Southborough MA - A Relocation Destination

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Southborough MA - A Relocation DestinationSouthborough MA  - A  Relocation Destination

If a relocation to Massachusetts is in your future, the town of Southborough MA should be high on your list.  Located just 25 miles west of Boston and, with easy access to all major routes, the town has some distinct advantages as a premium commuting area.  

Southborough prides itself on keeping its distance from commercialism.  At the risk of offending MacDonald's and Wal-Mart - I have to mention that you will notSouthborough MA - A Relocation Destination find either of these establishments within the town's borders.   

There is rather more of a quiet, pastoral atmosphere which is reminiscent of its earlier beginnings as a farming community.  The town is still home to the locally famous, Galloway Belted Cows.

During the early days, Southborough relied on the Sudbury River as a source of power.  Now, the reservoir adds to the ambiance and makes up one quarter of the town's area. In your travels around town, you will easily find yourself driving across the tree-ringed reservoir areas complete with the occasional small island. 


Southborough MA - A Relocation DestinationThe community is not, however, without its industry and is host to a number of well-known companies like EMC Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Genzyme Corporation.  

An important part of Southborough is its four historic villages:  Cordaville, Southville, Fayville and Downtown. 


Located in the southwest part of Southborough, Cordaville had its start as a 19thcentury industrial mill village and is now an area with houses that are a combination of older dwellings as well as newer neighborhoods, including Liberty Estates.  This part of town is also home to an MBTA Commuter Rail Station which was opened in 2002. 


West of Cordaville is the village of Southville.  This part of town has some distinct historical buildings like St. Matthews Church and the Cultural Art Center. It is also home to a small artisan community which includes painters, potters and photographers.


Fayville is mostly defined by the reservoir and many parts of it enjoy lovely water views.  It includes a large area south of Route 9, Fayville Memorial Field, Fayville Village Center and even has its own post office. 

Downtown  Southborough MA - A Relocation Destination

Southborough's center is also known as Downtown - its fourth village.  Main Street runs through this area which is the exact geographic center of town. Along with the town green there is a small group of restaurants, shops and professional buildings.  It is also the location of the 250 acre campus of St. Mark's, one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in the area. 

Embracing a unique combination of rural ambiance and sophistication, Southborough was named Number 31 in the national CNN Money's 100 Best Places to Live in 2009. 


With excellent schools, great commuting access and some of the area's most desirable neighborhoods, the town of Southborough is a popular relocation destination in Metrowest Massachusetts. 

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Comments (10)

Lori Liveston
Virtual Homes, Real Estate - Waltham, MA

Great overview Claudette!  I hope information like this helps you draw buyers in to Southborough :)

Mar 02, 2010 11:56 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hi Claudete, Excellent relocation destination post.

Featured in Posts to Localism!

Mar 02, 2010 01:02 PM
Ross Therrien
Prudential Verani Realty, Londonderry,New Hampshire - Londonderry, NH
Realtor, Broker Associate

Nice write up.

Mar 02, 2010 01:07 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Claudette:  At the risk of also offending McDonald's and Wal-Mart, the absence of these two places makes Southborough, MA sounds delightful.  Dare to dream of a life without McDonald's and Wal-mart.  Ahhh!

Mar 02, 2010 01:08 PM
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


Thanks so much. Southborough is wonderful town.


Thank you for your comment.


I appreciate that. I am glad you liked it.

Chris Ann:

You are after my own heart. I mean no offense to them either.  It's just that the landscape is a bit prettier without the "Golden Arches."


Mar 02, 2010 01:15 PM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Very classic homes, Claudette. I love that you are representing your areas so well.

Mar 02, 2010 09:27 PM
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


How is your beautiful son? 

Thanks so much for you comment on my post.


Mar 03, 2010 08:50 AM
Johnny Sabic - North Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Real Estate

Nice post and nice town.

Anyone moving to Atlanta I am here to help

Mar 05, 2010 03:51 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Claudette,

Great Localism post on your area. The homes are beautiful and great descriptions of your area.

Mar 07, 2010 10:20 PM
Balboa Real Estate San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA

Being a native New Englander, I liked your post about Southborough!

Mar 23, 2010 11:23 AM