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Boxborough, Massachusetts, is a small town located in Middlesex County, United States. Here's an overview of Boxborough:

Location: Boxborough is situated in eastern Massachusetts, about 25 miles northwest of Boston. It's part of the Greater Boston area and is bordered by Acton, Harvard, Littleton, Stow, and Harvard.


History: Boxborough was incorporated as an independent town in 1783, separating from Harvard. Its name is derived from the Acton-Boxborough line, which served as the town's southern boundary. The town has a rich agricultural and industrial history.


Population: As of the 2020 census, Boxborough had a population of approximately 6,500 people.


Education: Boxborough is served by the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, which also includes neighboring Acton. The district consists of several elementary schools, a middle school, and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. The schools are known for their academic excellence and diverse extracurricular offerings.


Economy: Boxborough's economy is primarily residential, with a mix of small businesses and professional services. The town is also home to several technology companies and corporate offices, taking advantage of its proximity to the technology hub of the Greater Boston area.

Recreation: Boxborough offers various recreational opportunities, including parks, playgrounds, and hiking trails. The town is also close to larger outdoor recreational areas such as Great Brook Farm State Park and the Assabet River Rail Trail.


Transportation: Boxborough is accessible by several major highways, including Interstate 495 and Route 111. The town is served by the MBTA commuter rail, providing transportation to Boston and other nearby communities.


Community: Boxborough has a strong sense of community with various events and activities held throughout the year. These include community picnics, holiday celebrations, and the annual Boxborough Agricultural Fair.


Culture: The town has a rich cultural scene with local theater productions, art exhibits, and music performances. Historical sites such as the Boxborough Historical Society Museum provide insight into the town's history and heritage.

Overall, Boxborough is a charming and close-knit community known for its excellent schools, natural beauty, and quality of life. It offers a peaceful suburban lifestyle while still providing convenient access to the amenities of the Greater Boston area.

Average Income : $156,​000 +  as of 2022

Boxborough is served by the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District, which generally receives high ratings for its schools' academic performance, resources, and community support.

NICHE 2024 School Ranking in MA 

#71 out of 964 - Elementary 

#34 out 378 - Middle School

#17 out of 362 - High School

Last updated 2022, Boxborough has a diverse population, though it may not be as diverse as some larger suburban areas closer to Boston.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 2019 estimates, the racial and ethnic makeup of Boxborough, MA, was approximately:

  • White: 74.3%

  • Asian: 20.0%

  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.0%

  • Black or African American: 1.1%

  • Two or More Races: 1.5%

  • Other races: Less than 1%

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