So, what is there to like about this town?
There’s PLENTY to like about North Reading! It’s been my home for 26 years. Some days it seems as if I just got here… on other days, it feels as if I’ve been here forever.
I like the view from the Building on the Common. I like Ipswich River Park. I like the murals on the walls at Town Hall and in the ballroom at the Damon Tavern. I like that a lot of the police officers in town know my name—and not for the wrong reasons!
I’ve lived here longer than in any other place. I moved to North Reading with my husband and a young daughter in 1985. We came from Reading because it was, frankly, affordable. We stayed because of the good school system. Our daughter blossomed in the small class sizes and developed her life-long love of music under the eye of an amazing woman named Agatha Marano. I was always impressed that former high school Principal Bill Butler knew the name of every student in his school. Our home is on a dead-end street, off a dead-end street. And our families were close by too (here in town and in Reading and Wilmington). We don’t have any plans to move on any time soon.
Tell me and the rest of North Reading Patch—how long have you lived here? If you’re not a native, what brought you to town? Whether you’ve been here for a few years or for decades, why do you stay?