About Medford, MA

Home of Tufts University, Medford is a college town, but it is also a bustling suburb of Boston, just five miles north of the capital. With a history intimately tied to Charlestown and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Medford is an historic city that retains its old New England feel while also boasting all the modern amenities of urban living. Seven distinctive residential neighborhoods or squares make up the city, and each has its own rich history, subculture, and contemporary character.