THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON, is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts and is part of the Greater Boston area. It is a town well known for its rich history - most prominently it is known for where the first shot rang out in the Battle of Lexington to start the American Revolutionary War in April 19, 1775. In the early colonial days, Lexington was a focal point for farming and for decades grew in providing Boston with most of its produce. Its farm lands became housing developments in the early 1960s and since then, the town has exploded in population and industry due to the high tech boom in the 1970s. Lexington is well known for its excellent public school system and is the sixth wealthiest small town in the United States. It has many parks, historical monuments and landmarks from the Revolutionary War, Willards Woods Conservation Area, Wilson Farm and the Old Reservoir offering swimming and ice skating in the winter. It is bustling with many opportunities for dining, shopping, browsing fine art galleries, The Minuteman Bikeway and the Cary Memorial Library.