Within the family friendly city of Malden, a mile east of downtown and about six miles north of Boston, lies Maplewood. Maplewood Square forms the center of this area's activity, found in the popular neighborhood of Maplewood lowlands. Maplewood’s borders also encompass the neighborhoods of South Broadway and the hilly Maplewood highlands in the northeast.
Maplewood’s leafy surroundings make it a welcome retreat from the city, boasting a variety of shops and restaurants, especially focused around the square. In addition to Maplewood's combination of hustle and bustle alongside peace and quiet, the area sports a mixture of old and new, with houses ranging from the century-old to modern builds.