If a relocation to Massachusetts is in your future, the town of Southborough MAÂ should be high on your list.Â Located just 25 miles west of Boston and, with easy access to all major routes,Â the townÂ has some distinct advantages as a premium commuting area.Â Â
Southborough prides itself on keepingÂ its distance from commercialism.Â At the risk of offending MacDonald's and Wal-Mart - I have to mention that you will not find either of these establishments within the town's borders.Â Â Â
There is rather more of a quiet, pastoral atmosphere which is reminiscent of its earlier beginnings as a farming community.Â Â The townÂ isÂ still home to the locally famous, Galloway Belted Cows.
During the early days, Southborough relied on the Sudbury River as a source of power.Â Â Now, the reservoirÂ adds to the ambianceÂ and makes up one quarter of the town's area. In your travels around town, you will easily find yourself driving acrossÂ the tree-ringed reservoir areas completeÂ withÂ the occasional small island.Â
An important part ofÂ SouthboroughÂ isÂ its four historic villages: Â Cordaville, Southville, Fayville and Downtown.Â
Located in the southwest part of Southborough, Cordaville had its start as a 19thcentury industrial mill village and is now an area with houses that are a combination of older dwellings as well as newer neighborhoods, including Liberty Estates.Â This part of town is also home toÂ an MBTA Commuter Rail Station which was opened in 2002.Â
West of Cordaville is the village of Southville.Â Â ThisÂ part of town has some distinctÂ historical buildings like St. Matthews Church and the Cultural Art Center.Â ItÂ is also home toÂ a small artisan community which includes painters, potters and photographers.
FayvilleÂ is mostly defined by the reservoir and many parts of it enjoy lovely water views.Â It includes a large area south of Route 9, Fayville Memorial Field, Fayville Village Center and even has its own post office.Â
Southborough's center is also known as Downtown - its fourth village.Â Main Street runs through this area which is the exact geographic center of town. Along with the town green there is a small group of restaurants, shops and professional buildings.Â It isÂ alsoÂ the location of the 250 acre campus of St. Mark's, one of theÂ oldest and most prestigiousÂ privateÂ schools in the area.Â
EmbracingÂ a unique combination of rural ambiance and sophistication, Southborough was named Number 31 in the national CNN Money's 100 Best Places to Live in 2009.Â
With excellent schools, great commuting access and some of the area's most desirable neighborhoods,Â the town of Southborough is a popular relocation destinationÂ inÂ Metrowest Massachusetts.Â
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Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel - a Buyer Broker Since 1992
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