Ashland MA real estate
Despite its rapid growth from sleepy rural area in the mid -20th century to the residential MetroWest town it is today, Ashland still has the look and feel of small town New England. A relatively new town by Massachusetts standards, Ashland was only incorporated as a town in the mid 19th century, and only began to grow in earnest when the Albany to Boston railroad entered the town around the same time. Many of Ashland’s farms and open space have given way to housing, although some open green space still remains, including the Ashland Town Forest and Ashland State Park. Ashland is famous for being the birthplace of the electric clock – a fact proudly contained in Ashland’s sports teams, the “Clockers” and in the town’s nickname – The Clock Town.
Time-honored Ashland traditions such as the Ashland Day fair held every September continue to give the town a close-knit community feel. There’s not much in the way of nightlife, but locals are happy meeting their neighbors and friends at the breakfast spot Sunnyside or Tasty Treat, the local ice cream spot.
Despite its small town feel and open green spaces, Ashland is almost ideally located between Worcester and Boston – making an apartment in Ashland MA the ideal residence for anyone who works in either city. Ashland is only 22 miles from Boston. Apartments in Ashland are almost certainly located in single or multi-family homes, making the perfect town to find apartments with ample space. Ashland MA apartments are within easy reach of two major routes – 126 and 135.