Saugus is a town just 11 miles north of Boston that is easily accessible to Rtes 1, 95 and 128. While they have no train service they do have some public bus options. Saugus is knows for some of the best examples of surviving Colonial Saltbox Architecture in the country, and the historic Saugus Iron Works is an historic area destination for school children and adults alike. The section of Rte 1 that runs through Saugus is packed with every shopping amenity one could hope for. Anchored at one end by the Square One Mall, Rte 1 is lined with big box stores & well knows department stores as well as a multitude of restaurants of every caliber. Saugus is divided into several neighborhood villages, including Saugus Center, East Saugus, North Saugus, Pleasant Hills, Lynnhurst, Oaklandvale, Hammersmith Village, Golden Hills, Blacksmith Village, Bristow and Cliftondale. Of these, the majority of the town’s population resides in Lynnhurst, Pleasant Hills, Cliftondale, East Saugus and Saugus Center; Oaklandvale and North Saugus are much less densely populated.
Saugus offers diverse outdoor spaces and activities, amongst the better known are Breakheart Reservation which provides 652 acres of hiking & mountain biking trails, as well 2 fresh water lakes that offers fishing and a public beach for swimming in summer. Camp Nihan is a 64-acre reserve that provides free environmental educational programs and is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
* Rankings out of 125 Districts within the Rt 495 belt of Greater Boston per Boston Magazine