North Reading, MA
Area: 13.5 sq miles (34.96 km²)
Population: 13,837 (2000)
The area was first settled in 1651 when the town of Reading received a special land grant north of the Ipswich River. It was officially incorporated as the separate town of North Reading in 1853. The town center retains its historic fabric with a Federal style meeting house and an affluent Federal village with a well-preserved district of period houses.
Art Kenney, retired principal of North Reading High School and one of the oldest living former Major League baseball players.
Jonathan Bird, Emmy-winning television producer.
Edward J. Collins, Jr., government official