Economic Spotlight on Middleton, Massachusetts

August 10, 2022 10:52 am

The North Shore Alliance, or the “Alliance,” prides itself on supporting economic development initiatives across the 30 communities and four Gateway Cities of the North Shore of Massachusetts. Each month we will be conducting a community highlight. We will be taking a look at some of these communities, where they stand economically, and highlight commercial development sites that may be of interest to our readers. 

This month we will be taking a closer look at the town of Middleton, Massachusetts, a family-friendly, historic neighborhood located along the North Shore, a short twenty-five miles north of Boston.

Middleton LIbrary

A Little Background on Middleton, MA 

Middleton is one of the fastest growing towns in the Commonwealth and the North Shore. It is conveniently located near major highways including Route 128, Route 1, and Route 95. Despite being close to major interstates it has maintained its small-town feel as it is primarily a residential community. 

This historic town is surrounded by Topsfield, Danvers, Boxford, North Reading, and Lynnfield. It was the Ipswich River running directly through it allowing for great access to canoeing, kayaking, and river trail hiking options. 

Middleton was first settled in 1659 and was officially incorporated in 1728. Prior to that, it was considered a part of Salem and contains territory previously within the limits of Andover, Boxford, and Topsfield. In fact, the name Middleton is derived from its location midway between the important early settlements of Salem and Andover.

Educationally speaking, Middleton is a part of a tri-town district with Topsfield and Boxford, Massachusetts. Students in each town go to local elementary schools and then attend the middle and high school years in the regional school known as Masconomet. 

Economic Development in Middleton

As a part of the town of Middleton website, there are many committees including economic development that meet regularly. The Middleton Board of Trade is an organization of over 100 local business owners, managers, and residents. 

This group’s main mission is to advance the commercial, industrial, civic, and general interests of the Town of Middleton. The Board usually meets on the third Thursday of each month, from September to June. Most meetings feature an informative program and are generally held at Middleton restaurants and businesses. Meetings are scheduled for either lunch or dinner to allow members and guests more of an opportunity to attend despite busy schedules.

For more information on Middleton, Massachusetts please visit their site where you can find out about events, businesses, and community groups that can help your business grow.