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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.

Natick Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City16 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.283
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)

StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

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