Learn More About Middleton, MA

Middleton was first settled in 1659 and was officially incorporated in 1728. Prior to 1728 it was considered a part of Salem, and contains territory previously within the limits of Andover, Boxford, and Topsfield. The name Middleton is derived from its location mid-way between the important early settlements of Salem and Andover. Middleton lies in the low hills of northeastern Massachusetts. The Ipswich River flows through town, flowing from the North Reading/Lynnfield line along the Peabody and Danvers borders before turning northward into town, exiting along the border between Boxford and Topsfield.

Middleton is one of the fastest growing towns in the Commonwealth, and the fastest on the North Shore. Middleton lies just west of Interstate 95, with two very short parts of the highway passing through corners of the town before and after passing through Topsfield. There are exits off the highway in Boxford and in Danvers which both provide access to the town. Route 114, which follows the path of the old “Salem Turnpike,” passes through the center of town, and is crossed there by Route 62, which merges with Route 114 for a 0.2 mile stretch there. There is no rail service within town; there are two lines (the Haverhill/Reading Line and the Newburyport/Rockport Line) of the MBTA Commuter Rail to the west and south of town, both of which provide access to Boston’s North Station. The nearest small air service is located at Beverly Municipal Airport, with the nearest national and international air service being located at Logan International Airport.

Priority Development Sites

Community Leadership

Ira S. Singer, Town Administrator

978 774 3589

48 South Main Street, Middleton, MA 01949


Katrina O'Leary, Town Planner

978 777 8917

195 North Main Street, Middleton, MA 01949


  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    Richardson’s Dairy Farm

  • Historical Sites:

    1680 Thomas Fuller House, Tramp House, 1839

  • Beaches:


  • Scenic By-Ways:


  • Municipal Golf Course:

    Middleton Golf Course, Ferncroft Country Club

Site Name

35 Village Road 


55,000 sq. ft.


Directly visible from I-95, this location provides excellent access to Rt. 1 and Rt. 128. The building features a full-service cafeteria and proximity to the Ferncroft Golf Course. This building was awarded an Energy Star label in 2007 for its operating efficiency.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Eric Fletcher
(800) 467-5120

Site Name

North Main Street Industrial Park


15,000 sq. ft. each


Middleton’s newest Industrial Park is located in the M-1 Zone, allowing the tenants complete flexibility in operating 24/7. 6 Units are available for immediate occupancy ranging from 1,500, 3,000 and 3,600 sq. ft. units designed for additional Mezzanine Office Space. Each Unit has a separate 12’x14′ overhead door; 24′ Ceiling Height; 6″ concrete floor that will support rack systems for storage; MDC Drains; separately metered gas & electric (100amp-4phase); Private Handicap Accessible Bathroom; water spigot; high efficiency LED Lighting; R40 Supersaver Ceiling and fully sprinkled. 2 Assigned Parking Spaces with over 80 additional parking spaces. 24 Hour Exterior Video Surveillance; Fully Landscaped and well lit.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Brent McKenelley
(978) 423-6666

Site Name

217R South Main Street


56,750 sq. ft. commercial building


A single story 56,570 sq. ft. brick, masonry, and steel structure with up to twelve individual bays, each of which will have front entrance doors and rear loading docks.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:

Christopher Richardson
(978) 836-6625