In an ideal location midway between Boston and Worcester, Ashland, Massachusettsis one of the premium residential suburbs in MetroWest Massachusetts.Â Â
Ashland was the original route of the Boston Marathon and still runs through downtown every year. Ashland is considered part of the MetroWestwhich also consists of Natick, Holliston and Hopkinton.
A prominent citizen of Â the town was Henry E. Warren who in 1916 invented the first electric clock and founded Telechron which, in partnership with General Electric, manufactured electric clocks in town until 1979.Â Â
To honor this invention, Ashland High Schoolsports teams proudly call themselves "The Clockers."Â
The two major routes running through Ashlandare 135 and 126.Â Route 135 emanates from Framingham through Ashland and connects into Hopkinton.Â Route 126 provides easy access to the main highways of Route 9 and the Mass Pike leading into Boston for daily commuters.Â Â
For those who prefer to take the train, the Ashland MBTA station sits conveniently in the center of town offering a welcomed respite from commuter traffic jams.Â
Having begun its roots as in agriculture, the town grew to more of a residential suburb in the 1980s while still maintaining many lush wooded areas including Ashland State Forest and Ashland State Park. Â Before and during the boom, a number of communities were built in town including Orchard Estates,Ballard Hill Estates and Blossom Estates.Â
Ashland's new High School, which was builtÂ using state-of-the art greenÂ energyÂ standards, was also recently rated number 46 in Boston Magazine's Best of Boston schools in the state.Â
Ashland hasÂ the look and feel of a traditional New EnglandÂ town. And withÂ customs like the annual Ashland Day fair, summer gatherings at the Tasty TreatÂ as well asÂ the miniature golf course,Â it maintains the feeling of a close-knit community.Â
For an idyllic life in a wonderful suburban town, Ashland, Massachusetts is a great place to live.
Copyright 2010 - Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel