Liberty to Work and Travel - Lexington, Massachusetts

National Heritage Museum

In Lexington, Massachusetts this important museum houses memorabilia and records of the beginnings of a New Nation.
In Lexington, Massachusetts this important museum houses memorabilia and records of the beginnings of a New Nation.

Birthplace of Liberty

The American Revolution began in Lexington and because of that, today we have the liberty to travel across the country for vacations, job search, retirement, or any other reason. We celebrate these freedoms every day in the Birthplace of Liberty, just 11 miles outside Boston and its former and latter day tea parties.

The official Visitors Center in Lexington stands just across the way from the historic Battle Green where it all began for the USA. It is open 362 days every year to welcome residents, vacationers, and school groups with information and good hospitality. Numerous registered national landmarks in and around Lexington draw extraordinary crowds of visitors, providing interesting activities as well as enhancing the local economy.

Battle of Lexington

By the Architect of the Capitol.
By the Architect of the Capitol.

First Shots Fired on Lexington Common

Tours of the Battle Green, named Lexington Common in the 1700s, take visitors to the spot where the first shots of the war with England were fired.

Minutemen walked out of a local tavern armed with their muskets and lined up against a two lines of Redcoats on the common, as was the usual method of war at that time.

Today, the common green is the primary staging site for yearly reenactments of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Click this link for an online tour of the city: Virtual Lexington.

Paul Revere statue in Boston.
Paul Revere statue in Boston. | Source

Artisans like Paul Revere were called "mechanics." He led 30 of them in watching for the Redcoats before the Revolutionary War. These 31 men (some say a few women as well) rode the countryside on horseback to spread the alarm. It was Revere's that signaled the revolution.

A Ride at Midnight from Boston

Silversmith and patriot Paul Revere is a cornerstone of the educational and vacation travel industries in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Tours take visitors to his home, where they can view his likeness, purchase reproductions of his silversmithing, and patronize his favorite tavern before viewing his grave site.

Artisans such as Revere were called "mechanics" and he led 30 of them in watching for the Redcoats before the war. These 31 men rode the country roads on horseback to spread any required alarm. It was Revere's that signaled the revolution.

Paul Revere's house is a 10-minute walk from the Green Dragon tavern, named after the style as would have been used in England. Built sometime after 1650, Revere House is the oldest home in Boston and houses a related museum. See the links below to help you plan a memorable tour through Revolutionary Era Boston, Lexington, and Concord.

Lexington, Concord, and Boston

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Lexington: Success 2010 - 2020

With over 90,000 job openings in 2012 and 165,000 vacancies in 2015 within 25 miles of city center, Lexington is a top job market as well at the fastest growing city in Massachusetts, recognized by BusinessWeek magazine. This growth is a particular kind of poetic justice, in light of the fact that the war of revolution for American independence, business, and jobs began right here.

Offering such an attractive employment outlook in the 2010s, Lexington MA may be one of the Best Places to Move for Work in America as well -- It is is definitely the most prolific northwest suburb of Boston. From September 2009 through to April 2010, a marked increase in job listings occurred. By January 2015, over 165,000 jobs were available.

A 5% increase in number of households from 2000 - 2008 is the largest population increase in the state measured before the CENSUS2010. the city continued to grow into 2015.

Lexington is one of the most important cities in North America in a historical aspect -- It was the site of the first battle of the American Revolution. It is still vital in the 21st Century for its burgeoning Healthcare/Health Advances and Biotech industries. The Lexington Technology Park and Shire Human Genetic Therapies, both mentioned by BusinessWeek, continue to grow and produce new jobs and health strides forward.

The Healthcare sector in America is forecasted to grow not only through 2020 but through 2100 at least, given the aging of current American generations and the unexpected new leaps in organ replacement/growth, lifespan-lengthening techniques, reproductive innovations, and intriguing advances that seem like medical miracles. Sustainability is an important element incorporated into Lexington business and personal life as well.

Paul Revere, Francis Marion, and the Minutemen would look around with satisfaction.

"But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here" -- Patrick Henry
"But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here" -- Patrick Henry

Largest Local Employers are also Largest in the State

  1. Massachusetts General Hospital
  2. Brigham & Women's Hospital
  3. Harvard University
  4. Laboratory For Nuclear Science
  5. MIT and MIT-Research Lab (Electronics) - Lexington
  6. Ma Institute Of Technology
  7. Children’s Hospital Boston
  8. Harvard University
  9. Liberty Mutual Group Inc
  10. U of MA Memorial Medical Group – Worcester suburb just SE of Lexington
  11. Fidelity Investments Life Ins
  12. Boston University
  13. Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center
  14. Deutsche Bank
  15. John Hancock Life Ins Co
  16. Allmerica Prop & Casualty Co – Worcester suburb
  17. Tufts University Dental Clinics
  18. John Hancock Financial Services
  19. State Street Corp
  20. Hanover Insurance Co – Worcester suburb
  21. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Faulkner Hospital
  2. Genzyme
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital
  4. Boston University
  5. IBM
  6. Children's Hospital Boston
  7. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  8. Biogen Idec
  9. Winter, Wyman Companies
  10. Northeastern University
  11. Deloitte
  12. MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  13. Brigham and Women's Hospital
  14. Tufts Medical Center
  15. Raytheon
  16. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  17. Staples; MGH; Cybercoders

Top 15 Hot Jobs

  1. Dental Assistants
  2. Front Desk Staff
  3. Physical Therapists
  4. Administrative Assistants
  5. Software Engineers
  6. Dental Hygienists
  7. Occupational Therapists
  8. Physician Assistants
  9. Office Managers
  10. Pharmacy Technicians
  11. Project Managers
  12. Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
  13. Business Analysts
  14. Sales Representatives
  15. Registered Nurses (RNs) - includes Travel Nurses

Additional High Demand Jobs

  1. Research Fellows - Several area hospitals
  2. Product Managers - Manufacturing and engineering
  3. Secretaries
  4. Interns - Needed to work in a wide range of fields.
  5. Account Executives

 

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The Betsy Ross Flag
Massachusetts Flag. "By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty"
Massachusetts Flag. "By the Sword We Seek Peace, But Peace Only Under Liberty"

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you, Patty, for a wonderful history lesson. I never knew anything about it.


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marijanareynders 6 years ago from Toodyay, Western Australia

You feed us history with so much color and spice ... thank you.


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Hello, hello and marijanereynders - Thanks for visiting! I found it interesting that the place that began the war is now the fastest growing place in the state. I want to go back for another visit and see it all now - lots has changed since I was in high school :)


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a2z50 6 years ago

Hi Again Patty ,

Sorry I've been gone for 5 days. Another great Hub . wonderful and usefull information . Sounds like allot of potential for job seekers.

Thank you !

Ron

As always also rprcarz50


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myawn 6 years ago from Florida

very nice tour of Lexington historical city and jobs

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