The city of Medford is conveniently located on the banks of the Mystic River, just 5 miles outside of Boston. It is one of the oldest settlements in the Commonwealth and contains many historic sites, some of which date back to the 17th century. Residents value its variety of neighborhoods and housing options, proximity to the Middlesex Fells, and diverse population. It is also the home of world-class Tufts University.
Transportation options are plentiful in Medford with bus, commuter rail, and highway access to the city as well as a 4-foot channel in the Mystic River that leads to the Boston Inner Harbor. The long-awaited Green line extension and planned commuter boat to Boston will enhance its commuter-friendly reputation.