Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Winthrop, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Winthrop.
Winthrop Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Winthrop was ranked 154th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 187th in 2012. It was 70th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 201st in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Winthrop
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Winthrop area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
Winthrop is one of the oldest settlements in the United States, originally colonized by pilgrims in 1630 and called Pulling Point because of the strong tides in Boston Harbor which made pulling difficult for boatmen. The town was annexed by Boston in 1632 and used as a grazing area, then divided into several parcels of land.
In 1739, Winthrop along with current-day Chelsea and Revere withdrew from Boston to form the town of Chelsea. In 1846, Winthrop and Revere withdrew from Chelsea to form North Chelsea and in 1852 the town split from Revere and became Winthrop. Today, this ocean-side community is largely suburban with a population of just under 18,000.
What Winthrop is Known For…
Winthrop is home to the oldest continually inhabited residence in the United States, the Deane Winthrop House. Deane was the youngest son of the town’s namesake, Governor John Winthrop and although the house is still occupied today, the town’s historical society makes it available to the public at specified times. Despite becoming a city in 2006 when its new Town Charter took effect, Winthrop chose to remain a “town” in name.
List of Town Favorites
Belle Isle—1 Main Street
Cafe Rosetti’s—115 Winthrop Shore Drive
The Arms Restaurant—130 Grovers Avenue
Jac’s Cafe—29 Crest Avenue
Historic Places and Recreation Spots
Looking for something to do in Winthrop? Start with one of the town’s major beaches, Winthrop Beach or Yirrell Beach. If you’re a history buff, check out Fort Banks, Fort Heath or the Deane Winthrop House.
Famous People from Winthrop
A number of famous Americans have called Winthrop home. There’s Pulitzer Prize winning author Herbert Bix, composer and member of the Boston School Irving Fine and Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 Winter Olympics United States hockey team, winners of the famous Miracle on Ice.