A town of 25,000 in Middlesex County, Burlington, Massachusetts has a history that dates back to the 17th Century. This is a suburban town that relies on industry and has seen a boom in commercial and residential retail development over the past few decades.
There are many parks and public recreation centers spread out over town, and close to the town are many monuments and other points of interest related to the Revolutionary War. The local Burlington Mall made a few waves in the national media recently when a sinkhole opened up under a car in the parking lot. But, as a whole, this is a safe town with low crime rates.
Northeastern University has a campus in town, so there is a good population of teens and younger adults who enjoy the nightlife options here or in nearby Boston. This is a good place to raise a family with low crime rates and friendly people.