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Milton, Massachusetts

Milton, Massachusetts
Full nameMilton, Massachusetts
Official nameMilton, Massachusetts
Settlement typeTown
CountryUnited States
CountySuffolk until 1793
Norfolk thereafter
TypeRepresentative town meeting
Total Area13.3 sq mi (34.4 km2)
Land Area13.0 sq mi (33.7 km2)
Water Area0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation130 ft (39.6 m)
Total Population25691 (2007)
Density (pop.)762.8/km2 (1976.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code02186
Area code617 / 857
FIPS code25-41690
GNIS feature ID0619459

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Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States and part of the Greater Boston area. The population was 26,062 at the 2000 census. Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and architect Buckminster Fuller. Milton also has the highest percentage of residents per capita citing Irish heritage of any town in the United States; 38%. In 2007 and 2009, Money Magazine listed Milton 7th and 5th, respectively, on its annual list of the "Best Places to Live" in the United States.

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For nurse Heather Szymczak, the chance to fly off to the remote rain forest of Bolivia for nine months is a dream come true -- but not for the usual reasons of travel and adventure. Ever since she was 15, Szymczak has volunteered to do humanitarian-aid work in Third World countries. This mission is different, she said, calling it "a test." Szymczak, 33, of Milton, has been awarded a nine-month fellowship by Massachusetts General Hospital, where she has worked for two years as a nurse on an adult surgical floor. She is one of three winners of the Thomas S. Durant Fellowship in Refugee Medicine, awarded every year, and she chose Concern America, a small nonprofit agency in Chicago that provides humanitarian help, for her mission. She will work in a health clinic in Rurrenabaque, a village in the Beni province in Bolivia, and spend part of her time in a remote area of the rain forest. Once a month, she will take four-day trips on the Beni River, stopping at villages along the way to provide care and health education. What most excites her is the chance to do more than just go to a foreign country, work in a clinic, pack up her bags and leave. "This program also emphasizes creating a sustainable medical mission -- passing on some of the information and skills to the people who live there," she said in an interview on Sunday, Aug. 19. In the Concern America program, the most remote areas in the rain forest elect a "health promoter," a member of the village who becomes their <b>...</b>
2.35 min. | 5.0 user rating -- Tour Milton, MA neighborhoods, condominium developments, subdivisions, schools, landmarks, recreational areas, and town offices. Milton, Massachusetts is an affluent suburban community between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills. Although the first English traders passed through Milton in the 1620's, the earliest permanent settlement occurred in 1634 when colonists created an agricultural community growing barley, rye and Indian corn. A powder mill was built in 1674 and is thought to be the first of its kind in the colonies. Boston investors, seeing the potential of the site and its proximity to the city, provided the capital to develop 18th century Milton as an important industrial site with an iron slitting mill, paper and sawmills and the first chocolate factory in New England in 1764. Benjamin Crahore began making pianos in 1800 in what is thought to be the first piano factory in the country. Situated at the head of a tidewater, Milton became a commercial trading center where goods from the interior could be exchanged for West Indian imports. Prosperous Bostonians, including Governor Hutchinson, followed their investments and moved to Milton, creating an early estate district which grew side-by-side with 125 farms. As Milton's fortunes grew, immigrants arrived from Ireland, Nova Scotia and Scotland to work along the bustling harbor. Laying of streetcar lines fueled the rapid expansion of residential development and between 1870 and 1915 <b>...</b>
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Cunningham Park, Milton, Massachusetts
