The Town of Reading is a medium size community which lies at a transportation hub. Not only downtown Boston, at 12 miles away, but the seashore, retail shopping malls and employment centers are easily accessible. This accessibility plus the New England character of the town make Reading an ideal residential area. Noted for its award-winning schools and outstanding Town services, Reading is a community of excellence. It is a safe, small town with welcoming neighborhoods, and where people know and care for each other. Furthermore, Reading is a stable and progressive community that thoughtfully plans for its future. The community values and preserves its history and open spaces while actively supporting smart growth, and a vibrant downtown. The City has a strong sense of community and a long tradition of civic engagement and volunteerism.
Residents enjoy many year-round recreational and cultural opportunities, both within the community and as part of the greater Boston region. New England's beautiful beaches, mountains, and historic sites are a short drive from Reading. Apart from that, there are several parks that have facilities for a wide variety of outdoor activities. There are also several golf courses, as well as facilities for other sports.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $416,800.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $100,947.
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