Billerica, Massachusetts

Billerica is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the only town named Billerica in the U.S., taking its name from the town of Billericay in Essex, England, with which it maintains a sister city relationship.

Billerica is located about 22 miles north-northwest of Boston along Route 3, a short distance from both the Route 128/Interstate 95 high-technology belt around Boston to the south and the city of Lowell, six miles to the north. This has established Billerica as the border between Greater Lowell and the much larger Greater Boston region. Several small neighborhoods form villages (sections) of the town: East Billerica, North Billerica, Nutting Lake, Pinehurst, Rio Vista, River Pines, Riverdale, Riverside and South Billerica.

MBTA Commuter Rail provides service from Boston’s North Station with the North Billerica station on its Lowell Line. The Lowell Regional Transit Authority provides service in parts of Billerica. Route #3 (South Lowell) services the North Billerica MBTA station and the North Billerica Business Center. Route #13 (Billerica via Edson) services Boston Road (Route 3A) from North Billerica to Pinehurst. Stops along the way include: the North Billerica MBTA Station, Pollard Street, High Street, Billerica Center and Town Hall, the Billerica Mall, Towne Plaza and a shopping center located in Riverdale. Route #14 (Burlington Mall/Lahey Clinic) services Route 3A until Billerica Center.

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