What is Southborough like?

Asked by Suzanne, Sothborough, ma Wed Apr 30, 2008

schools, vibe, taxes ammeneties...

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newtonfarmco…, , Whitinsville, MA
Wed Oct 3, 2012
Hi Suzanne,

Here are some nice points about Southborough, where I've resided since 1997. On the north side, you can hear the bells from St. Marks school in the distance softly chiming. The library is great, and Southborough was the one of the first free public libraries in MA, pre-dating the Boston Public library by a few months. Southborough was an official stop on the Underground Railway, assisting escaped slaves to freedom. The walk around the reservoir is great offering great views. If you like to golf, you can access St. Marks beautiful golf course right in the center of town (!). ) Southborough is at a great location to get to places quickly being at the hub of the Pike, Rte 30, and 495, while still maintaining a peaceful, small town setting. They have a Heritage Day celebration with a "climbing wall" in October, various parades during the year, and a beautiful community house which is maintained by contributions for use by the community. There is also a wonderful 56 acre conservation area at the old Beal's farm to walk through.
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Matt Heisler, Agent, Westborough, MA
Thu Apr 22, 2010
Hi Suzanne:

I've lived in Southborough for over 25 years. Most people live in town for two reasons. 1) Schools, which are small (the town is small) and well managed. 2) Convenience. With 495, Mass Pike, Rt 85 and Rt 9 passing through town, you can get from here, to just about anywhere, pretty quickly, without dealing with (for the most part) the significant traffic issues on 128. Taxes are commensurate with the area, neither among the lowest (10's) nor among the highest (16s), and have floated around that level for some time. Southborough has very few amenities, which is a plus, and a minus. Basically, if you need something, you need to go somewhere else (Marlborough, Westborough, Framingham). But those towns, and access to their amenities is exceptionally convenient. Not sure how to answer "vibe" but relative to our more populous neighbors, we are a little quieter, drawing on our Farming history more than the industrial past. If you have more specific questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Web Reference:  http://www.bjheisler.com
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Ed Hughes, M…, Agent, Ashland, OR
Wed Apr 30, 2008
Southborough is an excellent town in all respects and with the downturn in real estate is has become affordable.
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Joan Hathaway, , 01778
Wed Apr 30, 2008
Southborough has great schools, is near major commute routes, has a country feel and is know as "The Wellesley of Worcester County". For more information about the town, go to http://www.FindYourNextHouseHere.com
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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Wed Apr 30, 2008
Here are a couple interesting one's on the market right now. After going through properties under $400,000 i noticed almost all are on "busy" streets:

Near the highway, but from the map looks far enough away to where the noise may not be an issue:

This place looks great. It has only been on the market for 7 days:

Spacious 4 bedroom on an acre:
Web Reference:  http://www.territoryre.com
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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Wed Apr 30, 2008
Southborough is a great town. I just represented a young couple who moved from boston to the burbs and they bought a great house on an acre that was in nice condition. The town is great and is near framingham and close to the city. A lot of young couples head out that way when the city-space starts getting a little tight, but it also has a community that has been there forever.

you can check out schools here:

This site is also great to get the local tax rate, and gives you a little history on the town, etc:

Good luck!!
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