Introduction to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 33 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Worcester metropolitan area. Shrewsbury has a population of 31,640.
The first permanent settler of this town was Gersham Wheelock, who arrived in 1720. The earlier settlers of this town largely came from Marlborough and Sudbury. The town was settled in by 1722 and incorporated in 1727. It saw rapid progress after streetcar routes were developed in the 19th century. Although the town developed into a popular resort destination, its economy was supported by agriculture as well.
Shrewsbury and nearby Attractions
- Shrewsbury Historic District
- Gen. Artemas Ward Homestead
- Camp Wunnegan
- Hills Farm Industrial Park
- Saint Marys Pastoral Center
- Shrewsbury Public Library
Things To Do In Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury has 16 parks which are well maintained by the town’s Parks Department. These parks offer opportunities for a variety of activities. The town is situated on an uneven hilly terrain which makes hiking and long walks a popular activity. The town also has a number of lakes and reservoirs which are quite popular spots.
One can reach Shrewsbury from the Worcester Regional Airport.
Shrewsbury Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are offered at Quinsigamond Community College.