Woburn is located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts and a city in Middlesex County. The area was named after a town in England and was then set off from Charleston and was then incorporated as a town by 1642. With the Middlesex Canal, the town changed its economic base from being primarily agricultural to the industry during the first half of the 19th century. The town then developed industry in shoe manufacturing leather tanning and the industry became the city’s predominant economic activity. At present, services and trade are now the main sources of income, however, the light industry remains an important activity; the city’s manufacture includes chemicals, electronic components, and food products. The city got its name from a village and civil parish named Woburn in Bedfordshire. Settlers first made their home in Woburn in 1640. Approximately 39,500 people live in Woburn, and around 62% of the population own their home. The city’s median home value is $394,900, which is significantly higher than the national average of 184,700. Majority of the residents have a liberal outlook in life. Woburn has a humid continental climate, which includes moderately cold winters, cool springs, humid summers, and crisp autumns. It is located just south of the intersection of I-93 and I-95, and around 11 miles north of Boston. There is no shortage of gorgeous nature sights in Woburn. Notable destination include the Horn Pond, Breakheart Reservation, Middlesex Fell Reservation, Mary Cummings Park, Upper Mystic Lake, Cranberry Bog Conservation Area, and Battle Road Trail.
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