The Town of Billerica is located 20 miles northwest of Boston and borders Lowell to the south. Incorporated in 1655, the town remained predominately agricultural until the mid-nineteenth century when a major mill complex was sited on the Concord River in North Billerica.
Currently Billerica has close to 40,000 residents. The town is within minutes of Routes 3 and 495. The town has bus and train service provided by the Lowell Regional Transit Authority and the MBTA at North Billerica. The remnants of the historic Middlesex Canal, an outmoded mode of transport, traverse the town north to south.
Two rivers pass through town. The Concord River is a major regional water feature while the Shawsheen River rambles through the southerly part of town.
Growth In Billerica
Big things continue to happen throughout the Town! Our local economy is growing, businesses are expanding, and our infrastructure continues to modernize. Great things are happening here, so we'd like to offer you a brief summary about Growth In Billerica.
Upgrade to the Town's Bond Rating
Billerica has just received very good news regarding our finances and future! For all the details, please consult the Announcement Regarding the Upgrade of the Towns Bond Rating.
BILLERICA SCHOOLS NEWS
February 7, 2014 - Your Town leaders have thoroughly reviewed the long-term implications of both the recently-completed Parker School and the potential new High School and want you to know how these initiatives will impact you. Please feel free to click here and visit an online form where you can input your address, see your homes assessed value, and look at the tax implications specifically for you.
January 29, 2014 - We are pleased to announce progress regarding the Billerica Memorial High School. We have passed a major hurdle, which you can read all about in this Announcement From The Massachusetts School Building Authority.
TOWN OF BILLERICA
ALL NIGHT PARKING BAN/SNOW EMERGENCY INFO
Beginning November 15, 2013 until March 15, 2014 an ALL-NIGHT PARKING BAN will be in full force on all Billerica roadways. Vehicles found parked in the roadway longer than two (2) hours between Midnight and 6:00 AM during the above dates will be tagged and subject to a $25.00 fine. If a vehicle is parked as to interfere with snow removal, a fine will be assessed and will be subject to towing. Upon declaration of a snow emergency by the Town Manager, parking on all public ways will be prohibited. Vehicles found parked on public ways will be subject to a $50.00 fine and towing. The Chief of Police requests the cooperation of all residents to comply with this public safety ordinance to insure that snow plowing operations will not be hampered by illegally parked vehicles.