Malden, MA City and Education Facts

Malden, Massachusetts, is a mid-sized suburb of Boston known for its family-friendly atmosphere and system of parks. The town is located near several world-class schools, including Harvard University, Tufts University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read about it here.

Information about Malden

Malden, Massachusetts, is a city of approximately 61,000 residents, based on 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The local median household income of $55,523 for 2010-2014 and median home value of $328,800 were both slightly below statewide levels. Among other things, Malden is known for its colonial history and its historic network of city squares.

Malden is home to dozens of parks, including Waitt's Mountain historic park. The city also has several historic Victorian homes, including the Buckminster and Rose houses. Malden's location within the Boston area puts it within easy distance of the New England Aquarium, the Paul Revere House and Boston Harbor, along with a host of other colonial and historic sites in surrounding towns and cities. Most of these sights are easily accessible by car or the Boston area's subway system, the 'T', which has two stops in Malden city limits.

Higher Education

Malden is within easy commuting distance of some of the country's greatest institutions of higher learning. These include Tufts University in nearby Medford, Boston College in Chestnut Hill and, of course, Cambridge's Harvard University and Massachusetts Institution of Technology. Within the city of Boston, barely seven miles to the south, students can attend such well-regarded institutions as Boston University, Emerson College and the Berklee College of Music.

Economy and Employment

Malden, like many other Northeastern cities, has suffered somewhat as manufacturing and industrial firms have relocated to lower-wage areas in past decades. However, blue-collar professions still employ a large number of city residents. Some of the city's largest employers include General Insulation Co., Athenahealth Inc., Beebe Elementary School, New England Tea & Coffee Co. and Flowtron Outdoor Products.

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