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Boylston, Massachusetts is a small town of approximately 4,000 residents. However, it is not an isolated town. Boylston is considered part of the Worcester metro area, only 33 miles from the city of Boston. Sterling and Clinton are to the north, Berlin is to the east, and Shrewsbury is to the south. One million people live within a 25-mile radius of Boylston. The town is mostly residential and 96 percent of the residents commute to work. Many consider it an ideal area, centrally located near Boston, Providence and Hartford and only three hours from New York City. This puts Boylston residents within an easy commute of countless fine hotels, five-star restaurants, world-class arts and museums yet nature lovers will also appreciate the woodlands, hiking trails and rolling hills of the open countryside.

According to the 2000 census, 84 percent of the housing in Boylston was owner-occupied. In 2005, the median household income in Boylston was $78,500. The city of Worcester, which is only 10 southwest of Boylston, has the second highest Effective Buying Income per Household in New England second only to Boston. The area is also conveniently accessed by an excellent transportation system, making commutes easy for residents, workers and tourists. Boylston has always been proud of its excellent school system, and the town also offers several recreational programs and runs a forestry maintenance program complete with demonstration forest at its Hillside municipal complex. This property is also the site of the John B. Gough home, who was one of the country's most renowned temperance leaders. Today, Boylston offers traditional rural charm, even as the city is promoting managed commercial growth along the Route 140 Business Corridor. In short, residents get to enjoy small town charm and friendliness, with all the advantages of big city amenities.

The town of Boylston offers residential homes, condominiums, adult living complexes, retirement homes, new construction, land, waterfront properties and investment properties. The surrounding area also has vacation homes, farms, equine and country properties. Economically, Boylston is sound, as many residents spend their money in the town, which helps keep it strong. Top industries in the area include biotechnology/high-tech, the health industry and manufacturing. The area enjoys a diverse economy, which is vital because the area is not dependent on any single sector. Boylston is well known for its Conservation Commission, a dedicated, government funded organization for preserving the environment and wildlife for the Boylston real estate area. Other amenities in the town include the Beaman Public Library, a fully functional fire department and a developing parks service committed to preserving the many parks and wilderness sanctuaries surrounding the town. West Boylston contains one district high school, enrolling both junior and senior students, and new housing projects are being developed in the area all the time.


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