Acton, Massachusetts is located a scant 30 miles from Boston by commuter
rail or highway, but the town feels like a rural getaway. Within minutes of
both Route 495 and Route 2, Acton abuts Concord and its historical landmarks and
is surrounded by small towns whose roadways are lined with Revolutionary-era stone
walls and pristine woodland acres.
This charming 20 square-mile setting is home to a thriving community of 22,000 residents, a top-ranked school system and scores of cultural and recreational amenities including museums, libraries, an arboretum, playing fields and sports complexes and a lively senior center. School-aged children attend one of six elementary schools in the Acton-Boxborough Regional school district before going on to the town's junior and senior high schools. The Acton-Boxborough district school system has attracted local, state and national accolades from Boston Magazine, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. News and World Report for its superior educational opportunities and exemplary student achievements.
The winning combination of its commuting ease, natural beauty, community resources, exemplary academics and New England charm consistently rank Acton among Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live." Real estate prices run the gamut from $100,000 and up for a condominium to over $1 million for a large single family home, with mid-size, well-maintained homes in the half a million dollar range. Acton is a community that its diverse resident population is proud to call "home."
Updated: 23rd February, 2019 7:01 AM.