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Rich in history, the bedroom community of Westborough today attracts families and single commuters seeking a town with a small town flavor. Long before English settlers ever laid eyes on Westborough, the area was known as a busy crossroads. Its Indian-made trails were well-worn when the colonists finally did arrive, allowing them to explore the area easily. By late 17th century, families began to settle on the fertile farmlands by the shores of Lake Chauncy. Westborough was incorporated as a town in 1717, and began to flourish. The town also played a role in the Revolutionary War, as 46 of its residents fought under Captain Edmund Brigham against the British.

A new steam powered railroad brought more commerce to the area, and over the next century, Westborough’s factories shipped hats, sleighs, textiles, bicycles, and shoes to towns and cities across the growing country, and its dairies and greenhouses delivered milk and flowers all over New England. One of its residents was also one of the key players in the Industrial Revolution. Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin was born in Westborough in 1765.

Westborough continues to be an important player in industry today, as modern companies such as AstraZeneca, Dover Electric, Proteon, Genzyme, EMC Corporation, IBM, PFPC, the US Headquarters of National Grid (US), and the global headquarters of American Superconductor make their home here.

Apartment-hunters seeking a Westborough apartment will find plenty of choices to match every budget. Westborough real estate is popular because of its proximity to employment centers and the city of Boston to be sure, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t good deals to be found. Westborough apartments range from small studios in multi story apartment buildings to grand single-family homes on the Lake Chauncy waterfront.

 

 

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