GreatSchools city score: 9
Nearby city: Boston
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The town of Littleton is approximately 17.5 square miles and located about 26 miles northwest of Boston and has a population of about 8,100 residents. It has maintained much of its rural New England character as evidenced by the traditional town center and green, many fine examples of historic New England Architecture and landmarks. Littleton has a real sense of a “home town” community where the residents feel the town is like “one large neighborhood”. Founded in 1714, Littleton has an active town meeting form of government and a top notch library, police department and school system.
The town of Littleton is very convenient to routes 495 and route 2 and is growing! It has expanded it’s own Boston bound commuter rail as well as constructing a brand new shopping center right off Rte 495. It offers a wide range of retail stores and services both in Littleton and it’s neighboring communities of Westford and Acton. It also has an abundance of conservation trails, nearby Westford Nashoba Valley Ski area, Kimball’s Ice Cream, Acton’s Children Museum, NARA Park in Acton and Indian Hill Music. Littleton is home to Harmony Horse Stables, which offers affordable horse riding lessons.
Littleton is an arts-friendly town, home to Indian Hill Music, a nonprofit music education center featuring both a professional orchestra and music outreach programs, and a community theater that hosts summer activities for youth. But it’s not all play: Littleton Public Schools placed on the AP District Honor Roll for their results on College Board testing.
Rolling hills and conservation areas give Littleton its countryside appeal. One of the most popular spots for recreation in Littleton is Long Lake Park, a park on Long Pond with a beach for boating and swimming, and summer youth programs. Other parks in Littleton include Fay Park, which has picnic areas and there are hiking trails in Bumblebee Park and Oak Hill.