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Hopkinton Massachusetts Named to Money Magazine Best Places to Live 2009

Hopkinton Massachusetts Makes Money Magazine Best Places to live 2009Hopkinton Massachusetts has just been named to the Money Magazines prestigious list of the best places to live in the US for 2009! Not only did Hopkinton make the list but they broke the top 20 coming in at #19.

The awards just continue to roll in for Hopkinton, as this latest award is fresh on the heels of Hopkinton High School making Newsweek Magazine top 500 Schools for 2009.

This is the 2nd consecutive year that Hopkinton has made Newsweek's list for bragging rights as one of the best school systems in the country. This year Hopkinton high school came in ranked 420 out of the top 1500 schools! Hopkinton also made Boston Magazines 50 best high schools in 2008.

Getting recognized by Money magazine is nothing to sneeze at as it is one of the most widely read financial publications. As a Realtor who has lived in Hopkinton my entire life and has sold Real Estate in the town for the last twenty three years, this will do nothing but enhance an already strong reputation.

Hopkinton is a destination town for many home buyers because of the terrific commuting location, awesome school system, and some of the best developments in the area.

Hopkinton is located at the "cross roads of New England" with 495 and the Mass Pike at our door step. The MBTA is also located just over the Hopkinton town line in Southboro.

Other considerations that make Hopkinton a great place to live include a town center that is not over commercialized. It is doubtful you will see a McDonalds in Hopkinton anytime soon:) There are also two large lakes known as Lake Maspenock and Lake Whitehall, as well as the popular Hopkinton State park for recreation.

I could go on and on about the many great attributes of the town...these are just a few. Although I would be remiss if I did not mention the fact that the Boston Marathon starts in Hopkinton.

Here is a link to Hopkinton Mass compared to Money Magazines top ten places to live. This link will give you a comparison of median income levels, state income tax rate, auto insurance premiums, sales tax, and job growth statistics for these communities.

Are you a member of Facebook? If so here is a link to the Hopkinton Money Magazine fan page at Facebook.

Here is a complete list of the Money Magazine top 100 places to live. This is the 2nd time in the past year Hopkinton has been ranked as one of the best places to live by a major news publication. Hopkinton made Boston Magazines best places to live 2009 as well.


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Comment balloon 27 commentsBill Gassett • July 13 2009 07:45PM


Bill, This is terrific news for you and all your future clients! Can't wait to see all the ways you are able to use this to your marketing campaigns.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 10 years ago

Bill Great town to represent - there must be a Mickey Dee somewhere near :)  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 10 years ago

Good for you, I just posted on Saline making the list. We both live in great communities. Congratulations!!

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

Margaret, Karen - thanks for your comments on Hopkinton making the Money Magazine list.

Missy - That is awesome news! I hope you are spreading the word in as many places as possible:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 10 years ago

Bill,  Congratulations.  Being ranked that high in Money is amazing.  Ill have to pay a visit to your neck of the world next time I get a chance to get up to New England.

Posted by Josef Katz, {Marketing Maestro} (Digital and Direct Response Marketing) about 10 years ago

Way cool Bill and well worth braagging about. How fortunate for you that you grew up there!

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) about 10 years ago

Congratulations! it must be nice to blow your horn on this one to new clients.  Looks like Oregon got in there with West Linn and Lake Oswego, but my goodness those are both very expensive places to live. 

Posted by Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker (Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals) about 10 years ago

That's very cool, Bill. I would imagine this will be good publicity for folks who are relocating. I noticed that Acton was well up on the list - lived there for 6 months years ago. Never lived in Milton but know folks who do and love it - you are in great company.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 10 years ago

Josef, Barb & Leslie - Thanks for your comments on Hopkinton making Money Magazines list. Hopkinton is a great place to live. Real Estate values here in Hopkinton have held up well in relation to some of the other surrounding towns.

Jeff - Acton is a really nice town as well. Acton is about a half hour away from Hopkinton up Rte 495.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Bill,

Hopkinton looks like such a great place, it's pretty clear to see why Money gives you the heads up.

For me, knowing it's home to Boston, as a marathoner myself it's always intrigued me. It's one of those great places I'd love to visit as a spectator...sorry to say not as a qualifer (too darn slow), yet I'd be right there at mile 17+ for everyone else.

Bill you continue to do such so much online marketing for Metrowest MA, why would anyone even consider anyone else?

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) about 10 years ago

Congratulations to Hopkinton for getting this honor.  You live in a pretty awesome community, Bill.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) about 10 years ago

Bill that is great news.  I know you are very proud of your community and do a great job showcasing it.  Congratulations Hopkinton!!!

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 10 years ago

Hey Bill...Great to be recognized world wide..but wait a minute, no place to get Super Sized...mmm, sometimes, but not often, I need a Big they smuggle them in, maybe a second career or business opportunity here Bill.

Cheers, all kidding aside well done to everyone in Hopkinton.:O)

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Hi Bill,

Congratulations Bill for your community of Hopkinton making the 100 list and also making the top 20 list. In my opinion you contribute greatly to the stature of your community. Well done!

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) about 10 years ago

Lynda - It would be well worth it to head up to Hopkinton/Boston to take in the Boston Marathon. You would love it:)

Shirley, Jennifer, Fred, William - Thanks for your comments on Hopkinton being recognized by Money Magazine. It is great to get this kind of recognition.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 10 years ago

This is great!  Bill that is an incredible coveted award to have!  Who says the only news these days is bad news?  

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) about 10 years ago

Bill -- congratulatoins to Hopkinton... The east coast has so much to offer.  Nashua has won this award twice!  It is quite an honor indeed.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 10 years ago

Bill, those are awards that the people in Mopkinton should be very proud of, especially the school award.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 10 years ago

congrats on the ranking Bill - every bit of good news can help each of our markets

Posted by Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Bill, Joan George, Randall - Thanks for your comments about Hopkinton as one of the best places to live. This should help the local Real Estate market as well:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 10 years ago

Very impressive publicity and ratings for Hopkinton...and I did not know that the start line for the Boston marathon begins here...I'm sure a few never make the finish line because they lag behind to buy a home in Hopkinton! Your steady stream of interesting facts and homes for sale, fortifies the excellence.

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 10 years ago

Great Post.  Packed with great info.  I think I may move to Hopkinton if they will just correct the spelling.  Shouldn't there be a "g" in there. 

If I do make the move, can you recommend a good Realtor?


Posted by Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

great blog i have ever seen. Boise real estate

Posted by Boise real estate about 10 years ago

Bill, that's great news for your market. Aren't you glad that you're the real estate expert in Hopkinton, MA?

Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) about 10 years ago

Bill-I checked out the that is awesome and great publicity for your area!

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) about 10 years ago

wow, congratulations to you and your city for such an honor!  I know anyone looking to move to that area has found a true professional in you to help them find a new home in Hopkinton.  It looks and sounds just beautiful.

Posted by Janie Coffey, Uniting Extraordinary Homes w/ Extraordinary Lives (First Coast Sotheby’s International Realty) about 10 years ago

Thanks again everyone for your comments on my article about Hopkinton being named a great place to live by Money Magazine!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 10 years ago

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