Lexington is an urban-suburban community known for its highly ranked school system, proximity to Boston, major employment centers, lends to a highly desirable housing market. With approximately 2,037.3 people per square mile, a total land area of 16.4 square miles, Lexington is home to about 33,480 people. In 2018, Lexington had 11,757 households, with an average of 2.8 persons per household, 83 percent were married couples.
Lexington’s housing inventory is predominately detached single-family residential homes, with very diverse architectural styles. 2019 Massachusetts Housing Market and Real Estate Predictions identified Lexington as a “fantastic town…with a strong housing market…Lexington has been given an “A” rating for its public schools, family-friendliness, outdoor activities, crime and safety, health and fitness, and commutability.” Lexington has a high rate of owner-occupied units, long tenure, and low-cost burden for those who own their own homes.
The CPAC, the Project Consultants, and Lexington Staff are developing the Housing Inventory and Analysis Report. The most recent edition can be view below. Please note the document will be updated based on information collected at the June 15th Public Forum. Hence the note in the header of the document.
2021 Public Forums on Housing
On September 21, 2021, the CPAC held a public forum on Housing In Lexington. Below is a link to the PowerPoint presentation and other materials
- Housing in Lexington (slide deck 1 of 2), presenters Community Circle, Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, and RHSO
- Approaching Housing from a Fair Housing Perspective (Slide deck 2 of 2), Judi Barrett
2019 Public Forums on Housing
In 2019, the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) held a public forum, which presented information relative to the housing in Lexington and the region. Please see the links below to view the video of the presentation or copies of the PowerPoint presentations presented.
- Video Presentation: Coming Soon!
- PowerPoint Presentation: Housing Lexington, Julie Mercier, Planning Director, Town of Lexington
- PowerPoint Presentation: Teardowns in Lexington, Current Trends and Their Impacts, Matt Daggett, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) Member
- PowerPoint Presentation: Housing Choice Initiative, Chris Kluchman, FAICP, Housing Choice Program Director
- PowerPoint Presentation: Lexington Housing Presentation, Liz Rust, Regional Housing Services Office
LexingtonNext Housing Presentations
Housing in Lexington Public Forum held on September 21, 2021
Presentation on Regional Housing Panel held on May 29, 2018
Presentation on Comprehensive Plan Regional Housing on March 21, 2019
Presentation on Regional Housing Issues and Trends held on April 23, 2018