Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Lexington, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Lexington.
Number of Households: 11,541
ZIP Codes: 02420, 02421, 02451
Based in New England since 1972, we’ve worked in the Lexington area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local authorities. Our team of dedicated employees live in the communities we serve. Our customers are our neighbors.
Lexington's annual crime rate sits around five victims per one thousand people. Last year, there were 23 violent crimes and property crimes in Lexington. The chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime are 1 in 1453. Property crimes are slightly on the high side in Lexington. All in all, Lexington is safer than an estimated 81% of the towns and cities in Massachusetts.
Lexington was settled in 1642 under Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was incorporated as a parish under the name Cambridge Farms. It would take seventy-one years for Lexington to become a separate town under Massachusetts law. Some say that Lexington derived its name from an English lord while others argue that it is named after Lexington, a city in England. Lexington is notable in history as the site of the first battle of the American Revolutionary War: the Battle of Lexington, which took place in 1775.
Lexington is predominantly a farming town. During the colonial days, Vine Brook ran through Lexington and provided water for mills and farm irrigation. During that period, Lexington flourished as a farming community helped in part by the presence of a rail line and its proximity to Boston. In time, Lexington underwent the industrial boom. Today, it is home to companies such as Stride Rite, Agilent, Global Insight, CareOne and the famous seat of knowledge and science, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Lexington, Massachusetts is known far and wide for its many historical monuments, buildings, and parks, most of which date back to the colonial times. The most popular is the Battle Green. This is where the Battle of Lexington was fought against British Regulars. The Battle Green is considered consecrated ground as some Minutemen of Lexington are interred here. The Battle Green houses a boulder with a famous saying of Captain John Parker (leader of the Minutemen).
It is also home to the Lexington Minuteman; a life-size bronze sculpture of a revolutionary farmer holding a musket. The statue stands at the southeast corner of the famous Battle Green facing the route of the British advance.
The Old Belfry is another attraction of Lexington's. Built in 1762, it was moved to Battle Green in 1768. This was the bell that sounded the alarm that preceded the battle of 1775. Although the original structure was razed by fire, the current reproduction sits on the same site and was built in 1910.
Lexington shares the Minute Man National Historical Park with nearby Lincoln and Concord. The 900-acre park is home to beautiful hardwood forest, biking, and hiking trails. Another favorite spot of tourists is the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library which has terrific exhibits on traditional American history and Freemasonry.
Tourists and visitors are welcome to try the Liberty Ride Trolley Tour, a ninety-minute narrated tour of the history of Lexington and Concord.
Konrad Bloch received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries regarding the workings and regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism. Konrad Bloch had roots in Lexington. Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at MIT, creator of the theory of generative grammar, noted political activist, commentator, and author also has roots in Lexington.