Reading Massachusetts was first settled in 1639 and the town was incorporated in 1644. Reading is a medium size community and is situated at a transportation hub.
Interstate 93 runs along its western boundary and Interstate 95 is along its southern and southeastern boundary. This location not only makes Reading easily accessible to Boston, but to the seashore retail shopping malls and employment centers. This accessibility added to the New England character of the town make Reading an ideal residential area.