Woburn Real Estate
As with many towns in Massachusetts, Woburn was originally settled in the first half of the 17th century. The name is taken from the town of Woburn in Bedfordshire, England. The site was chosen thanks to the town’s proximity to the wonderfully named Mystic River and is historically important as the site of the ordination of the Rev. Thomas Carter, the first man to become a Christian minister in the USA.
The town covers an area of almost 13 square miles and is home to a population of around 40,000. The largest employer is Marshalls, the company behind the TJ Maxx chain of stores, with other notable companies in Woburn including technology company Chomerics and many smaller businesses. The town serves as a commuter town to Boston and other major towns in the region, and is well-served by local transport service providers.
Woburn has good schools including Goodyear Elementary – named after Woburn man Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber – and Woburn Memorial High School, and is immortalised in the film ‘A Civil Action’ which portrays a famous court case regards chemical contamination in the 1970’s and starred John Travolta and Robert Duvall. A pleasant place to live with good employment prospects and easy access to the Greater Boston area, Woburn is worth visiting for its rich history beginning with some of the earliest settlers in the USA.