Jon Dreyer: Directions

photo of 81 Baker

81 Baker Ave
Lexington MA 02421-6228
Google map/directions

As you are headed down Baker Ave, toward Peacock Farm Rd, my house is the last traditional looking house on the right before the houses become Bauhaus style, and before the road becomes Peacock Farm Rd and starts to curve. If you are coming up Peacock Farm Rd, my house is the first traditional looking house on the left when the road straightens out.

You are welcome to park in my driveway. If there are already two cars there, please park in the street around the corner on Butler Ave (see map). I don't recommend parking on Baker Ave; cars whip around the corner pretty fast.

By Lexpress

You can use Google maps, which is integrated with Lexpress, to plan a route via Lexpress (click the bus icon to get transit directions).

Or use the following information: At about half past the hour, take the Route 1 Lexpress bus to the intersection of Baker Ave and Butler Ave. That intersection appears suddenly after the bus goes up the very curvy Peacock Farm Road, just when the road straightens out and becomes Baker Ave. The Lexpress bus usually arrives here at about 40 past the hour. Then walk south on Baker for about 100 feet to 81 Baker.

This means that LHS students can, if they hurry, take the 2:30 Lexpress right after school and make it here by 2:45 with no parental intervention!

By MBTA

You can use Google maps, which is integrated with the MBTA, to plan a route via the MBTA (click the bus icon to get transit directions).

Or use the following information. Make sure you check the times to see when all these buses run; in general the 77 runs the most.

  • Closest: Take the 62 bus to the intersection of Charles St and Massachusetts Ave and walk (.4 mi). You can pick up the 62 at the Alewife stop on the Red Line, and along Massachusetts Ave in Lexington and Arlington Heights west of Park Ave.
  • Second closest: Take the 76 bus to Wilson Farm and walk (.8 mi). You can pick up the 76 at the Alewife stop on the Red Line, along Massachusetts Ave in Lexington between Lexington Center and Wilson Farms, and along Marrett Rd between old Massachusetts Ave and Waltham St.
  • Third closest: Take the 77 bus or 79 bus to the end, the Arlington Heights Busway. Then walk (1 mi). You can pick up the 77 at the Harvard or Porter Red Line stops or anywhere on Massachusetts Ave between Harvard Square and the Arlington Heights Busway. You can pick up the 79 on the Red Line at Alewife Station or along Massachusetts Ave between the Alewife Brook Parkway and the Arlington Heights Busway.
  • Other options: The 78 bus and 84 bus also all get pretty close to my house, but usually entail a nice walk through the woods that's easier done than described. If you try this, pay particular attention to the bus schedules, and get off at the intersection of Appleton St and Homer Rd in Arlington and then walk through Sutherland Woods.

Old fashioned printed directions

By car or on foot from Wilson Farm

  • At the end of Pleasant St heading north, Pass Wilson Farm on right.
  • Right at end onto Massachusetts Ave (towards Arlington); go 0.2 mi
  • First right onto Oak St.
  • If driving
    • Right at end onto Baker Ave.
    • Go .2 miles. 81 Baker is the 2nd house on the right after Butler Ave on right, the last traditional-looking house before the Bauhaus-style Peacock Farm Rd houses.
    • You are welcome to park in my driveway. If there are already two cars there, please park in the street around the corner on Butler Ave (see map). I don't recommend parking on Baker Ave; cars whip around the corner pretty fast.
  • If walking/biking
    • First right onto Carville Ave.
    • Fourth left onto Butler Ave.
    • Right at end onto Baker Ave.
    • 81 Baker Ave is the 2nd house on the right.

By car From Route 128 (I-95)

  • From Route 128 (I-95), take exit 29A, going east on Route 2; go 2.1 mi.
  • Take exit 55 (Lexington Pleasant St/Concord Ave).
  • Left at bottom of ramp onto Pleasant St, going under Route 2.
  • After .5 mi, bear left at the stop sign (to stay on Pleasant St); then go another .5 mi.
  • Go to "From Wilson Farm" above.

By car from Cambridge/Alewife Station

  • West on Route 2 from Alewife Station; go 3.2 mi.
  • Take exit 56 (Routes 4/225).
  • Bear right off ramp onto Watertown St; go about 0.8 mi. (After about 1/2 mi you'll be on Pleasant St but won't notice.)
  • Go to "From Wilson Farm" above.

Jon Dreyer • Math tutorComputer Science tutorwww.mathtutorlexington.com
781-696-2614 • 81 Baker Ave, Lexington MA 02421-6228 • email

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