Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Located 26 miles from Boston, Hopkinton, Massachusetts has a Land area of 26 square miles, but a population of just under 15,000 residents (very low density), partly because of lakes and parks:

Hopkinton State Park, which features picnic areas, hiking & biking trails, swimming beach, boat launch and sailboat, canoe, & kayak rentals from Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Whitehall Reservoir and State Park (offering a boat launch for anglers, kayaks, and canoes, hiking trails, and a secret tire- swing swimming hole)

Lake Maspenock with it's motorized boats and jet skis

EMC park, which incorporates a children's playground, ball fields and a skateboard park)

And the town Common or Green with town center location offering free concerts on Sunday nights in the summer, and local festivals such as Polyarts in September, and jam packed with media and spectators on Marathon Day in April, where the Boston Marathon begins.)

Hopkinton is attractive due to these natural recreational resources and the residential nature and small town feel. Lending to the sense of close-knit community are many locally owned and long-standing businesses such as Sauce on Main; the Hopkinton Gourmet (for cappuccinos, mochas, and lattes or our local version of Starbucks); Hopkinton Drug, Hallmark Cards & Gifts; Colella's supermarket; and Weston Nurseries.

Housing options ranging from 1-2 bedroom townhomes starting as low as $200,000 to multi-million dollar chateaux-like luxury properties on the shores of Lake Whitehall. More than anything else, the variety and size of Hopkinton's many neighborhoods offer homes in nearly all price ranges and accommodate the quality of life that Hopkinton's families desire, such as block parties and swimming at the town beach in summer, nature hikes and jackpot trick or treating in the splendid autumn; snowmobiling and skating on frozen IceHouse pond in February)

High achieving, top rated schools: Hopkinton High ranked among nations top 500 schools in the latest Newsweek Report, and Hopkinton Sophomores scored over 90% advanced & proficient in all three Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System testing categories of English, Math, & Sci/Tech.

Two nearby commuter rail stations provide service to Boston’s Back Bay and South Station, and with great access to I-495 & the Mass Pike, Hopkinton lies at a commutable distance to three major metros areas (Boston, Providence, and Worcester) as well as the technology, life sciences & financial sectors located along the 128--Route 9—I-495 corridor.

INFO: Star Realty, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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