Introduction to Holliston, Massachusetts
Holliston, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts and 21 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boston metropolitan area. Holliston contains a population of approximately 13,801.
Holliston was first inhabited in the year 1659 by Massachusetts Bay Puritans. The town of Holliston was incorporated on December 3, 1724. The town initially had a community of a few hundred residents. It was named Holliston in the honor of Thomas Hollis, of London, England, a benefactor of Harvard College. The town was once the largest producer of shoes in the United States. However, most of the shoe factories were destroyed by fire and other calamities. The largest company, though, Goodwill Shoe Company, still has a factory on Water Street in Holliston.
Holliston and nearby Attractions
- Goodwill Park
- Patoma Park
- Pleasure Point
- Stoddard Park
- Pinecrest Golf Club
- Broad Hill Vineyards
Things To Do In Holliston
The city boasts of four lovely parks, an 18-hole golf course and a lake. You can enjoy sports like tennis, basketball and soccer in the parks. Some of the parks also include a beach, picnic area, playground and boat launch. The lake is great for fishing and kayaking. The city also hosts several annual events like memorial day parade, the holiday stroll, summer concerts at the Town Hall and many craft fairs and autumn festivals.
Air transportation in the city is available from Boston Logan International.
Holliston Higher Education
Framingham State College serves the city.