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Welcome Guide

Welcome to Medford, 02155!

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Whether you are brand new to our amazing city, your family has been here for generations, or you are starting a new business here in Medford, we have designed this page to help you find what you need. Medford is a diverse, historic, and thriving community of just under 60,000 residents from all over the globe. Medford is home to more than 300 acres of city maintained open spaces of all sizes and types, vibrant small business districts, a strong and supportive network of non-profit and community-focused organizations, and so much more. 
In 2020, I convened a diverse Welcoming Committee of residents and business to design resident and business resource guides, and work to support new residents and businesses to the City of Medford. If you’d like to be involved or learn more, you can contact our Director of Community Affairs, Lisa Colaianni, at or 781-393-2405.

Have fun exploring your new City!

Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn

About Medford

Medford is a city 6.7 miles (10.8 km) northwest of downtown Boston on the Mystic River in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. In the 2010 U.S. Census, Medford’s population was 56,173. It is home to Tufts University, which has its campus along the Medford and Somerville border. In 2019, Medford’s population grew to 57,341 residents. Wikipedia

Information + Programs




(Some) Points of Interest!

Chevalier Theatre

This gem of a landmark theater features national bands, comedians & other live performances. Click "more information" for the schedule of events!

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Condon Shell

The Condon Shell was constructed in 1956. The shell is host to many free community programs including the Medford Farmers Market, Mystic River Celebration, Medford Family Network Concert Series.

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Tufts University

Tufts University is a private research university on the border of Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1852 as Tufts College by Christian universalists who sought to open a nonsectarian institution of higher learning. Wikipedia

Medford Library 

The Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library serves the community by promoting reading, supporting the informational and recreational needs of its users, and welcoming patrons of all ages, abilities, and cultures.

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Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn,
City of Medford

85 George P. Hassett Drive
Room 202
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 781-393-2408  
Alternate Phone: 781-393-2409
Fax: 781-393-2514

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Important Numbers 

POLICE: Non-Emergency:
Phone Number: 781-391-6404

FIRE: Non-Emergency:
Phone Number: 781-396-9400

Medford City Hall Hours:

Monday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm


Welcome Committee Members:

Henry Milorin, Chair
Pam Kelly, Vice-Chair, Medford Council on Aging
Lisa Colaianni, Secretary, Mayor's Office
Danny Fowkes, Medford Recreation
Susan DeRosas, Member
Kevin Wentworth, Member


City Departments 

Events & Resources:

City events and public meetings calendar


Lots to do - for ALL ages!

Medford Family Network

“The Medford Family Network (MFN) is a no cost parenting education and family support organization.”

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Medford Recreation

Be sure to check out the amazing programs for children, teens and adults!

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Council on Aging

The Council on aging (COA) provides services to elders residing in the community 60 years and older.

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Tufts Pool

Memberships are available for online purchase; click here

Tufts Pool is open from the end of June through the end of August. Daily Fees are available for Residents and Non-Residents. Click "more" for passes, programs and details!

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Wright's Pond

2023 passes are available and may be purchased online, here

A Medford gem!  Open to Medford residents from June to August.  

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Green Spaces!

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Medford is home to many beautiful green spaces. From walking to hiking and biking – be sure to check them out – if you haven’t already!


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Medford Parks

Medford is home to over 10 parks – with a mixture of passive, active and even a few spray pads! For an interactive map of parks and their uses, click on "more", below. 

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Medford FAQ's

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