Introduction to Southborough, Massachusetts
First settled in 1660, Southborough was officially incorporated in 1727. The place formally includes the smaller hamlets of Cordaville, Fayville and Southville. Initially, Southborough was a farming community, but industries soon started to tap the rivers flowing through the town. This fostered the manufacturing of plaster, boots, and shoes by the end of the 19th century.
Southborough and nearby Attractions
Things To Do In Southborough
Local parks include the Quinsigamond State Park, Ashland State Park, Great Brook Farm State Park and Whitehall State Park. Boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking are some of the activities people can enjoy in these parks. Historic landmarks in the nearby areas include Walden Pond, Lyman Estate, Gore Palace, Orchard House and Minute Man National Historical Park. The Higgins Armory Museum, the Discovery Museum, the Willard House and Clock Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry, and the Shirley Historical Society Museum are some of the popular nearby historical sites.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Southborough Higher Education
Atlantic Union College, Middlesex Community College, Wellesley College and Brandeis University are all accessible from Southborough.
Southborough strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):
Low Violent Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
Comparing Southborough to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Well-Paid Single Women|
|Male Share of the Population|
|Age of the Population|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|Median Family Income|
|People Above Poverty|
|College Educated Adults|
|Working at Home|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Short Commute Times|
|Walking and Biking to Work|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Affordability of Rents|
|People Living Alone|
|Low Violent Crime|
|Low Property Crime|
|Nearest Medium City||5 miles W of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||24 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts|
|Standard Zip Codes||01745, 01772|
|Phone Area Codes||508|
|Time Zone||Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|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|
|Jan Temp||13 to 38 F|
|Apr Temp||35 to 59 F|
|Jul Temp||60 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||37 to 64 F|
|Annual Precip||48.7 inches|
|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|
|Average Family Size||3.3|
|American Indian & Alaskan||6||0.1%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||132||1.5%|
|Est. 2005 Population||9,559|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||8.1%|
|French (except Basque)||4.3%|
According to the US Postal Service, Southborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Fayville (01745)
Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.
|(As of 2005)|
|154 Turnpike Road, Rte 9|
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