I am a realtor in Westborough Since 1987.
Realty Direct Metrowest is my company in downtown where I employ 11 agents. We do alot of buisness in the Boroughs and in Shrewsbury.
TRUE- Westborough Taxes have gone up this year. Assments went down as everywhere, tax rate went up.
Schools in Westborough in 2010 rated number 18 in state. Article was in Boston magazine. Top 50 high schools in Massachusetts. Beating even Lincoln Sudbury. NothboroughSouthborough was number 28.
Shrewbury did not even make the list.
What I am seeing- I am gettting calls from parents who want to leave Shrewbury to have children attend school in Westborough. (7 in last 3 months)
There will always be towns that children move to to get the best education for their children. Towns known for school. (Sudbury, Acton, Wellesley, Westborough,, Westwood, Lincoln, Brookline, Newton, Dover, Weston Sharon, Holliston, Hopkinton)
Alternatives to private schools for those parents who want the very best for their children. They are difficult towns to retire in, or live on fixed income. But they are where many families come to educate their children.
Myself, I lived in Westborough while my children attended public school, and when they graduated, I moved to a neighboring town with lower taxes.
So is Westborough for everyone?? NO. But if you have school age children, and demand the best. Call me, I am happy to find you a new home in Westborough. And you do not have to be wealthy. I have a condo at 150,000, or colonials for much more.
But if you want good schools, and more house for the money, then Shrewsbury is the place to go.