The Town of Wakefield is a desirable suburban residential community governed by a public spirited, well-informed citizenry, interested in both maintaining the natural beauty of the town and providing a high quality of services and facilities at a level adequate to the needs of health and safety. Town residents confidently assert that Wakefield is a well-managed community. The City has diversification of industry, and the level of wages and employment is high. Manufacturing is the largest source of employment, followed by finance, insurance, real estate, wholesale and retail trade industry.
The Central Business District along Main Street consists of banks, public buildings, specialty shops, and professional offices. Two pristine lakes, such as Crystal Lake, a water supply source, and Lake Quannapowitt, a center for water sports, bless the Townâ€™s community and its guests. Lake Quannapowitt plays host to year-round outdoor festivals and recreational opportunities, including swimming, boating and fishing in the summer and ice fishing, ice boating, hockey and ice-skating in the winter. This three-mile lake is a popular area for jogging and walking. Residents, who are fond of windsurfing, can also enjoy their leisure time at the Wakefield yacht club.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $372,400.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $86,613.
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