Burlington is a town in Middlesex Region, Massachusetts, United States. The populace was 24,498 at the 2010 census.
It is believed that Burlington takes its name from the English town of Bridlington, Yorkshire, yet this has never been validated. It was first cleared up in 1641, and was formally included on February 28, 1799; several of the early homesteads are still standing, such as the Francis Wyman Residence, dating from 1666. The community is sited on the watersheds of the Ipswich, Mystic, and also Shawsheen rivers. In early American times up via the late 19th century, there was the sector in the mills along Creeping plant Creek, which runs from Lexington to Bedford and then clears right into the Shawsheen River.
Burlington is now a rural industrial town at the joint of the Boston-Merrimack hallway, however, for most of its background, it was almost completely farming, marketing hops as well as rye to Boston and also supplementing that revenue with tiny shoe-making shops. Early railroad growth passed the town by (although the community was serviced by the Middlesex Turnpike), limiting its early growth, and also Burlington remained to treat hams for the Boston market and produce milk, fruit, as well as veggies.
This image transformed considerably, nevertheless, as soon as Route 128 was developed. The highway began a substantial growth, and also between 1955 and also 1965 Burlington was the fastest growing town in the state. In one five-year duration, its populace tripled as residential and industrial retail advancement took off producing the town's present personality. It is presently a household as well as a specialist hub.
Points of interest
The Burlington Community Common, as well as Simonds Park, are in the facility of town and also there are numerous parks as well as public leisure facilities throughout town which have basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, gymnasia, an indoor skating rink (Burlington Ice Royal Residence) and a skatepark.
The Burlington Public Library gets on Sears Street adjacent to the Town Common.
The Burlington Historical Gallery lies on Bedford Road at the junction of Cambridge Street. The Fulfilling House of the Second Parish in Woburn is on Lexington Street, just off of the Community Common.
The Mill Pond Sanctuary remains in the eastern part of the community surrounding Woburn as well as Wilmington. The biggest sanctuary in Burlington, the Mill Pond Conservation Area includes over 140 acres (0.57 km2) of rolling and also steep terrain. Various marked and also unmarked trails cross with the conservation area. These routes enable long delightful hiking or cycling experiences. The land has countless gain access to points, including the edge of Winter season and Chestnut Streets, via a gateway at the end of Hansen Method, and with a gateway at the end of the descendant from Community Line Road.
The Mill Pond is located within the Mill Pond Conservation Area. Angling is allowed with a unique license. The fish pond is feeding among the two water treatment plants in Burlington. The Mill Pond Water Therapy Plant was upgraded in 2007 and has the ability to deal with up to 6 million US gallons (23,000 m3) of water each day. On the pond's island, there is a rope swing, an attraction for lots of residents.
The Burlington Landlocked Forest, likewise referred to as the Burlington Landlocked Parcel, includes 270 acres (1.1 km2) covering the borders of Burlington, Bedford, and also Lexington, as well as includes 12 miles (19 kilometers) of hiking-mountain biking tracks, fresh swimming pools, abundant wildlife, historic stone walls and various other frameworks, fields, and also old-growth woodland. The majority of the land is possessed by the Town of Burlington, which has kept it as open space given that getting it by eminent domain in 1985. It surrounds Route 3 in Burlington to the eastern, Path 62 in Bedford to the north, preservation land in Lexington to the west as well as Route 128 to the South. The primary trailhead to the Woodland is located at the crossway of Courses 3 and 62 in Bedford. A secondary route head can be located on Turning Mill Road in Lexington, under the power lines at the website of the future West Lexington Greenway. The Landlocked Parcel is currently not safeguarded land and there were discussions in 2008 between the Community of Burlington and Patriot Partners to offer the land to the developer that would certainly create part of the forest to build a big biotechnology complex. A resident team, Buddies of the Burlington Landlocked Forest, has been arranged to stop this sale as well as to make the Forest designated conservation land.
Mary Cummings Park was pictured as one of the excellent public parks of Greater Boston, but it fell under fantastic neglect. This over 200-acre (0.81 km2) public park on the Burlington-Woburn border was produced by Mary P.C. Cummings 1927 as well as was delegated to the City of Boston to be kept forever open as a leisure park. In recent times, the City of Boston has actually attempted to prevent public gain access to and has explored marketing the park to fund the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Burlington RC Flyers preserve a field in the park.
The Kevin James motion picture Paul Blart: Mall Police officer was filmed in the Burlington Shopping center, and scenes from the Ben Affleck movie The Company Men were recorded in an office complex off of Wall Street, near Path 128.