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Overview

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 History

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.

Natick Transportation

The closest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Natick Higher Education

Framingham State College offers higher education facilities.

People

Total Population 34,892
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 19,150
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $130,607
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,278
Median House Value $447,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0.7%
English 12.1%
Irish 25.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Natick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01760
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.283
Longitude -71.361

Natick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Natick, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Natick (01760)

South Natick (01760)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 17,159 $122,222
Dover 2,441 $186,250
Framingham 70,443 $87,075
Sherborn 4,245 $165,903
Wayland 13,432 $184,290
Wellesley 28,832 $191,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Natick Public Libraries

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Morse Institute Library
14 EAST CENTRAL STREET
Natick, Massachusetts
(508) 647-6520
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