Interesting Facts on Lexington, Massachusetts

Published: 20th November 2008
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Well-known for its historical buildings, parks and monuments, Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.



First settled in 1642 as the Cambridge Farms parish of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lexington was incorporated as a separate town in 1713. There have been speculations of how the name was derived. Some people say that it was named in the honor of Lord Lexington while others say it was named after Laxton in Nottinghamshire, England.



Lexington has always been a farming community and has been providing much of its produce to Boston. Lexington's downtown area is known to be one of the busiest places till today.



Due to the high-tech boom in 1960s and 70s, Lexington experienced a jump in population. Property values escalated and the school system got positive reviews all over United States.



The first battle of the American Revolutionary War was fought in Lexington. Lexington observes Patriots' Day on the third Monday of April annually.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.5 square miles of which, 16.4 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water...



According to 2000 census, there were 30,355 people, 11,110 households, and 8,432 families residing in the town.



The median income for a household in the town was $96,825, and the median income for a family was $111,899. The median income for males was $81,857 and the median income for females was $50,090.The per capita income for the town was $46,119.



Lexington is also well known for its educational institutions. It boasts of six elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school.



According to Newsweek, Lexington High School was recently ranked the 304th best high school in America. Minuteman Regional High School is another school that is considered to be one of the best in Lexington.



Completed on July 4, 1799, the Revolutionary Monument is the nation's oldest war memorial and the gravesite of the colonists killed in the Battle of Lexington. Lexington is also home to the 900-acre Minute Man National Historical Park and the National Heritage the National Heritage Museum which showcases exhibits on history and popular culture.



Lexington's town center is famous for its restaurants, fine art galleries, retail shopping centers, theatres, Cary Memorial Library, the Minuteman Bikeway and Depot Square.



Meriam Hill, Irish Village, Loring Hill, Belfry Hill, the Manor Section, and East Village are the famous Lexington's neighborhoods.



Lexington is a sister city of Antony (France), Dolores Hidalgo (Mexico), Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) and Haifa (Israel).



Tim Jims has lived in tons of places across the US. So to help spread the word regarding his experiences, he writes about living in apartments. For more information on Lexington apartments, visit http://www.avaloncommunities.com

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