Milton is a suburban community on the South Shore between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills. This affluent community, just 8 miles from Boston and 13 miles from Brockton, is rich with open space and historic buildings in each of its five historic districts: Milton Centre, Milton Hill, Scott's Woods, Brush Hill and Railway Village.... Show all »
Milton is a suburban community on the South Shore between the Neponset River and the Blue Hills. This affluent community, just 8 miles from Boston and 13 miles from Brockton, is rich with open space and historic buildings in each of its five historic districts: Milton Centre, Milton Hill, Scott's Woods, Brush Hill and Railway Village. Permanent settlement in what is now Milton occurred in 1634 when colonists began farming barley, rye and Indian corn.
The earliest powder mill in the Massachusetts Colony was established in 1674 and was only the beginning of a long legacy of industry powered by the town's abundant water supply. Businessmen who saw the potential of the town and its proximity to rivers and to the City of Boston, invested heavily in the development of Milton through the 18th century. Milton soon grew into an important industrial site with an iron slitting mill, paper and sawmills and the first chocolate factory in New England in 1764.
Further expansion and development came in the 19th century when streetcar lines were built and spurred residential development of what became a wealthy streetcar suburb. Milton's identity as a suburb of Boston continues to the present. Many of the town's 25,000 residents can take advantage of the short distance and commuting time into Downtown Boston by either highway or train. The subdivisions and neighborhoods of Milton are often the result of large estates that were broken up in the late 1920's.
Even so, Milton still retains some of the old estate houses as well as other handsome remnants of its past as seen in numerous notable houses and buildings. Among Milton's impressive structures are: The Milton Meetinghouse and the former Town Hall, a Victorian building designed by Rotch and Tilden. In front of the town hall is the Lira Bandstand, the site of numerous concerts during the summer months. Opposite the bandstand is the Tuell House at 488 Canton Avenue, an 1877 Stick-style house with Colonial Revival additions. The Milton Public Library is a brick and limestone building, designed in the Beaux-Arts style by Shepley, Rutan \& Coolidge and built in 1902.
Additionally, Milton's Parks and Recreation Department oversees a number of public parks and spaces where special events and programs are held throughout the year such as the annual Easter egg hunt, July Fourth celebration, and a yearly fishing tournament at Turner's Pond. There are also a variety of youth sports leagues. The town prides itself on its excellent public school system that consists of three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Milton is also home to prestigious Milton Academy, a private boarding and day school that dates back to 1798.
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