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Burlington, Massachusetts
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°30′17″N 71°11′46″W / 42.50472, -71.19611
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Settled 1641
Incorporated 1799
Government
 - Type Representative town meeting
Area
 - Total 11.9 sq mi (30.8 km²)
 - Land 11.8 sq mi (30.6 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation 218 ft (66 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 22,876
 - Density 1,936.4/sq mi (747.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01803
Area code(s) 339 / 781
FIPS code 25-09840
GNIS feature ID 0618219
Website: www.burlington.org

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History

Burlington was first settled in 1641 and was officially incorporated on February 28, 1799. The town is sited on the watersheds of the Ipswich, Mystic, and Shawsheen rivers. It is now a suburban industrial town at the junction of the Boston-Merrimack corridor, but for most of its history it was almost entirely agricultural, selling hops and rye to Boston and supplementing that income with small shoe-making shops. Early railroad expansion passed the town by (although the town was serviced by the Middlesex Turnpike), limiting its early development, and Burlington continued to cure hams for the Boston market and produce milk, fruit, and vegetables. 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Middlesex Turnpike was an early turnpike between Cambridge and Tyngsborough, Massachusetts and the New Hampshire border, where it connected with the Amherst Turnpike and thence Nashua and Claremont, New Hampshire. ...


This picture changed drastically, however, as soon as Route 128 was built. The highway kicked off an enormous expansion, and between 1955 and 1965 Burlington was the fastest growing town in the state. In one five year period, its population tripled as residential and commercial retail development exploded creating the town's present character. Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ...


Burlington's public schools have recently graduated many prominent athletes, including four Olympians, and othes who have gone to have successful careers the NHL, NFL, and Major League Baseball.


It is believed that Burlington takes its name from the English town of Bridlington, however this has never been confirmed. Bridlington beach, from the North Pier Bridlington is a town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. ...


Geography

Located in northeastern Massachusetts, Burlington is bordered by Bedford on the west, Billerica on the northwest, Wilmington on the northeast, Woburn on the southeast and south, and Lexington on the south. Burlington is 12 miles south of Lowell, 13 miles northwest of Boston, 36 miles southeast of Fitchburg, and 224 miles from New York City. Its highest point is Greenleaf Mountain (290' above sea level), the lowest point is the Great Meadow (150' above sea level). The elevation at Town Hall is 220' above sea level. The largest body of water is the 500 million gallon Mill Pond Reservoir in the eastern part of the town. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1729 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town Administrator Richard Reed Area  - Town  13. ... Billerica (IPA: [bɪl. ... For other towns and places named Wilmington, see Wilmington. ... Statue of Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) outside the library of his hometown, Woburn, Massachusetts. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1642 Incorporated 1713 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Total 16. ... Nickname: Motto: Art is the Handmaid of Human Good Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1653 Incorporated 1826 A city 1836 Government  - Type Manager-City council  - Mayor William F. Martin, Jr. ... Boston redirects here. ...   Nickname: River City Settled: 1730 â€“ Incorporated: 1764 Zip Code(s): 01420 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.9 square miles (30.8 km²), of which, 11.8 square miles (30.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.59%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,876 people, 8,289 households, and 6,374 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,936.4 people per square mile (747.9/km²). There were 8,445 housing units at an average density of 714.9/sq mi (276.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.71% White, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 10.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,289 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.2% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $75,240, and the median income for a family was $82,072. Males had a median income of $55,635 versus $36,486 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,732. About 1.3% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Burlington is governed by a 108 member representative Town Meeting (18 representatives elected per precinct) and a five member executive Board of Selectmen. The Selectmen as of 2007 are: Gary J. Gianino ; Albert L. Fay, Jr; Ralph C. Patuto; Walter Zenkin and Sonia Rollins. The town administrator is Robert Mercier. A town meeting is a meeting where an entire geographic area is invited to participate in a gathering, often for a political or administrative purpose. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... A city manager is an official appointed as the administrative manager of a city, in a council-manager form of city government. ...


