Southborough, Hopkinton and Holliston are traditional New England small towns. Located on the eastern side of the junction of Route 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, their residents enjoy easy access to Boston, MA (30 miles to the east), Worcester, MA (17 miles to the West) and Providence, RI (41 miles to the south). On the fringe of metropolitan Boston these three towns are still quite small. Southborough is the smallest of the three towns with a population about 9,500. Hopkinton has been growing rapidly in the last decade and is the largest community with a population of about 14,500. Holliston is just a little smaller with about 14,000 residents. While the luxury over-55 retirement communities in these towns feature a variety of posh town home styles, they do not provide an entire living eco-system. So you will have to venture out into your surrounding community. What you'll find are three lovely upscale New England small towns. Massachusetts - with a per capita of $25,952 - is one of the richest states in the country ranking 3rd. Hopkinton residents enjoy a $41,469 per capital income. Southborough is higher at $44,310 and Holliston is the lowest of the three with a $32,116 per capita income.
Luxury Retirement Communities in Massachusetts along the NorthWest Route 495 Corridor
Enjoy breathtaking Autumn landscapes, easy treks to Boston, Worcester or Providence and the tranquility of living in a luxurious over-55 retirement coummunity.
NorthWest Route 495 Near the Massachusetts Turnpike
Once a year Hopkinton becomes the center of the sports world when it hosts the start of Boston Marathon. It is held on Patriot's Day (third Monday in April) to commemorate the Battles of Lexington and Concord (April 19). In Massachusetts this is part of a three-day weekend for many and it adds a festive flair to the race. Hopkinton residents and volunteers have become experts at hosting this event which usually brings over 25,000 runners into its town center along with many more spectators.
One of the best things about moving to a small town is the ability to become involved in your community. John Paduka has been contributing to the Boston Marathon by painting the Start Line for the past 20 years. Watch the You Tube video to hear his story.
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Urban Mushing in Hopkinton State Park
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Hopkinton State Park lands sprawl across both Hopkinton and the neighboring town of Ashland providing residents and visitors many recreational choices from beaches and picnics to boating and canoeing and yes even urban mushing. Snowmobiles are allowed when there is 4 inches of snow on the ground. Park amenities include:
- 2 swimming beaches with life guards
- stocked fishing
- 12 shaded picnic areas
- 10 miles of marked trails
- concrete boat ramp for non motorized watercraft
- Restrooms (Spring, Summer, Autumn)
Hopkinton State Park is open year round. During the summer its hours are 8am to 8pm, otherwise it's 8am to Sunset. Car parking is $5. Massachusetts residents pay $35 for a parks pass, non-residents $45.
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Luxury Over 55 retirement Communities
Southborough, Hopkinton and Holliston
Combine the best of a residential environment designed with your active lifestyle and well-being in mind with active and passive recreation activities throughout these communities. Home prices current in February 2012.
- Balancing Rock, Holliston, Massachusetts
Town Homes start at $429,000
- Carriage Hill Circle, Southborough, Massachusetts
Town Homes currently listed at $599,000.
- Deerfield Estates, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Town Homes currently listed at $399,000.
- Sanctuary Lane, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Town Homes currently listed from $369,000 to $414,000
Balancing Rock Over 55 Retirement Community
You can live where George Washington once stood. The inspiration for the Balancing Rock retirement community name is a unique geological formation of several large boulders balanced on each other. Local historians recount that in 1789 George Washington touched this rock as he passed through Holliston.
Located on 19 beautiful acres the homes have been designed to complement the landscape bordered by scenic woodlands. Walking trails and open floor plans inspire a sense of well-being and the active lifestyle that you're looking for in your retirement.
Energy Star design and construction ensures that you'll minimize your energy consumption and fuel costs. This feature will only add value in the years to come.
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Nearby Golf Courses
While none of these communities contain their own golf course, there are several golf courses nearby.
- Hopkinton Country Club, Hopkinton MA
18 Hole, 6711 yard Championship Golf Course
- Pinecrest Golf Glub, Holliston, MA
Season pass for Over-60 Golfers who live in Holliston $475, non-residents $575.
- Stoneyhill Golf Course, Southborough, MA
Nine Hole Par Three Course