Area: 7.9 sq miles (20.46 km²)
Population: 24,804 (2000)
12.5 mi (20.1 km) north-northwest of Downtown Boston
An MBTA Commuter Rail station on the Haverhill/Reading Line is located near the center of town as well as a second station in the Greenwood section. Several MBTA buses on Route 136 and Route 137 run to surrounding communities, including the nearby Oak Grove stop as well as Malden Center, both rapid transit stations on the Orange Line.
The bicentennial of the incorporation of Wakefield took place in 2012 after the town was incorporated in 1812. Lake Quannapowitt is a popular recreation area for walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers . Annual events you don't want to miss! Festival by The Lake (2nd Saturday in June), Concerts on the Common (July-September), Town Day, Homecoming Celebration in Autumn.
Scott Brown, Massachusetts State and US Senator.
James Massone, former contestant on season 2 of the NBC program The Voice.
Judge A. David Mazzone for the U.S. District Court in Boston from 1978 until 2004. He is best known for the 1985 court decision mandating the cleanup of Boston Harbor, which ultimately cost $3.8 billion and resulted in the construction of the Deer Island wastewater treatment plant. Mazzone lived in Wakefield from 1959 until his death in 2004.