About Our Town
Reading is known as a great place to live - just ask anyone who lives here! Noted for its award-winning schools and outstanding Town services, Reading is a community of excellence. Reading has a safe, small-town feel with welcoming neighborhoods where people know and care for each other, and the Town offers its residents many recreational and cultural opportunities, both within the community and as part of the greater Boston region.
Reading is a stable and progressive community that thoughtfully plans for its future. The community values and preserves its history and open spaces while actively supporting smart growth, and a vibrant downtown. Reading has a strong sense of community and a long tradition of civic engagement and volunteerism.
And as if that is not enough, Reading is located just 12 miles from the center of Boston with its many world-renowned cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. New England's beautiful beaches, mountains, and historic sites are a short drive from Reading. The center of Boston is a short 25-minute train ride from Reading's downtown, and Boston's Logan International Airport is less than 15 miles away.