Woburn Community Profile
MBTA bus Route 354 offers express service direct from Haymarket square, Boston, to West Cummings Park at frequent intervals throughout the business day. The bus goes on from 400 West Cummings Park with service through Woburn Square to Burlington Mall.
 

Woburn, Massachusetts

 

Once known as the country’s largest producer of roses, Woburn is conveniently located at the junction of Routes 128 (I-95) and I-93, just 10 miles north of downtown Boston.  This pleasant 370-year-old history-rich city, with a population of about 39,000, is bordered by Winchester on the south, Stoneham and Reading on the east, historic Lexington and Burlington on the west, and Wilmington on the north.

Value

Reasonable home prices and one of the lowest residential property tax rates in Massachusetts allow residents to truly appreciate Woburn’s value.  The average median sales price for a single-family home over the last year was an affordable $302,500.  The FY2011 residential tax rate is $10.30 per $1,000, and is several dollars lower than the rates of the immediately surrounding communities.  Despite having such a remarkably low tax rate, Woburn is known for its excellent school system with a very low student/teacher ratio of just 13.1.  Three of Woburn’s public schools have been commended by the state Department of Education for improved MCAS scores, two years in a row.  The majority of students in Woburn’s brand new high school continue on to four-year colleges and universities after graduation.

History

Woburn opened its first truly public library in 1856, but the library’s history actually began more than 200 years ago.  Its Romanesque quarters were designed by Henry H. Richardson, who also designed Boston’s Trinity Church.  Woburn Public Library is architecturally one of the country’s most significant community libraries.  Plans are actively underway for a major addition to this stunning gem of a building.

Demographics

Of the estimated one-million-person population within a 10-mile radius of Woburn, 63 percent of those working are reportedly white collar workers; 37 percent have a college education; nearly 64 percent are of working age between 19 and 64, with nearly 26 percent between ages 25 and 39.  An estimated 10,174 businesses operate within a five-mile radius, and Woburn also has a far lower unemployment rate than the statewide rate.  No doubt about it - Woburn is an ideal location for almost any good clean business.

Easy Access

Why not move your business (or perhaps your family, too) to Woburn, conveniently located at the commercial crossroads of Greater Boston, the junction of route 128 (I-95) and Interstate 93.  Woburn offers an easy commute and some of the best commercial leasing deals in New England.

Direct MBTA bus and train service to and from downtown Boston (including North Woburn’s new Regional Transportation Center), and a host of hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment all combine for a most convenient locale.  What a concept:  less traffic, lower taxes, excellent schools, and more time at home!  There are direct express MBTA buses from Haymarket Square, Boston to 400 West Cummings Park, and another MBTA bus from the Wellington Station, Orange Line to TradeCenter 128, via Winchester Center and Medford Square.  A third bus provides service between the Anderson Regional Transportation Center and 400 West Cummings Park.

 

Commercial Real Estate Brokers

In-house commercial real estate brokers at Cummings Properties work cooperatively with licensed brokers from any state. We buy commercial property in eastern Massachusetts, including distressed parcels. The 260 regular full-time real estate brokers and other management and service staff of Cummings Properties currently have a combined total of 2,000 years of service with the firm!

 

Woburn by the numbers

  • Settled: 1640
  • Township Incorporated: 1642, Incorporated as a City: 1889
  • City Government: Mayor & City Council
  • Mayor: Scott Galvin
  • County: Middlesex (America’s largest county)
  • District Court: Woburn 4th Eastern Middlesex
  • Total Area: 13.11 Square Miles
  • Population (1950): 20,492; (1960): 31,241; (1988): 35,198; (1998): 37,202
  • 2006 Tax Rate: Residential: $8.70; Commercial/Industrial: $21.50
  • Latitude is 42.479N, and Longitude is 71.152W

 

Important Woburn Phone Numbers
Boys & Girls Club 781-935-3777
City Clerk 781-932-4450
City Hall 781-932-4400
Cummings Properties 781-935-8000
Daily Times Chronicle
781-933-3700
Fire Department 781-933-3131
High School Principal 781-937-8211
Library 781-933-0148
Mayor 781-932-4501
Police 781-933-1212
Supt. of Schools 781-935-6609
Woburn Advocate
781-937-8000
Woburn Bus. Assoc. 781-935-0345
Woburn YMCA 781-935-3270

 

 
 
 
Cummings Properties LLC, 200 West Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 781-935-8000
 
Other members of
Woburn Business Association

A.C. Cirone & Sons, Inc.
Advanced Dental Associates
Albert F. Fitzgerald, Inc.
Anderson Oil Service
Arqule, Inc.
Atlantic Gelatin
Atlantic Packaging
Atlantic Store Fixture Co.
Bell Atlantic
Berger & Small
Boston Centerless
Boston Federal Savings Bank
boston.com
Boys and Girls Club of Woburn
Café Amante
Carlson/GMAC Real Estate
Central Bank
Chute Fuel
Citizens Bank
Collins Management, Inc.
Connoisseurs Products Corp.
Connolly & Company, Inc.
Country Club Heights
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Curtis Law Office
Custom Machine
D.H. Fowle Co.
Danvers Savings Bank
Data Print, Inc.
Dole & Bailey, Inc.
Eastern Bank
Fagan Electrical Service
Farrell's Service Center
Gaffney Signs Company
George W. Gately, Inc.
Gilgun’s Hypnosis Clinic
Grossman Companies, Inc.
Gymnastics and More
Hammond Square Children’s School
Hartmere Associates
Harvey Industries, Inc.
Healthsouth
Hogan Tire Centers
Jamieson Management Co., Inc.
JFL Marketing & Advertising
Joseph H. Young Company
K & N Oil Service
Kamco Supply Corp.
Kap Photos
Kennedy Development Group
Kirk & Kirk, CPA’s
Koster & Sons Construction
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Lannan Chevrolet-Oldsmobile
Lawton & Lawton
Lennon Insurance Agency
Litchfield Co.
Lock & Keys, Inc.
Lohrman H.V.A.C.
Mahoney's Auto Body
Marshall's, Inc.
Martignetti Enterprises
Martini Insurance Agency
Massachusetts Rifle Association
Massbank
McDonald's
McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Service
McSheffrey’s Citgo
MediaOne Community TV
Michienzi Construction & Development
Murray Hills Real Estate
My Glass Company
National Development
New Boston Mortgage
New England Copy Specialists
New England Industrial Truck
New England Rehabilitation Hospital
Nordic Properties
North Woburn Package Store
Olympic Builders
Organix, Inc.
P&M Locksmith Service, Inc.
Paul Maggiore Builders Corp.
Peterson School
Place Lane Condominium Trust
Prudential Preferred Realty
RC Olsen Cadillac
Red Roof Inn
Rental Service, Inc.
Resources for Responsible Site Mgmt.
Richard L. Black, Inc.
Roche, Carens & Degiacomo, P.C.
S.B. Goddard & Son Company
Schell-Z Glenbrook
Senator Robert A. Havern
Sierra Suites Hotel
Spartan Paint & Supply Co.
Stoneham Savings Bank
Stop & Shop Supermarket Cos., Inc.
Susse Chalet Inn
T.J. Martin Company, Inc.
The Begley Companies
The Crestview
The Davis Companies