0.53 min. | 0 user rating - Abuts desirable Milton Hill, the locale adds to this spectacular 3 story Tudor style home surrounded by exquisite gardens. Rich original detail and 9 fireplaces are a distinction of its turn-of-century design. Handsome wood paneling, sundrenched family room, sweeping staircase with masterful windows. Generous bedrooms offer a master suite and a perfect au-pair arrangement. An endearing gardener's studio, screened patio leads to gardens and gazebo. Truly a most notable residence!
7.23 min. | 5.0 user rating - A touch of class! Magnificent & private 14 room, 5 bedroom, 5 1 bath home on 1.2 acres with panoramic views of the Blue Hill Conservation in exclusive Indian Cliffs Estates. Everything for fine living, with custom woodwork, mahogany built-ins & rich details. Inviting two story foyer with a curved staircase and walls. Romantic master bedroom with a luxurious master bath with a steam shower & Jacuzzi and a huge 17'x9' walk-in closet and dressing room and a curved balcony overlooking the pool. Total four bedroom suites each with it's own private bathroom. . Two fireplaces, custom cherry kitchen with stainless steel Thermador, Bosche & Miele appliances & granite countertops.
7.85 min. | 0 user rating - Located directly south of Boston, Massachusetts as well as Logan Airport, Milton, Massachusetts is a suburban area of approximately 26000 residents. Milton prides itself on a rich historical heritage, tree lined streets, and acres of protected open space. Often voted as one of the best places to live in America, Milton is unique in that it has the most privately and publicly conserved land within 20 miles of Boston, giving the town a bucolic atmosphere in close proximity to the cultural and business opportunities in the Greater Boston area. Easy access to major highways such as Rt. 128, Interstates 93 and 95 plus just minutes to the commuter rail, make Milton the ideal place to live and raise a family. Merchant Ivory could have shot a period production right here behind the 10 foot hedge. This 1733 colonial has captured our hearts. With 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this old style Colonial, built in 1733, sits on over a half acre of land. The gardens are taking shape, the wisteria is ready for another season and you have this private half acre all to yourself. Set sideways on the lot with double chimneys, ten well scaled rooms, five bedrooms and all the nooks and crannies you'd expect. The paneled library, first floor meeting rooms are beautifully cared for. Updated bathrooms are found throughout the home. The beautiful family room looks out to the scenic backyard. The third floor suite could easily be used as a master bedroom, guest room, or <b>...</b>
5.27 min. | 0 user rating - In 1870, Milton voted to form a public library with public funds matched by private moneys. Various Reading rooms were rented until the Central building was opened in 1904 on land bought by 26 citizens and donated to the town. In 1958, a two-story addition was added to house Children and Young Adult collections. And today you will see a reconstruction project that cost over $13 Million dollars. With the help of Library Director, Phil McNulty the library qualified for a state grant to help pay for the renovations along with donations made to the Milton Library Foundation and the rest was paid for by the Milton tax payers who voted 3 to 1 back in 2005 to see the renovation happen. The new library is roughly 50000 square feet with 32 computers, a childrens and young adult section, and two renovated reading rooms with gas fireplaces. The Milton Public Library goal is to promote the love of reading, to make accessible the diversity of human culture and learning, to be a resource for the community's research and information needs and to do all of this in a way that returns value for the community's investment. Milton residents may obtain a free library card good at all public libraries in the Old Colony Library Network by showing identification with a full name and current address. There are two rooms available to book Conference Room: This room holds up to 16 people at tables set up in an open square. Keyes Community Room : This room holds up to 100 <b>...</b>