Education

Burlington has six public schools (four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school) which comprise the Burlington Public School District. The Elementary Schools are Fox Hill, Francis Wyman, Memorial and Pine Glen. Burlington is also served by the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. In addition it home to several private schools. The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is located in Billerica, Massachusetts Shawsheen Tech, as it is usually called, is a high school serving 5 towns: Burlington, Wilmington, Bedford, Tewksbury and Billerica making up most of the student body. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ...


The town operates an Before and After School Program[2] and offers an integrated Preschool Program[3].


Commerce

Over the last 15 years, Burlington has experienced a boom in commercial growth with the continuous expansion of the Burlington Mall and the construction of the Wayside Commons, which includes an L.L. Bean and a Capital Grille. Rounder Records also now calls Burlington home. Many new buildings have been built along the town's main road Cambridge St. (Rt. 3A) which have ushered in new technology companies. It is a relatively well positioned town in the state - located at the intersection of Interstate 95 and US 3, Burlington is just 20 minutes from Boston, half an hour from New Hampshire, and an hour from Rhode Island. The Burlington Mall is a large, two story, indoor shopping mall (complex) located off Route 3 and Route 128 in Burlington, Massachusetts. ... L.L. Bean is a retail and catalog company based in Freeport, Maine, specializing in outdoor equipment and clothing. ... Rounder Records, originally of Cambridge, Massachusetts but now based in Burlington, is an independent record label founded in 1970 by Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton-Levy, while all three were still university students. ... Massachusetts Route 3A refers to a pair of north-south highways in eastern Massachusetts, running through old sections of MA Route 3 south of Boston and US Route 3 north of Boston. ...


Shops and attractions in Burlington include:


AMC Burlington 10 movie theater, Chili's Restaurant, Barnes & Noble, Circuit City, Tweeter, Daddy's Junky Music, The Escadrille Restaurant, Macaroni Grill. Chilis Grill & Bar is a chain of over 1,000 casual dining restaurants, most located in the United States. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... Circuit City (NYSE: CC) is a dealer and retailer in brand-name consumer electronics, personal computers, and entertainment software. ... A shielded Peerless v-line dome tweeter A tweeter is a driver designed to produce high frequencies, typically from around 2,000 hertz to 20,000 hertz (20,000 Hz is generally considered to be the upper limit of the human ear). ... Brinker International, Incorporated (NYSE: EAT) is the parent company of Chilis, On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, Maggianios Little Italy, and Romanos Macaroni Grill. ...


In the Middlesex Mall: Expo Design Center, Old Navy, Market Basket and Joanne Fabrics. Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc. ...


In the Burlington Mall: Hollister, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Lord & Taylor, Victoria's Secret, Aeropostale, Apple Computer, Rainforest Cafe, Aldo Shoes, Caché, Eddie Bauer, Cheesecake Factory, Macy's, American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Johnny Rockets, Sears, Legal Sea Foods, FYE, and more. In 2007/2008 the mall added a new higher end wing including specialty stores such as Nordstrom, J. Crew, bluemercury, Jasmine Sola, RUEHL and Martin + Osa. Hollister can refer to: Hollister Ranch, a ranch north of Santa Barbara, California, USA. Hollister, California, a place in the United States. ... Build-A-Bear in Barton Creek Mall in Austin, TX Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW) is an American retailer that sells customizable teddy bears and other stuffed animals. ... Lord & Taylor, based in New York, New York, is the oldest department store chain in the United States. ... For the Sonata Arctica single, see Victorias Secret (song) Victorias Secret is an American retailer of lingerie and beauty products. ... Aéropostale is a clothing retailer oriented towards teenagers selling athletically geared, casual clothing at an extremely competitive price. ... Apple Inc. ... Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landrys Restaurants, Inc. ... An ALDO store located in Ottawa, Canada. ... This article is about a database system. ... Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. ... The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Abercrombie & Fitch (IPA: ) (NYSE: ANF) (A&F) is an American clothing company. ... Johnny Rockets logo Original Johnny Rockets location on Melrose Ave. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... Legal Sea Foods is a chain of seafood restaurants with 30 locations on the East Coast of the United States. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article is about the Nordstrom department store chain. ... J.Crew is a mens and womens clothing and accessories company in the United States. ... A new concept store by New Albany, Ohio headqaurted. ... Martin + Osa (Martin & Osa) is a new clothing brand developed by American Eagle Outfitters. ...


