The suburban community of Tewksbury is located just 25 miles northwest of Boston at the junction of Routes I-93 and I-495, with a population of approximately 32,000. Incor¬porated in 1734, Tewksbury was primarily an agricultural community until the mid-20th century. In fact, the town was once known as the “Carnation Capital of America”, supplying flowers to the Lowell and Boston markets.
Today Tewksbury is a desirable community for both residents and businesses, offering easy access to major highways, the MBTA commuter rail, and all the conveniences of nearby cities, yet it still retains a small town feeling and an abundance of open space. Tewksbury is easily commutable to Boston, Cambridge and to many North Shore beaches as well as the lakes and mountains of New Hampshire and Maine.
Tewksbury public schools include 4 lower elementary schools, 1 upper elementary school, 1 middle school, and the newly constructed Tewksbury Memorial High School (completed in 2012). The town also features a newer police station, public library, and senior center. With nine public parks encompassing approximately 145 acres, Tewksbury has many athletic fields and courts, playgrounds, a youth center, and recreational trails.