Middleton is located in northeastern Massachusetts, 19 miles north of Boston. It has successfully developed an appealing and unique personality. The town is conveniently situated near many major highways, making it desirable to commuters. Lots of protected open space assures Middleton's rural character. With all its modern services and facilities townspeople say, Middleton is still a town where the librarian knows the residents' favorite books, where townspeople's dogs may have the same license number every year and where the policeman is still a friendly face.