THE TOWN OF MALDEN, is located in Middlesex County, and is five miles northwest of Boston with a population of approximately 60,000 residents. Malden consists of 5 square miles and is convenient to Boston's Logan Airport and Routes 1, 16, 93, 99 and 128.
Malden, a hilly woodland area north of the Mystic River, was settled by Puritans in 1640 on land purchased in 1629 from the Pennacook tribe. The area was originally called the "Mistick Side" and was a part of Charlestown.
Malden's public school system consists of one Pre-K, five K through 8 and one High School. Malden is also home to Cheverus, a Catholic Pre-K through 8 school, Malden Catholic High School and the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School which includes grades K through 12. Malden is also part of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional School District which allows high school students to attend the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School located in Wakefield.
There are also various secondary education institutions located in the City including a Bunker Hill Community College satellite campus as well as several Career Training Schools.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 59,450 people, 25,161 households, and 13,575 families residing in the city. Approximately 30 park sites throughout the city provide a variety of recreational facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds and ballfields. Other sites include a 400-meter synthetic running track at MacDonald Stadium; 56 acres of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, the 25-acre Fellsmere Pond, a DCR-owned and operated swimming pool. Malden's strength, diversity and vitality are all rooted in its neighborhoods, where many cultures are embraced and celebrated.