As one of the most sought-after communities in Middlesex County, Wakefield is a magical place to live.

Welcome to Wakefield

A peaceful neighborhood with lush parks and beautiful lakes.
Wakefield is a picturesque town in the Greater Boston metropolitan area of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Known for its magnificent local lake and rich forested terrain, this charming neighborhood has a serene setting while maintaining a bustling atmosphere. Its active community consists of many families and professionals, especially those who prefer spending sunny days outdoors. Properties throughout its tree-lined streets are up-to-date and well-maintained, including townhomes, condominiums, and estates. 
With delectable restaurants, festive events, and plenty of watersports, Wakefield has a lot to offer its residents. Its convenient location just 30 minutes outside of Boston keeps commuters satisfied year-round and makes day trips a breeze. As one of the most sought-after communities in Middlesex County, Wakefield is a magical place to live. 

What to Love

  • Lush parks and recreation areas 
  • An active community with a relaxing atmosphere 
  • Trendy eateries and scrumptious restaurants 
  • Beautiful lakes and fun watersports 
  • A prime location with access to major cities 
  • Seasonal festivals and social events 

Local Lifestyle

Life in Wakefield is peaceful and laid-back. With incredible parks and natural beauty all around, the neighborhood offers residents a sense of refuge and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Most of the community leads an active lifestyle, and the quality of life is very high. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are plenty of vibrant establishments to explore in the Wakefield neighborhood. Lots of awesome restaurants and eateries can be found in its culinary scene, featuring a diverse selection of ambiances and cuisines. Brothers Deli and Restaurant is a great local gem to grab a quick bite to eat in a casual setting, with scrumptious breakfast options. Sabatino’s Restaurant is a hotspot in the community for its authentic Italian dishes cooked from homemade recipes. Another delicious place for Italian food is Artichokes, where they serve classic specialties in an upscale space with a full bar. 
When it comes to shopping, Wakefield has a lovely array of stores for residents to choose from. There are plenty of stylish boutiques for clothing and accessories, such as The Merry Lion and Voltage Boutique. Specialty shops and antique stores can also be found in the community. A number of supermarkets and pharmacies are conveniently located throughout the neighborhood as well, such as Farmland for groceries.

Things to Do

There’s never a shortage of fun things to do for residents and visitors of Wakefield. The lush landscape of the neighborhood makes it an oasis for nature lovers, with an abundance of scenic destinations that are perfect for spending time in the great outdoors. Lake Quannapowitt has a small boat launch for easy canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and paddle boarding. The lake is surrounded by a beautiful park with picnic areas and also has sandy beach spots. 
Another gorgeous place to visit is the Breakheart Reservation. Spreading across 650 acres between Wakefield and neighboring Saugus, the hardwood forests and freshwater lakes of this outstanding recreation area has phenomenal hiking. Great views of New England and Boston lie atop its rocky hills.
In addition to its spectacular outdoors, the community keeps things exciting by updating its calendar of events with seasonal festivals and social gatherings. A particular favorite among the community is the Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, filling the neighborhood with patriotic cheer. Festival by the Lake also takes place each year by Lake Quannapowitt, bringing lots of great food, artisan crafts, live music, and children's activities. 


Residents of Wakefield have a blend of public and private schools to choose from. Students attend the Wakefield School District, which is a high-ranking district in the state with a strong reputation for academic achievement. 
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