"Arlington, MA" Arlington by KarenandCory
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Welcome to my ARLINGTON MA Page.
The continuing quest to find something other than pizza, chinese food, hair/nail salons continues.....
The Town of Arlington was originally settled in 1635 as a village under the name Menotomy. In 1807, the Town was set off from Cambridge and incorporated as West Cambridge. In 1867, the name was changed to Arlington in honor of the heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va
Arlington played a prominent role on the first day of the American Revolution - April 19, 1775. Minutemen from surrounding towns converged on Arlington (Menotomy) to ambush the British on their retreat from Concord and Lexington. More than one-half of that fateful day's casualties were suffered in the short distance from Foot of the Rocks (at the intersection of Lowell Street and Massachusetts Avenue) to Spy Pond.
Arlington remains proud of its history, even as it has grown into a thoroughly modern community. The birthplace of Uncle Sam, the location of the first public children's library, and the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through it returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary War, Arlington has preserved many of its historical buildings and even recreated its town common. Once a thriving agriculture and mill town, Arlington's excellent access to metropolitan Boston has made it a very desirable place to live.
I love that it's close to Boston without being too city. Great restaurants but locals often complain that other than that there isn't much to do. In my younger years I hated living here. Now I've grown a better appreciation for it.
Although, still enjoy making fun of my home town.
I promise you'll laugh if you go here:
- Pros:good food
- Cons:snobby uptight people
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