Welcome to Tyngsborough
A vibrant Middlesex community maintaining its rural charm
If you seek a quiet, semi-rural home with easy access to major metropolitan areas on the east coast, Tyngsborough puts you where you need to be. Tyngsborough is 44 miles northwest of Boston, sitting along the Merrimack River just south of the New Hampshire border. You'll recognize the town's distinctive green bridge that spans the Merrimack and connects the east and west sides of town.
The town's lovely central location puts you within reach of Boston and tax-free shopping in New Hampshire. Tyngsborough has a population of around 12,000 but saw most of its growth in the first half of the 20th century. Most of the homes here are older but very well maintained. The town has seen a recent surge in population, though, and it's eager to support new businesses and industries while maintaining its rural New England appeal. The small community continues to be a peaceful retreat from the buzz of Boston while still within commutable distance.
What to Love
- Beautiful location on the Merrimack River
- Commutable distance to Boston
- Tax-free shopping in nearby New Hampshire
Tyngsborough is a quiet commuter town due primarily to its central location, which puts it at a crossroads between Boston and New Hampshire. That means many of the town's residents commute for work and retreat to their quiet haven in the evenings and weekends.
Its location along the Merrimack allows residents to participate in many outdoor activities, and boating and fishing are popular pastimes in the area. There are also miles of well-maintained trails in the area, a testament to the town's commitment to conservation. Residents are engaged in town events and supportive of local initiatives, eager to preserve their home's rural, friendly feeling.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Tyngsborough's rural Americana charm carries through to its selection of dining and shopping. That vibe is captured perfectly at Dream Diner, a vintage diner with classic red vinyl booths and checkered floor tiles. The expansive menu has everything from eggs benedict to burgers, and it's all served with a smile. The diner also hosts the annual Dream Diner Car Show, a must-see for classic car enthusiasts. For a sweet treat, head to Sullivan Farms Homemade Ice Cream shop. Located on Middlesex Road, this old-school ice creamery serves traditional treats from the window and provides views over the river.
One benefit of living close to the New Hampshire border is quickly getting to Pheasant Lane Mall for tax-free shopping. The mall has a long list of big-name brand stores. For shopping closer to home, visit The Cricket on the Hearth Gift Shoppe on Kendall Road. This locally-owned establishment sells gorgeous home decor and unique gifts for all occasions.
Things to Do
Tyngsborough has a delightful selection of things to do in town. Start at Parlee Farms, a family farm established in 1987 where you can pick your own fruit, flowers, and vegetables. For more outdoor adventures, head to Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest. There are six miles of hiking trails and an abundance of fish ponds waiting for you to discover. Golf lovers can practice their drive at Max's Country Golf, which also hosts a fantastic mini-golf course and bumper boats.
Tyngsborough Public Schools serves the town of Tyngsborough.
Greater Lowell Technical High School, Grades 9-12, largest vocational high school in Massachusetts
Tyngsborough High School, Grades 9-12, offering 12 AP courses for college credit
Academy of Notre Dame, Grades PreK-8, co-ed Catholic boarding school with many international students