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Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate & Community Guide

Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Metrowest MA Real Estate tipsMetrowest is a very popular area that is located West of Boston. Those that are looking for a place to call home quite often will settle on the Metrowest area for a number of reasons including excellent housing stock, terrific school systems, the commuter rail and easy access to major highways including Route 495 and the Mass Pike. A number of towns in the Metrowest area are far more affordable than those surrounding Boston. Some home buyers however just like to just get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. The Metrowest area is a location that can provide that feeling yet you are still only 30-45 minutes to Boston depending on the town.

While there are many excellent communities in the Metrowest Massachusetts area, a number of these towns have their own individual strengths, weaknesses, and characteristics that some may or may not find appealing. Below you will find a summary of a number of Metrowest towns including Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway, Franklin, Milford, Westborough, Southborough, Northbridge, Upton, Grafton and Shrewsbury. Each of the links provided will bring you to a page dedicated to providing outstanding information you can use in order to make an informed decision on whether this sounds like an area you would consider living in.

Middlesex County Real Estate

Real Estate Hopkinton MA ~ Hopkinton Massachusetts is affectionately known as the start of the Boston Marathon, however the town has become famous for a lot more than that including fantastic schools which have one quite a few awards, an abundance of fantastic subdivisions, a quaint town center and more. I am fortunate to have lived in Hopkinton my entire life so I have seen first hand the rapid growth and popularity of the town.

Real Estate Metrowest MassachusettsReal Estate Framingham MA ~ Framingham has become more and more popular over the last few years. Real Estate has been thriving in Framingham! It is one of the largest towns in the area and has a much greater population base than any of the other local towns. Over the last few years the town has become a place that many are seriously looking at due to it's proximity to Boston yet semi affordability in relation to some of the other local communities. Framingham is well known for it's large diversity of great dining spots.

Real Estate Ashland MA ~ Ashland is located in the middle of Framingham and Hopkinton. It has a commuter rail stop located right off of Route 135, creating an ideal situation for those who do not want to drive to Boston. Ashland is known for having affordable housing when compared to many of the other surrounding towns.

Real Estate Holliston MA ~ Holliston is another Metrowest community that is well know for having outstanding schools. Like a number of other communities, Holliston's real estate market has fared quite well. Holliston does have an older housing stock and it not nearly as developed as some of the other Metrowest towns.

Norfolk County Real Estate

Real Estate Franklin MA ~ Real Estate in Franklin has been thriving. It is one of the few communities in the area where there is still an enormous amount of new building going one both with single family homes as well as condominium developments. Franklin has a number of positive attractions including the commuter rail, access to 495 and a wealth of shopping/restaurants. The schools in Franklin are also quite good. The popularity of Franklin has grown so much that homes go under contract almost immediately if priced correctly. Home inventory levels are at their lowest they have been in over a decade!

Real Estate Medway MA ~ Medway is a solid town that can be best described as having a numer of amenities and characteristics that people look for in a place to call home. It is certainly by no means the most popular town but is a solid B in almost every category you can think of when rating a town and it's real estate choices. Medway has Route 109 running through it which provides easy access back to Route 495 access.

Worcester County Real Estate

Metrowest MassachusettsReal Estate Milford MA ~ When you think of Milford Real Estate one thing comes to mind - affordability. When you are looking to get more bang for your buck Milford is a great place to purchase real estate. Believe it or not you could spend over $100,000 less in Milford for the identical home in Hopkinton as an example. Milford is also located along the 495 belt creating an easy commuting spot for many that head into Boston. There is a broad spectrum of housing from village colonials to luxury executive homes. Milford has a large and diverse population base.

Real Estate Southborough MA ~ Southborough is considered a destination town in the Metrowest area. There is no question that Southborough is one of the most expensive communities and the polar opposite of Milford. If you blink going through town center you will miss it. Southborough is well know for it's fantastic school system that is shared with Northborough. The town also has some of the best private schools in Massachusetts with the Fay School residing here.

Real Estate Westborough MA ~ The Westborough real estate market is very similar to Hopkinton in a number of ways including the fact the town draws people for their excellent housing stock, great schools and easy commuting to major routes. Where Westborough and Hopkinton differ is their commercial base. Westborough is far more developed due to Route 9 running right through the town. If you enjoy having the convenience of major shopping including some of the big box stores than Westborough may be the right place to call home. Westborough also has a highly regarded school system.

Real Estate Northbridge MA ~ Northbridge is another town that is considered to have good affordability in it's housing stock. The town however is moving further West and does become land locked from a number of locations creating a longer commute. This is part of the reason why you see homes at a far more reasonable cost in relation to some towns in the area. Northbridge does have it's fair share of new construction which is a plus for those that are looking for a new home. 

Real Estate Millbury MA ~ Millbury is an affordable community adjacent to Worcester. It offers home buyers an excellent location for commuting to Boston with the Mass Pike interchange being located within the town. Millbury has some new construction options that are hard to find in other local towns. In fact you can purchase a new home for under $400,000 in Millbury that comes with a two car garage and amenties you would see in more expensive homes. One of the other things that makes Millbury a popular landing spot is their large shopping center which has an abundance of shops and restaurants. Millbury is a town worth checking out!

Real Estate Upton MA ~ Upton has grown in popularity over the years as it is one town further West than Hopkinton. One of the great real estate attributes that many really like are the larger lots. Much of Upton's real estate zoning consists of lots with 80,000 plus square feet. Another reason for the change is desirability is the improvement of the school system which is now regional with Mendon. If you are looking for a large town center and great shopping then Upton will not be for you. There is almost no commerce in town.

Real Estate Shrewsbury MA ~ Real Estate and the town of Shrewsbury are considered top notch. Located directly adjacent to Worcester, you could not find a better spot to take advantage of great shopping, restaurants, schools and hospitals. Every modern convenience is available in Shrewsbury. The town has some exceptional and diverse housing stock as well. You can not go wrong by taking a look at Shrewsbury when thinking about a place to live.

Real Estate Grafton MA ~ Grafton is located adjacent to Shrewsbury, Westborough and Upton. The town is considered reasonably affordable although a step above some of the other nearby towns such as Northbridge and Milford. Grafton has a quaint New England feel but also has gone through some recent commercial development that has brought some much needed additional shopping to the town. Access to highways and the schools in Grafton are quite good. For those looking for a little more home but don't want to break the bank Grafton would be a good choice.

Hopefully the summaries of the above Metrowest towns and real estate has been somewhat helpful. To learn more about each of the individual communities, I would encourage you to visit each of the links which will take you to some very detailed information on these towns. Metrowest is a fantastic area. As a forty six year resident I can tell you that it is a fantastic place to call home!


About the author: The above Real Estate information on Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate was provided by BillRE/MAX Executive Realty Hopkinton Mass Real Estate Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of many Metrowest towns for the last 26+ Years.

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I service the following towns in Metrowest MA: Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Upton, Southborough, Westborough, Ashland, Holliston, Mendon, Hopedale, Medway, Franklin, Grafton, Northboro, Shrewsbury, Bellingham, Northbridge, Uxbridge, Sutton, Millbury, Worcester, Millville, Douglas, Natick and Wayland MA.

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Bill Gassett is a thirty-two year veteran to the real estate industry. He enjoys providing helpful information to buyers, sellers and fellow real estate agents to make sound decisions. His work has been featured on RIS Media, National Association of Realtors, Inman News, Placester, RESAAS, Credit Sesame and others.

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