Malden, Massachusetts

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Malden, Massachusetts
City
Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°25′30″N 71°04′00″W / 42.425°N 71.0666667°W / 42.425; -71.0666667Coordinates: 42°25′30″N 71°04′00″W / 42.425°N 71.0666667°W / 42.425; -71.0666667
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Settled 1640
Incorporated 1649
Government
 • Type Mayor-council city
 • Mayor Richard C. Howard
Area
 • Total 5.1 sq mi (13.2 km2)
 • Land 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 56,340
 • Density 11,102.9/sq mi (4,286.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02148
Area code(s) 339 / 781
FIPS code 25-37875
GNIS feature ID 0612773

Malden is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 56,340 at the 2000 census.

Geography[change | change source]

Malden is located at 42°25.5′N 71°4′W / 42.425°N 71.067°W / 42.425; -71.067.[1] It is bordered by Melrose on the North, Everett on the south, Medford on the west, Revere on the east, and Saugus on the northeast.

Neighborhoods[change | change source]

Malden Auditorium in 1909

Like many communities in New England, many towns and neighborhoods are organized around "Squares" which are locations of crossroads and town commons dating from the colonial and early 19th century years. Many of the neighborhoods in Malden take their name and identity from the Square they are centered around.

Malden's squares include Malden Square (formerly Converse Square, and the location of downtown Malden), Oak Grove Square (at Oak Grove T Station, Bellrock Square (at the intersections of Cross, Main and Medford Sts.), Judson Square (near Ferryway Green/School), former Suffolk Square (at Cross and Bryant Streets, and the location of a thriving Jewish community until being claimed by urban renewal in the 1960s), Maplewood Square (at Lebanon, Maplewood and Salem Streets) and Linden Square.

Some of the neighborhoods in Malden include Faulkner (location of the former Suffolk Square) West End, Edgeworth, Linden, Ferryway, Forestdale, Maplewood, Bellrock, and Belmont Hill (located between Bellrock and Ferryway).

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