Our local governments are the starting place for getting up to speed on everything from schools to parks to trash pick-up.
A volunteer board that creates opportunities to attract and sustain economic development that will revitalize Ashland’s economy and cultural growth.
101 Main Street, Ashland 01721
10 Mechanic Street, Bellingham 02019
150 Concord Street, Framingham 01702
355 East Central Street, Franklin 02038
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.
703 Washington Street, Holliston 01746
18 Main Street, Hopkinton 01233
78 Main Street,
Hudson, MA 01749
91 Main Street, Suite 204, Marlborough 01752
Fostering the growth of Marlborough’s commercial, industrial, and retail sectors while attracting complementary businesses to the community.
140 Main Street, Marlborough 01752
155 Village Street, Medway 02053
52 Main Street, Milford 01757
900 Main Street, Millis 02054
13 East Central Street, Natick 01760
63 Main Street, Northborough 01532
19 Washington Street, Sherborn 01770
17 Common Street, Southborough 01772
Welcomes businesses and newcomers.
17 Common Street, Southborough 01772
278 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury 01776
41 Cochituate Road, Wayland 01778
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.
34 Main Street, Westborough 01581
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.
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.
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.
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.