Introduction to Ashland, Massachusetts
Ashland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts and 21 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,674 people in Ashland.
The area that is today known as Ashland was settled in the early 1700s. Prior to that, it was inhabited by the Megunko Indians. Earlier known as "Unionville", Ashland was incorporated in the year 1846, bearing the name of statesman Henry Clay's Kentucky estate. The region is considerably newer than many of the surrounding towns. The foundation of the Boston to Albany railroad in the mid 1800s fostered the early development of Ashland. However, until the mid 20th century it remained a mainly centralized residential town with limited industry.
Ashland and nearby Attractions
- Spooky World Theme Park
- Taylor Exhibition
- Fairway Bowling
- Ryan Family Amusement Center
- Sri Lakshmi Temple
- John Stone's Inn
Things To Do In Ashland
The city of Ashland offers numerous recreation options for both kids and adults. one can either visit the various exhibition centers in the city or relax in the lovely public parks. There are also many good restaurants and cafes that serve a wide selection of regional and continental dishes.
Boston Logan International provides Ashland with air transportation and travel.
Ashland Higher Education
Framingham State College serves the city.