Area: 6.7 sq miles (17.35 km²)
Population: 22,219 (2000)
Nine miles north of downtown Boston
The Oak Grove subway station is 3.8 miles from Stoneham Center, in Malden, and is the northern terminus of the MBTA's Orange Line. Several nearby commuter rail stations are in bordering communities of Melrose, Winchester, Wakefield, Reading, Medford and Woburn, each providing transportation to Boston's North Station. And the MBTA's 132 bus route travels through Stoneham Center, offering transportation to the Orange Line at Oak Grove and Malden Station.
The town is the birthplace of Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan and is the home of the Stone Zoo.
George J. Hall, U.S. Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II.
Joe McLaughlin, linebacker for the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
Peter Fisher, Major League Baseball Minnesota Twins, Red Sox 1998-2005.