Municipal

Our local governments are the starting place for getting up to speed on everything from schools to parks to trash pick-up.

 

Ashland Redevelopment Authority

Ashland Redevelopment Authority

A volunteer board that creates opportunities to attract and sustain economic development that will revitalize Ashland’s economy and cultural growth.

Ashland, Town of

Ashland, Town of

101 Main Street, Ashland 01721

508-881-0100 

Bellingham, Town of

Bellingham, Town of

10 Mechanic Street, Bellingham 02019

508-657-2801 

Framingham, Town of

Framingham, Town of

150 Concord Street, Framingham 01702

508-532-5520 

Franklin, Town of

Franklin, Town of

355 East Central Street, Franklin 02038

508-520-4949

A vibrant pro-business family oriented community with a great quality of life, and significant cultural, historic and natural resources; Franklin is truly the complete package.

Holliston, Town of

Holliston, Town of

703 Washington Street, Holliston 01746

508-429-0608

Hopkinton, Town of

Hopkinton, Town of

18 Main Street, Hopkinton 01233

508-497-9700 

Hudson, Town of

Hudson, Town of

78 Main Street,
Hudson, MA 01749

Marlborough Economic Development Corp.

Marlborough Economic Development Corp.

91 Main Street, Suite 204, Marlborough 01752

508-229-2010 

Fostering the growth of Marlborough’s commercial, industrial, and retail sectors while attracting complementary businesses to the community.

Marlborough, City of

Marlborough, City of

140 Main Street, Marlborough 01752

508-460-3770

Medway, Town of

Medway, Town of

155 Village Street, Medway 02053

508-533-3264 

Milford, Town of

Milford, Town of

52 Main Street, Milford 01757

508-634-2303

Millis, Town of

Millis, Town of

900 Main Street, Millis 02054

508-376-7040

Natick, Town of

Natick, Town of

13 East Central Street, Natick 01760

508-647-6300 

Northborough, Town of

Northborough, Town of

63 Main Street, Northborough 01532

508-393-5040

Sherborn, Town of

Sherborn, Town of

19 Washington Street, Sherborn 01770

508-651-7850

Southborough Economic Development Team

Southborough Economic Development Team

17 Common Street, Southborough 01772

508-485-0710 

Welcomes businesses and newcomers.

Southborough, Town of

Southborough, Town of

17 Common Street, Southborough 01772

508-485-0710

Sudbury, Town of

Sudbury, Town of

278 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury 01776

978-639-3381

Wayland, Town of

Wayland, Town of

41 Cochituate Road, Wayland 01778

508-358-7701 

The original settlement in the Sudbury Plantation established in 1638, Wayland is now a stable and progressive community, characterized by excellent schools, lovely open spaces, and caring and committed citizens—a wonderful place to live.

Westborough, Town of

Westborough, Town of

34 Main Street, Westborough 01581

508-366-3020

Relocation - Town Coasters

Soon after the Pilgrims landed almost 400 years ago, it didn't take them long to find their way to MetroWest!

How old are our region's towns? Take a look at their birth dates.

 

Date of establishment – MetroWest Municipalities

 

Ashland: founded in 1846 – 170 years old

 

Bellingham: founded in 1719  297 years old

 

Framingham: founded in 1700  316 years old

 

Franklin: founded in 1778 – 238 years old

 

Holliston: founded in 1724 – 192 years old

 

Hopkinton: founded in 1715 – 301 years old

 

Hopedale: founded in 1886 – 130 years old

 

Hudson: founded in 1866 – 150 years old ANNIVERSARY YEAR

 

Marlborough: founded in 1660 – 356 years old

 

Medway: founded in 1713 – 303 years old

 

Milford: founded in 1780 – 236 years old

 

Millis: founded in 1885 – 131 years old

 

Northborough: 241 years old

 

Natick: founded in 1781 – 237 years old

 

Sherborn: founded in 1674 – 342 years old

 

Southborough: founded on July 17, 1727 – 289 years old

 

Sudbury: founded in 1639 – 377 years old

 

Westborough: founded in 1717 – 299 years old ANNIVERSARY IN 2017

 

Wayland: founded in 1780 – 236 years old

Community Spotlight: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 14) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.