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Area Overview

MetroWest is the intersection of the oldest and the newest—a world leader in technology that offers well-preserved history and unspoiled sanctuaries. The result? MORE of everything you’re looking for, midway between Boston and Worcester. Our communities offer MORE sophisticated amenities and services without the stress of an urban setting. With MORE major arteries crisscrossing the region, you’re never far from MORE of what you like: recreation in all seasons, upscale shopping and dining, cultural attractions, and traditional New England Town Commons. Focused on the future and keeping alive the past, MetroWest offers MORE for you to explore.

Includes Cities/Towns: Ashland, Framingham, Hopkinton, Natick, Sudbury.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













In MetroWest, we don’t always mean business! We balance our high tech with low stress, and that means that when we’re not working, we’re walking, crafting, biking, kayaking, relaxing, and maybe just goofing around. In fact, visitors to major nearby cities find MetroWest the quickest, easiest destination for unwinding.

Miles of trails and gardens, five state parks, three major rivers, and two wildlife sanctuaries satisfy outdoor enthusiasts. On rainy days, try upscale bowling, ice or roller skating, laser tag, and even indoor mini-golf. Every April, the Boston Marathon attracts tens of thousands of runners to the picturesque starting line in the MetroWest. But even given all those opportunities, the biggest sport in our region is SHOPPING! The Natick Mall, just 20 minutes from Boston, is New England's largest enclosed mall, and offers retailers unavailable anywhere else in New England, including a flagship American Girl store. MetroWest is also near the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets with 170 outlet stores found nowhere else in New England.

Cultural Activities





In MetroWest we keep one foot in the past while we move forward. That’s because the centuries-old culture of creativity is our foundation for future innovation. Here, arts and culture enthusiasts preserve the oldest New England venues while enjoying the most modern performance facilities.

Historic homes dating to the Salem witch trials are within blocks of the Space-Age McAuliffe Challenger Center. Botanic gardens feature the oldest species of native plants; concert halls showcase the newest musicians. Art and artifacts are our treasures: from sculpture parks to stamp exhibits, from bluegrass festivals to battlefield re-enactments, from watercolor classes to World War II’s rarest memorabilia, from Russian icons to recycled objects d’art. Plan to stay in Metrowest and put our past in your future.

Attractions






In MetroWest, we don’t always mean business! We balance our high tech with low stress, and that means that when we’re not working, we’re walking, crafting, biking, kayaking, relaxing, and maybe just goofing around. In fact, visitors to major nearby cities find MetroWest the quickest, easiest destination for unwinding.

Miles of trails and gardens, five state parks, three major rivers, and two wildlife sanctuaries satisfy outdoor enthusiasts. On rainy days, try upscale bowling, ice or roller skating, laser tag, and even indoor mini-golf. Every April, the Boston Marathon attracts tens of thousands of runners to the picturesque starting line in the MetroWest. But even given all those opportunities, the biggest sport in our region is SHOPPING! The Natick Mall, just 20 minutes from Boston, is New England's largest enclosed mall, and offers retailers unavailable anywhere else in New England, including a flagship American Girl store. MetroWest is also near the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets with 170 outlet stores found nowhere else in New England.

Transportation



Commuter rail serves many of our towns. In addition, the MWRTA bus travels inexpensively throughout our region (stopping at all hospitals, major retail areas, educational institutions, downtowns, and hotels), and even connects with the western-most point of the Boston subway system.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  16.0  25.5  35.0  4.3 "
 February  19.0  28.5  38.0  3.3 "
 March  28.0  37.5  47.0  3.9 "
 April  38.0  48.0  58.0  4.0 "
 May  48.0  59.0  70.0  3.5 "
 June  58.0  68.5  79.0  3.4 "
 July  63.0  73.5  84.0  3.6 "
 August  61.0  71.5  82.0  3.7 "
 September  52.0  63.0  74.0  3.6 "
 October  40.0  51.5  63.0  4.0 "
 November  33.0  42.5  52.0  4.5 "
 December  22.0  31.0  40.0  4.1 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Southern New England enjoys four distinct and robust seasons, including a long autumn season. Summer humidity is moderate, and snowfall in eastern Massachusetts tends to be significantly less than the central and western parts of the state.

Accommodations



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