Lynnfield, Massachusetts

According to Fashionissupreme, Lynnfield, Massachusetts is a town located in Essex County that is bordered by Reading and Wakefield to the north, Lynn to the east, Saugus to the south, and North Reading and Peabody to the west. The population of Lynnfield was 11,596 as of 2020.

The area that is now known as Lynnfield was originally part of Lynn (originally known as Saugus). In 1782, it became an independent town called South Reading. The name was changed to Lynnfield in 1814.

The town has a long history of being a farming community. As early as 1637 there were farms located in what is now Lynnfield. The first settlers were from England and came in search of religious freedom.

According to Harvardshoes, Lynnfield has several places of interest for visitors including Bunker Hill Monument, which marks the location of the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution; Coffin’s Corner Historic District which contains twelve buildings from the late 1700s and early 1800s; and Summer Street Historic District which includes two 19th century churches along with several homes from this period.

Today, Lynnfield has a vibrant economy that is fueled by businesses ranging from retail stores to technology companies. There are also many restaurants located throughout town offering a variety of cuisines including Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Indian and more!

The public schools in Lynnfield are highly rated with excellent test scores which makes it an attractive destination for families looking for quality education options for their children.

Lynnfield also offers many recreational activities such as golf courses at Pine Brook Country Club and Breakheart Reservation; hiking trails at Breakheart Reservation; boating at Lake Quannapowitt; swimming at Walden Pond Beach; fishing spots; picnic areas at Pine Brook Country Club; sports fields at Breakheart Reservation; tennis courts at Pine Brook Country Club; skating rinks at Lake Quannapowitt; playgrounds throughout town; and more!

Overall, Lynnfield is a great place to live or visit! It has a rich history dating back hundreds of years with plenty of interesting sites to explore plus plenty of businesses providing employment opportunities for local residents. There are also numerous recreational activities available providing something for everyone no matter what their interests may be.

Population: 11,542. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,546 (+0.0% change)
Males: 5,658 (49.0%), Females: 5,884 (51.0%)

Essex County

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $80,626
Median house value: $328,000

Races in Lynnfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Italian (28.1%), Irish (27.6%), English (14.3%), German (4.9%), Polish (4.6%), French (4.5%).

Elevation: 98 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles

Lynnfield, Massachusetts


For population 25 years and over in Lynnfield

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 49.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lynnfield town

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

5.0% Foreign born (1.8% Europe, 1.2% North America, 1.2% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Lynnfield:

  • UNION HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; LYNN, MA)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lynnfield:

  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 19 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 40 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: MHT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Lynnfield:

  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 10 miles; BEVERLY, MA; Abbreviation: BVY)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 15 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; Abbreviation: LWM)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 17 miles; METHUEN, MA; Abbreviation: MA2)

Amtrak stations near Lynnfield:

  • 8 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 12 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 13 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lynnfield:

  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DANVERS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,663)
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; SALEM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,917)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; MEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BOSTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,638)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; BOSTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,291)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 13 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,384)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Full-time enrollment: 20,531)


Public high school in Lynnfield:

  • LYNNFIELD HIGH (Students: 513; Location: 275 ESSEX STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Lynnfield:

  • LYNNFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 674; Location: 505 MAIN STREET; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • SUMMER STREET (Students: 446; Location: 262 SUMMER STREET; Grades: PK – 04)
  • HUCKLEBERRY HILL (Students: 398; Location: KNOLL RD; Grades: KG – 04)

Private primary/middle schools in Lynnfield:

  • OUR LADY OF ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 40 GROVE STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • TOWER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 5 SUMMER STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 20; Location: 708 LOWELL ST; Grades: PK – KG)


Library in Lynnfield:

  • LYNNFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $484,617; Location: 18 SUMMER ST.; 59,052 books; 1,457 audio materials; 2,140 video materials; 172 serial subscriptions)