7.13 min. | 5.0 user rating - Welcome to Milton, Massachusetts. Located just 8 miles South of Boston, Milton is a town of approximately 27000 residents and home to the Blue Hills Reservation which offers 7000 acres of protected land with hiking, biking and skiing. In 2007 and 2009, Money Magazine listed Milton as the 7th and 5th, respectively, on it's annual list of Best Places to Live in the United States. All six public school buildings are new and the facilities are state of the art. A popular French Immersion program starts in the first grade and continues through the 12th grade. Milton is also home to the prestigious co-educational, independent preparatory, boarding and day school Milton Academy. We love having the city of Boston in our backyard with its shopping, dining, theatre and cultural enrichment just a short 15 minute ride by public transportation or car. Calling all naturalists! If you're looking for that private place to escape when the rest of the world just doesn't shut down...our brick front raised ranch is just the ticket. The setting on a side lane far from the maddening crowd offers close to two acres of land. With eight rooms, two full baths this well loved home is in outstanding condition and has loads of potential to expand for a growing family. This open floor plan has a contemporary feeling. We hope you'll agree.... it's priced to sell. Watch the video tour and call today for an appointment. Real estate video tours by http
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Summer '08 Town Hall Tour (Milton) - Governor Deval Patrick answers the following: "My main concern is healthcare. I have family members who cannot afford health insurance. If my son gets sick, I don't know what I am going to do. What's going to happen?" For more information, visit www.mass.govPlease note that we have enabled comments so visitors can discuss videos with each other. All comments are moderated in accordance with our YouTube comment policy (please see for details). If you have any feedback, questions or comments for the governor's office, please contact us at
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Boston Globe--When he arrived at -Massachusetts- General Hospital nine days ago, he was dying. Somerville police Detective Mario Oliveira had taken ... - Date : Fri, 12 Nov 2010 04:56:12 GMT+00:00
President Obama Is Playing Politics With Domestic Violence Issue, Groups Warn - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--Former Judge -Milton- Raphaelson of -Massachusetts- notes, "Few lives, if any, have been saved, but much harm, and possibly loss of lives, has come from the ... - Date : Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:08:03 GMT+00:00
It's Easy (On Your Budget) Being Green - Tweet this news the case of -Milton- Hospital in -Massachusetts-, which as part of its overall going-green initiative has computerized everything from medical records ... - Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 17:02:59 GMT+00:00
Students Pile Up Candy For the Troops - Patch Tweet this news
Patch---...- this evening at -Milton- High School. Hall will discuss definitions, communication and prevention strategies, and the recently-passed -Massachusetts- law. ... - Date : Tue, 09 Nov 2010 11:12:28 GMT+00:00
Craigslist buyers and sellers: Learn how to protect yourself - NECN Tweet this news
NECN--(NECN) - Late last week, police in -Milton-, -Massachusetts- say three men went to Milton to buy a television that was listed on the Internet Web site ... - Date : Thu, 05 Aug 2010 13:22:16 GMT+00:00
New Baby Bundles Fundraiser - Saturday, June 26th - 95.9 WATD-FM Tweet this news
95.9 WATD-FM---...- ride BBQ w/ a live Musical performance featuring one of the most legendary and influential bands to ever come out of -Milton Massachusetts-, Rump Roast. ... - Date : Tue, 01 Jun 2010 21:02:08 GMT+00:00
Elderly driver legislation deadlocked on Beacon Hill - NECN Tweet this news
NECN--(NECN) - -Massachusetts- State Senator Brian Joyce (D--Milton-) joins Jim Braude on Broadside with an update on legislation that to curb unsafe elderly drivers, ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:22:09 GMT+00:00
The Dropkick Murphys: Alive and thriving! - Irish Central Tweet this news
Irish Central--The fund is hosting its next event, Celebrity OysterFest 2010, on May 12 at 88 Wharf Riverfront Grille in -Milton-, -Massachusetts-. Casey and his bandmates, ... - Date : Thu, 06 May 2010 14:41:02 GMT+00:00

Municipalities and communities of Norfolk County, Massachusetts

County seat: Dedham
CitiesBraintree * Franklin * Quincy * Randolph * Weymouth
TownsAvon * Bellingham * Brookline * Canton * Cohasset * Dedham * Dover * Foxborough * Holbrook * Medfield * Medway * Millis * Milton * Needham * Norfolk * Norwood * Plainville * Sharon * Stoughton * Walpole * Wellesley * Westwood * Wrentham
CDPsBellingham * Dover * Foxborough * Medfield * Millis-Clicquot * Sharon * Walpole
Chestnut Hill

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