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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Old City.

This page contains six sections:

Around Old City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Boston. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southeast of Old City. Boston has a population of 685,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Worcester. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the south of Old City and has a population of 186,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Old City and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Brookline   [Map]   59,157   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cambridge   [Map]   113,630   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Framingham   [Map]   72,032   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Haverhill   [Map]   63,639   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence   [Map]   80,162   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lowell   [Map]   111,346   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lynn   [Map]   94,063   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Malden   [Map]   61,246   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Medford   [Map]   57,797   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Newton   [Map]   88,994   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Quincy   [Map]   94,166   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Somerville   [Map]   81,360   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Waltham   [Map]   62,442   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Manchester (NH)   [Map]   111,196   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nashua (NH)   [Map]   88,341   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashby   [Map]   3,223   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Ayer   [Map]   8,145   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Babbatasset Village   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Blackburn Village   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
East Pepperell   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   40,793   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Lunenburg   [Map]   11,312   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Paper Mill Village   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pepperell   [Map]   12,146   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shirley   [Map]   7,672   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
South Village   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Townsend   [Map]   9,522   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
West Groton   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
West Townsend   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Brookline (NH)   [Map]   5,306   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Old City, please visit our County-by-County Page for Old City.

Middlesex County ...

Old City is located in Middlesex County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Middlesex County: Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester & Hillsborough (NH).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Old City ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Old City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Old City.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Old City. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Old City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Tourism


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Massachusetts

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Massachusetts

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Massachusetts

Airports Near Old City ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Old City.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fitchburg Muni. (ICAO: KFIT)   [Map]   FIT   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Sterling Airport   [Map]   3B3   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boire Fld.(ASH/KASH)   [Map]   ASH   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gardner Muni.   [Map]   GDM   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Minute Man Air Fld.   [Map]   6B6   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jaffrey Airport(ICAO: KAFN)   [Map]   AFN   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Marlboro Airport   [Map]   9B1   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Manchester Industrial Airpark (MHT/KMHT)   [Map]   MHT   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Old City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Old City. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Manchester Industrial Airpark (MHT/KMHT)   [Map]   MHT   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Logan Intl. (BOS/KBOS)   [Map]   BOS   ESE   41 miles [66 km]
Theodore Francis Green Airport (PVD/KPVD)   [Map]   PVD   SSE   64 miles [103 km]
Bradley Intl. (BDL/KBDL)   [Map]   BDL   SW   68 miles [109.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Laurence G Hanscom Fld. (BED/KBED)   [Map]   BED   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Worcester Rgnl. (ORH/KORH)   [Map]   ORH   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Orange Muni.(ICAO: KORE)   [Map]   ORE   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Norwood Meml.(ICAO: KOWD)   [Map]   OWD   SE   41 miles [66 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fitchburg Muni. (ICAO: KFIT)   [Map]   FIT   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Sterling Airport   [Map]   3B3   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boire Fld.(ASH/KASH)   [Map]   ASH   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gardner Muni.   [Map]   GDM   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Minute Man Air Fld.   [Map]   6B6   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jaffrey Airport(ICAO: KAFN)   [Map]   AFN   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Marlboro Airport   [Map]   9B1   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrence Muni.(ICAO: KLWM)   [Map]   LWM   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Manchester Industrial Airpark   (MHT/KMHT)   [Map]
        Website for Manchester-Grenier Industrial Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Logan Intl.   (BOS/KBOS)   [Map]
        Website for Logan International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Westover Air Reserve Base   (CEF/KCEF)   [Map]
        Website for Westover Air Reserve Base / Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portsmouth Intl.   (PSM/KPSM)   [Map]
        Website for Portsmouth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lebanon Muni.   (LEB/KLEB)   [Map]
        Website for Lebanon Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fitchburg Muni.   (ICAO: KFIT)   [Map]
        Website for Fitchburg Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boire Fld.   (ASH/KASH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jaffrey Airport   (ICAO: KAFN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Theodore Francis Green Airport   (PVD/KPVD)   [Map]
        Website for Theodore Francis Green State Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lawrence Muni.   (ICAO: KLWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dillant - Hopkins Airport   (EEN/KEEN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Beverly Muni.   (ICAO: KBVY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bradley Intl.   (BDL/KBDL)   [Map]
        Website for Bradley International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Barnstable Muni.   (HYA/KHYA)   [Map]
        Website for Barnstable Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albany Intl.   (ALB/KALB)   [Map]
        Website for Albany International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Laurence G Hanscom Fld.   (BED/KBED)   [Map]
        Website for Laurence G Hanscom Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Worcester Rgnl.   (ORH/KORH)   [Map]
        Website for Worcester Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orange Muni.   (ICAO: KORE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norwood Meml.   (ICAO: KOWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: www.mass.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Old City.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Old City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Old City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6376, Longitude: -71.7295     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Old City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Old City), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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