Saugus is a town in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, just north of the city. Its population is approximately 29,000 (2020), but despite its small size it has a long history lasting almost 400 years. The name of the town has its origins in the Algonquin language, meaning "great" or "extended."

Get inEdit

By carEdit

  • Route 1/the Northeast Expressway. Coming in from downtown Boston, you will know that you’re in Saugus once you see a lot of commercial development directly along the highway. You can take the Essex Street or Main Street exits to access Saugus.

Route 107 is along Saugus's southeast.

By busEdit

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates buses from Boston and other parts of the Greater Boston area, including the 429, 426, and 430 buses around Saugus.

Get aroundEdit

Map of Saugus

By carEdit

A car can be very useful, as Saugus is more suburban and is more built up along route 1 and bus service does get infrequent at times.

By busEdit

Only the 429, 430, and 426 buses serve Saugus. The 426 runs along the southeast fo Saugus, the 429 serves along Route 1, and only the 430 goes to Saugus's center.


  • 1 Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, 244 Central Street, +1 781-233-0050. Daily. Apr-Oct 9AM-5PM. Nov-Mar 9AM-4PM. Site of the first integrated ironworks in North America (1646-1668). It includes the reconstructed blast furnace, forge, rolling mill, and a restored seventeenth century house.
  • Boardman House, 17 Howard St. A late-17th-century house.



  • Square One Mall, 1201 Broadway. Square One Mall is another Simon Mall on the highway in Saugus. It has shops, department stores and several restaurants. There’s plenty of parking available and it’s next to a shopping plaza which includes Stop & Shop, and Newbury Comics.
  • Angelica’s Fashion and Accessories, 339 Broadway. Angelica’s a local bridal and prom dress shop in Saugus. It is the number one place to go when looking for an evening gown or prom dress at a discounted price. They have a decent selection of dresses and have shoes and accessories in the store to help complete the outfit. During prom season, they only allow you to try on a dress, if that specific dress has not already been purchased for the same high school prom. This way no one shows up with the same dress. There are only a few places to go in this area to get an evening gown and Angelica’s definitely has the most inexpensive selections. They also have a great selection of dance competition clothing. They have younger girls working the floor so they can come off rude so try to look for gowns on your own. They also recommend local seamstresses if the dress needs tailoring.


  • Kowloons Restaurant. (Food Type: Chinese Polynesian Thai: Sushi available!) Kowloon’s Restaurant is one of the famous landmarks on Route 1 in Saugus. It mostly known for its tall building that you can see from the highway. Kowloons is great for any type of occasion. Lunch and dinner are served daily. There are several party halls located in the restaurant which makes it perfect for any party needs. They also have a comedy club inside the restaurant which makes it a great social place to go on the weekends. The inside décor is exciting and filled with water fountains and lights. This is not the best place to go if you don’t like large crowds or loud music. They also have live music on certain nights (inquire when calling for specific dates and times). Reservations are only taken for large groups.
  • Kelly's Roast Beef, 595 Broadway, +1 781 233-5000. Kelly’s Roast Beef is considered to be the best place in the area to get a roast beef sandwich. They are a casual dinning environment where kids are welcomed. You order your food from a cashier and then choose a seat of your choice. There’s plenty of seating since it’s a large location. They offer food anywhere from the sandwiches to classic New England clam chowder. It’s a great place to eat on the run. They also have a drive thru available on location. It’s a great place to grab a quick, but delicious, bite to eat!



Go nextEdit

Routes through Saugus
NewburyportPeabody  N   S  MaldenBoston
ReadingWakefield  W   E  LynnMarblehead

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