Living in Wilmington vs Tewksbury, MA


January 30, 2024, By: Susan Kadilak


There are so many factors that go into deciding where to live, so we’re comparing 2 popular suburbs north of Boston: Wilmington and Tewksbury. Read on below for things to consider about each of these towns.

Location and Population:

Wilmington has a smaller population, about 22,000 people, than Tewksbury, which has around 31,000 people. Tewksbury’s tax rate of $14.10 is higher than Wilmington’s rate of $11.94, however the average single family home in Wilmington cost $751,683 versus Tewksbury’s average sale price of $667,317 in 2023. Both have a town form of government, which means they are governed by a Select Board. 





Both of these North of Boston communities are great choices for commuters. Both Tewksbury and Wilmington have several exits off route 93 with direct access to Boston, and Wilmington also has two commuter rail stations that run along the Lowell and Haverhill lines.


Fun Things to do in Wilmington, MA:


Wilmington K1 Speed Boston

Have some fun on the indoor go-kart tracks!  My pre-teen boys (and husband) love visiting K1!


Fun on the 4th on the common

“What started as a fairly small event, with a few key civic organizations participating, has grown into the most significant event in Town. With over 25 Wilmington based non-profit organizations participating, the event is now the single largest such 4th of July celebration in the State.”


Silver Lake town beach:


During the beach season, Wilmington residents with proof of residency may use the beach at no charge.


Fun Things to do in Tewksbury, MA:


Wamesit Lanes

There’s opportunity for never ending entertainment with bowling, arcades, a golf simulator, escape rooms, and outdoor activities at this family entertainment haven.


Public Health Museum 

The Tewksbury Public Health Museum is described as a Hidden Gem by those who have visited. Stop in to learn about famous patients of Tewksbury State Hospital as well as how medical breakthroughs have saved lives.


Tree House Brewing Company

Located at the site of the former Tewksbury Country Club (and the Tew Mac Airport before that,) Tree House Brewing Company’s goal is to “present you with reliably delightful beer that can contribute positively to life’s precious moments, and serve them in a cheerful, communal environment.”  Limited golf tee times available!