About Littleton


The town of Littleton, Massachusetts was first settled in 1686 and was officially incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court in 1714. Minutemen and Militia of Littleton fought at Concord and Battle Road on April 19, 1775. 

Littleton has a rich history as a farming community. It was known for its apple orchards, food and dairy farms. Many of those same farms are still in operation today.

Today Littleton has a population of just under 10,000 residents and maintains its small town New England charm with well-preserved architecture and open space. Littleton has over 2000 acres of conservation land for hiking and exploration. Our parks, playgrounds, and lakes provide passive and active recreation for all ages.

Littleton is favored by residents for our highly regarded school system and as a great town for raising families. Zillow ranks the Littleton High School 9 out of 10 and Littleton’s schools earned a silver star in the 2016 school rankings of U.S. News and World Report. In 2013 Bloomberg Magazine named Littleton the best town in Massachusetts to raise kids.

Littleton sits at the junction of Routes 495 and 2 offering our residents quick and easy access into Boston and all that New England has to offer. Littleton also benefits from being home to an MBTA Commuter rail stop so you can be at Boston’s North Station in an hour!  Because of our great geographic location and business friendly environment, many businesses have chosen to relocate to our town.

Littleton also has great shopping and dining at several shops and restaurants in town and close by. 

Littleton is a special place to live, work, and do business.

Come experience Littleton and see what community really means.