the great systems notable schools include:



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