Hanscom Air Force Base

Bedford, Massachusetts

Included zipcodes 01803 01805

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Hanscom Air Force Base, home of the 66th Air Base Group, originated in 1941 as Bedford Airport.In 1942, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts leased Bedford Airport to the U.S. War Department for use by the Army Air Forces. Bedford Airport was later renamed Hanscom Field, in honor of Laurence G. Hanscom, a Massachusetts-born pilot, who died in an aircraft accident while lobbying at the State House for the establishment of the airport at Bedford.

Located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Hanscom Air Force Base lies mainly within the town of Bedford, though portions do extend into the bordering towns of Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln. Hanscom is approximately 20 miles northwest of Boston and about four hours from New York City. With a workforce of roughly 10,000 people, Hanscom is predominantly an Air Force base, although there is a presence of Army, Coast Guard, and Marines. Hanscom is also home to the Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters. In addition, Hanscom serves as one of nine centers under Air Force Material Command.

Hanscom Air Force Base serves as the largest military base in northeastern Massachusetts, and offers many amenities, ranging from a bowling alley to shopping centers. The area is also widely regarded as a great place to raise children, with school rankings at 8 out of 10. The local Veterans Service Officer is located 4 miles off base, in the town of Bedford. Additional off-base resources, such as housing, schools, and shopping, are located in the nearby Massachusetts towns of Harvard, Shirley, Lancaster, and Ayers. VA outpatient health clinics can be found in Fitchburg and Lowell while major VA medical facilities are in Boston and close by.

Population
25,190
Military Population
41
Avg. Home Price
$419,000
Avg. Monthly Rent
$1,651
*militaryonesource.com 2012 demographics profile of the mlitary *data based off of 2013 census data

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School Name Grade Address Type
Burlington High
123 Cambridge St BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
9 - 12
School Type
Public
Fox Hill
1 Fox Hill Rd BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Marshall Simonds Middle
114 Winn St BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
6 - 8
School Type
Public
Memorial
125 Winn St BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Pine Glen Elementary
1 Pine Glen Way BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Francis Wyman Elem
41 Terrrace Hall Ave BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public
Burlington Montessori School
6 Lexington St BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
KG - KG
School Type
Private
Knowledge Beginnings
30 Mall Rd BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
PK - KG
School Type
Private
Mount Hope Christian School
3 Mcginnis Dr BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
PK - 5
School Type
Private
Open Bible Academy
3 Winn St BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
PK - 12
School Type
Private
Tender Learning Centre
87 2nd Ave BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Grade
PK - KG
School Type
Private
Daniel P Hurld
69 Bedford Rd WOBURN, MA 1801
Grade
KG - 5
School Type
Public

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Cities Near Hanscom Air Force Base

Not everyone wants to live as close to base as possible, check out these surrounding cities.

City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Hanscom AFB
5.0 miles
Distance
5.0 miles
Population
1,893
Avg. Home Price
N/A
Avg. Rent
$2,000+
Boston
15.1 miles
Distance
15.1 miles
Population
639,594
Avg. Home Price
$371,000
Avg. Rent
$1,281
Cambridge
9.7 miles
Distance
9.7 miles
Population
106,844
Avg. Home Price
$532,400
Avg. Rent
$1,612
Peabody
12.0 miles
Distance
12.0 miles
Population
51,868
Avg. Home Price
$333,100
Avg. Rent
$1,239
Somerville
9.3 miles
Distance
9.3 miles
Population
77,560
Avg. Home Price
$437,200
Avg. Rent
$1,419
Lowell
11.2 miles
Distance
11.2 miles
Population
108,491
Avg. Home Price
$228,400
Avg. Rent
$979
Danvers
13.9 miles
Distance
13.9 miles
Population
27,075
Avg. Home Price
$360,800
Avg. Rent
$1,288
Lynn
12.5 miles
Distance
12.5 miles
Population
91,289
Avg. Home Price
$255,200
Avg. Rent
$959
Revere
12.3 miles
Distance
12.3 miles
Population
53,258
Avg. Home Price
$306,900
Avg. Rent
$1,192
Arlington
6.1 miles
Distance
6.1 miles
Population
43,728
Avg. Home Price
$498,700
Avg. Rent
$1,379
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