Welcome to Medford
A thriving enclave of Boston with picturesque beauty and urban sophistication
Seamlessly blending urban chic with residential bliss, Medford is a unique and highly sought-after community. Once home to Amelia Earhart, Medford buzzes with a sense of adventure, both in the gastronomic delights found at the town’s first-class restaurants and the dynamic, and thriving, small business scene.
Set on the picturesque Mystic River, Medford offers an idyllic setting with historical beauty. Incorporated in 1892, this vibrant town was once a center of industry for the manufacturing of brick, tile, and rum. Today, Medford is decidedly more luxurious than industrial, but a strong entrepreneurial spirit weaves through the town, inspiring small business owners, and creating a dynamic retail and restaurant scene. The competitive housing market consists of beautifully restored colonials and luxury penthouses set high above the city, with stunning views and every amenity.
What to Love
- Picturesque town square
- Stunning scenery and walking trails
- Proximity to Boston
- Quiet, leafy streets
- Vibrant business scene
People & Lifestyle
Medford caters to a community of Tufts University students, young families looking for a peaceful setting in close proximity to Boston, and a few lifelong residents whose families have been part of Medford for generations. This vibrant town boasts a strong economy and dynamic small business scene, making it an excellent choice for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Medford may have the sleepy, tree-lined streets of an idyllic small town, but it is also home to an incredible culinary scene. The landmark Chevalier Theatre features national bands, comedians, and other live performances. Make a night of it with dinner before the show – Medford Square offers superb culinary showstoppers, like Carroll's. The American menu of classics includes a decadent lobster and linguine dish served with fresh spinach and cream sauce, as well as classic grilled salmon. The elegant Salvatore's Restaurant offers an elevated menu of gourmet Italian dishes and first-class wines, as well as a fine dining experience. Medford’s best kept secret is Nappi's Restaurant, the famed menu-less bistro with the best food in town.
Things to Do
Full of natural beauty, the Middlesex Fells Reservation is the perfect place to get away from it all. Often referred to simply as the Fells, this scenic park spans an impressive 2,500 acres of trails for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. Rent a canoe or kayak and spend the day exploring Spot Pond. Those with an appreciation for art will enjoy the culturally rich exhibits at the Tufts University Art Galleries. With a stunning collection, tours, and programs to engage the community, Tufts provides art enthusiasts with an exciting array of artistic gems. Once a Victorian-era summer retreat, the grand Brooks Estate is a beautiful slice of history. Wander the walking trails, stroll around the lake, or take in the spectacular architecture at this lovely estate.
Medford is home to the elite Tufts University, which sits on the border of Medford and Somerville.