Introduction to Natick, Massachusetts
Natick, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles E of Framingham, Massachusetts and 16 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area. Natick has a population of 32,170.
John Eliot was the first person to settle in Natick in the year 1651 with a group of "Praying Indians". He was a Puritan missionary who got huge grants from England’s Long Parliament. He tried to retain the culture of the Native Americans amongst the people. The Natick Indians were sent off to the Deer Islands during the time of King Philip. The Indian citizens of Natick and the English citizens fought the battles of Bunker Hill and Lexington in 1775. The town was officially recognized in 1781.
Natick and nearby Attractions
- Lakewood Country Club
- Natick Laboratories
- Sherwood Plaza
- East Natick Industrial Park
- Natick Historical Society Library
- Natick Historical Society Building
- Leonard Morse Campus Medical Library
Things To Do In Natick
There are many historical events associated with Natick. One can visit the Natick Historical Society Building to learn about the history of Natick. Some other attractive places are Sherwood Plaza, the Building Morse Institute Library, and the Medical Library Aladdins Castle. Some of the parks that offer entertainment and amusement facilities in the city are Memorial Field, Broadmoore and Audubon Reservation. One can also pay a visit to the attractive shopping centers like the Natick Mall Shopping Center, Cloverleaf Marketplace Shopping Center or the Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center.
The closest major airport is Boston Logan International.
Natick Higher Education
Framingham State College offers higher education facilities.