Settled in 1644, Reading is located just 12 miles from the center of Boston. It is governed by a representative town meeting model and employs a Town Manager for day to day operations. As of the 2010 census, there were 24,747 people living in Reading.
Reading is known as a great place to live noted for its award-winning schools and outstanding Town services. Reading has a safe, small-town feel with welcoming neighborhoods where people know and care for each other.
The Reading community values and preserves its history and open spaces while actively supporting growth, and a vibrant downtown. Reading has a strong sense of community and a long tradition of civic engagement and volunteerism.
Many of New England’s most popular beaches, mountains, and historic sites are a short drive from Reading.
Things to do
- Burbank Arena skating rink
- Hago Harringtons Miniature Golf
- Hartshorne House
- Parker Tavern
- St. Athanasius Parish
- Flint Memorial Hall
Mission of Deeds
The Mission of Deeds helps struggling individuals and families in need by improving their quality of life. They provide basic essentials to help them survive and thrive. They work to make the world a better place, one family at a time.