With an appealing and unique personality, Middleton is a rural town conveniently situated near many major highways, and desirable to commuters. Thoughtful and deliberative zoning by-laws allow a careful blend of starter homes, large contemporary residences and a variety of commercial and retail properties. With all its modern services and facilities, Middleton is still a town where the librarian knows the residents' favorite books, where townspeople's dogs may have the same license number every year, and where the policeman is still a friendly face. The town also has an active commitment to all its children. Thus, Middleton schools offer an energetic educational program for preschool through grade six. Grades 8-12 are part of the Masconomet Regional School District, a system of national renown.
There is a variety of museums near Middleton, including the Amos Blanchard House and Barn Museum, Museum of Printing, Witch House, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Salem Witch Museum. The Willowdale State Forest, Harold Parker State Forest, and Bradley Palmer State Park have provisions for recreational activities such as camping, swimming, biking, and hiking.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $389,500. Home appreciation in 2011 has been 0.48%.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $107,707.
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