At Wayside Commons: L.L. Bean, Bag 'n Baggage, Fresh City, Not Your Average Joe's, The Capital Grille, Cold Stone Creamery and Borders. L.L. Bean is a retail and catalog company based in Freeport, Maine, specializing in outdoor equipment and clothing. ... Current official company logo. ... Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ...


Points of interest

  • The Burlington Town Common and Simonds Park are in the center of town and there are multiple parks and public recreation facilities throughout town which have basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, gymnasia, an indoor skating rink (Burlington Ice Palace) and a skatepark.
  • The Mill Pond Conservation Area[4] is in the eastern part of town bordering Woburn and Wilmington. The largest conservation area in Burlington, the Mill Pond Conservation Area includes over 140 acres of rolling and steep terrain. Numerous marked and unmarked trails cross through the conservation area. These trails allow for long enjoyable hiking or biking experiences. The land has numerous access points, including the corner of Winter and Chestnut Streets, through a gate at the end of Hansen Avenue, and through a gate at the end of the offshoot from Town Line Road.
  • The Mill Pond located within the Mill Pond Conservation Area. Fishing is allowed with special permit. The pond is feeding one of the two water treatment plants in Burlington. The Mill Pond Water Treatment Plant has been upgraded in 2007 and has the capacity to treat up to 6 million gallons of water per day[5].

In England and Wales, a common is a piece of land over which other people -- often neighbouring landowners -- could exercise one of a number of traditional rights, such as allowing their cattle to graze upon it. ... Skatepark in Davis, California. ... The Lahey Clinic is a teaching hospital founded in 1923 by Dr. Frank Lahey. ... Route 128, also known as the Yankee Division Highway (for the U.S. 26th Infantry Division), and originally the Circumferential Highway, is a partial beltway around Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... U.S. Route 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from its southern terminus in Cambridge, MA (the official end according to AASHTO is at US 20 across the Charles River in Boston, though current signs indicate a terminus in Cambridge at Route 2A/3) through New... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 93 Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. ... The abbreviation, acronym, or initialism SAP has several different meanings: SAP AG, a German software company, or its various products such as SAP R/3 or SAP Business Information Warehouse second audio program (television) Session Announcement Protocol Soritong audio player Simple As Possible Computer Architecture Structural Adjustment Program of the... The companys logo TD Banknorth, formerly Banknorth, is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Toronto-Dominion Bank. ...

Notable residents

Peter Carruthers was an American figure skater. ... Kitty Carruthers was an American figure skater. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... Mark Fusco (born March 12, 1961 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a retired ice hockey player. ... Scott Fusco (born January 21, 1963 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a retired ice hockey player. ... WBZ is the callsign of two broadcast stations in Boston: radio station WBZ AM TV station WBZ-TV   This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... David Lovering was a drummer for the Pixies from 1986 through 1993. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels. ... This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to 2006. ... Stephen P. Mugar, 1901-1982, founder of the Star Market chain of supermarkets in New England, philanthropist and most prominent member of the Mugar family of Greater Boston, was born March 5, 1901, in Kharpert (Harput), the Ottoman Empire, of Armenian parents and died October 16, 1982, in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Jay Pandolfo (b. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... Mike Pandolfo (born September 15, 1978, in Winchester, Massachusetts) is a professional ice hockey left wing. ... The Lowell Devils are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Amy Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American comedienne and actress. ... SNL redirects here. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, pitching is the act of throwing the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to make contact with it, or draw a walk. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... f u ... Roger Cook may be: Roger Cook, songwriter Roger Cook, investigative journalist This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

References

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External links

  • Burlington, Massachusetts is at coordinates 42°30′23″N 71°12′00″W / 42.506362, -71.200088 (Burlington, Massachusetts)Coordinates: 42°30′23″N 71°12′00″W / 42.506362, -71.200088 (Burlington, Massachusetts)

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