Lexington was first settled in 1642 as a farming community. The town experienced rapid housing development after World War II with the growth of the Boston urban area and the decline of agriculture. While the town is primarily residential, a number of industries and commercial establishments employ more than 16,000 people in Lexington. Services and manufacturing are the two largest employment sectors. The major shopping area is the central business district. Lexington Center is a well-maintained walk-able community center with boutiques, professional offices, banks, restaurants and cafes.
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Lexington schools are a driving factor for young families moving to the community. Lexington High School was ranked #2 by Boston Magazine in 2014. There are 16 K-12 schools in Lexington, MA, including 10 public schools and 6 private schools. Lexington public schools belong to two districts, Lexington School District and Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District. For a complete description of school scores, visit education.com.
- Patriots' Day - Parade and re-enactment is a MUST to talk about.
Dining & Shopping
- Rancatore's - For the best home-made ice cream around
- Via Lago - A great spot for breakfast or lunch. Good Food, great value
- The Inn at Hastings Park - If you have something special to celebrate
- Il Casale
- Royal India Bistro
- Vinebrook Tavern
- Ride Studio Cafe - A bike shop with the best coffee in town
- MA France Gourmet - Two young French people making us happy with authentic delicacies
- Qdoba - They have healthy, inexpensive fast food and kids meals that work for a light lunch
- Neillio's - For takeout
- Petra - Some of the best women's clothing out there
- Pocket full of Posies - A great gift boutique
Parks And Recreation
Interstate 95/Route128 passes through Lexington and the Alewife "T" station is a short 10 minute drive from Lexington.