What’s to Love About Westborough Massachusetts?
[Submitted article by Bill Gassett]
If you are looking for the perfect balance between small town charm and modern convenience, you can find it in Westborough. With a rich history, a small population size and easy access to Boston, Westborough provides residents with a perfect mix of old and new – ideal for starting and raising a family. The town offers a range of real estate properties that can fit most budgets, giving you plenty of options for putting down roots in this historic and family-friendly area. Westborough is located in Worcester County Massachusetts and borders and borders the towns of Grafton, Hopkinton, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, and Upton.
Things to love about Westborough
Massachusetts is not short on history, and Westborough happily measures up. As the 100th town to be incorporated into the state – in the year 1717 – Westborough traces its history a very long way back. Evidence exists of prehistoric peoples using the nearby Assabet and Sudbury rivers as transportation avenues in search of materials for weapons and tools as early as 7,000 B.C. Settlers arrived at Lake Chauncy in 1675, establishing themselves as a borough on the west side of Marlborough.
The settlement grew into a town and eventually benefited from the building of what is now Route 9 in 1810, connecting it to Boston. The town took advantage of both the road and the railway to contribute a range of manufactured goods to the New England area and beyond. Among the largest employers in town are BNY Mellon (finance services), eClinicalWorks (healh-care records management, Integrated Genetics (life sciences), and the corporate headquarters of BJ’s Wholesale Club (retail). Fortunately, though, while it managed to stay industrious up to the present day, it never did explode into a city.
Westborough has a population that is only a little above 18,000 residents. This size makes it appealing to many who want to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the comforts of a smaller town. This small size keeps the focus on what is most important to many people – low crime rates, pleasant environments, good parks and nature access and quality schooling. You can get to know your neighbors here with only a little effort and can expect to become part of the community if you stick around.
As much as people want the ease and comfort of a small town, not everyone wants to be isolated from all that cities have to offer. Things like employment, shopping, entertainment, dining and nightlife are all in full swing in Boston, less than 30 miles away from Westborough. And best of all, the town took the needs of its residents to heart in its planning and building. Westborough offers a commuter rail station to give residents reliable access to both Worcester and Boston. Park your car, hop on a train and you will be there in no time.
While there are a number of things you can do in Westborough, some of the most popular hobbies and pastimes involve local water sources. Both the Assabet and Sudbury rivers are located nearby, as are a number of different lakes and ponds. Some of these include the Westborough Reservoir, Mill Pond, Lake Chauncy and Lake Hoccomocco. During the summer, people from all around Westborough and beyond enjoy the waters of Lake Chauncy for a number of recreational activities, including fishing, swimming and boating. It even offers a public beach during the warmer summer months for sunbathing and picnics.
Quality real estate
One of the areas where Westborough really shines is real estate. If you have the money to buy a house and are looking for what Westborough has to offer as a town, you can probably find something to fit your budget and your lifestyle. The town really shines in its “subdivision” neighborhoods. These neighborhoods were created with the homeowner in mind – some by local craftsmen and others by quality national builders like Toll Brothers. When you buy in this type of neighborhood, you are investing in a home that should only grow in value as people look for welcoming neighborhoods in a small-town setting. You will also benefit from the unified look and feel that only a custom neighborhood can offer.
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Westborough has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few decades, which means you can find affordable village colonials as well as higher end homes, depending on your preference. Whichever you choose, though, you will have easy access to all of the perks that living in Westborough brings.
The exceptional quality of Westborough has not gone unnoticed. The schools stand out as some of the best, even garnering top accolades from Standard and Poor's School Matters in a 2004/2005 study. The Westborough Public School System was found to be one of the top school systems in the state. Money Magazine also recommended Westborough in its 2005 survey of Top 100 Best Places To Live. The town was ranked 36 out of 100 – not too bad for a small town of only 18,000 residents. Money Magazine listed both the school staffing levels and the financial support given to the area school system as top-notch.
Considering that over 95% of high school students graduate and that most go on to attend four-year colleges after graduation, the efforts of the town to foster education appear to be working.
These are just a few of the things that Westborough Massachusetts has to offer. Come take a look and learn even more about the Westborough MA real estate market!
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