Tewksbury, Mass., City and Higher Education Information

Tewksbury is a small town in the Lowell metropolitan area of eastern Massachusetts. A couple of schools can be found in the town, and many more 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities are located in neighboring cities. Find out more about Tewksbury, including its attractions, largest employers and school options.

Information about Tewksbury

Located in Middlesex County, the town of Tewksbury has a population of about 30,400 residents, according to 2016 U.S. census estimates. Tewksbury has an equestrian farm, golf course and tennis courts. A country club offers a 9-hole golf course and a restaurant, while an athletic complex offers opportunities for softball, baseball, basketball and soccer. Nearby Lowell, a city of more than 109,000, is home to such attractions as the Whistler Museum of Art, Tsongas Arena and the annual Lowell Folk Festival. The largest city in New England, Boston, lies 25 miles to the southeast and boasts world-class museums, performance venues, shopping and cultural attractions, including the Black Heritage Trail, the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Higher Education

The city's location near Lowell and Bedford puts it within commuting distance of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Middlesex Community College and Merrimack College. Tufts University is about 15 miles away in Medford. This university, which has almost 11,000 students, was listed as the 27th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. Other schools within 15 miles of Tewksbury include Massachusetts School of Law, Bentley University, North Shore Community College and Northern Essex Community College.

Economy and Employment

According to 2012 census data, the town's highest sector of employment was retail trade with 2,200 jobs. Health care and social assistance had about 1,500 jobs, while accommodation and food services employed approximately 1,000 jobs. Across the greater Lowell area, the largest employers include Lowell General Hospital, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Verizon, Aramark, DeMoulas Market Basket and Middlesex Community College.

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