Milton, Massachusetts

Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States and an affluent suburb of Boston. The population was 28,630 at the 2020 census.[1] Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and architect Buckminster Fuller. Milton was ranked by Money as the 2nd, 7th, and 8th best town to live in the United States in 2011, 2009 and 2019, and 2021, respectively.[2]

Milton, Massachusetts
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
Milton
Coordinates: 42°15′00″N 71°04′00″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Settled1640
Incorporated1662
Government
  TypeRepresentative town meeting
  Town AdministratorAnnemarie Fagan
Area
  Total34.4 km2 (13.3 sq mi)
  Land33.8 km2 (13.0 sq mi)
  Water0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Elevation
40 m (130 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1]
  Total28,630
  Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP Code
02186
Area code(s)617 and 857
FIPS code25-41690
GNIS feature ID0619459
Websitewww.townofmilton.org

Milton is located in the relatively hilly area between the Neponset River and Blue Hills, bounded by Brush Hill to the west, Milton Hill to the east, Blue Hills to the south and the Neponset River to the north. It is also bordered by Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods to the north and its Hyde Park neighborhood to the west; Quincy to the southeast; Randolph to the south, and Canton to the west.


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