Picnics in the park, live music, dinners, and face painting — when a town like Tewksbury celebrates, they make it big. This town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts recently turned 275 years old. First settled in 1637, the town broke from Billerica to form a new town in 1734.
Situated 25 miles north of Boston, Tewksbury is between the Merrimack River to the north and the Shawsheen River to the south. The area around the Shawsheen River marks the oldest part of town. Andover is to the east and Lowell is to the northeast.
Tewksbury is home to the Public Health Museum, located in Tewksbury Hospital. The hospital was established in 1852 and covers 900 acres. Another noteworthy spot is the Brown Tavern, constructed around 1790. This was supposedly a stop for President Andrew Jackson during a historic visit to Tewksbury.
Old-town charm just a short drive from Boston make Tewksbury an excellent choice for apartment renting.