Northborough is a town located in Worcester County. Residents can enjoy the quiet, small town culture while still having access to amenities like golf courses and a senior center. The town has a long, rich history with the official establishment of the town in 1775.
Climate and Geography
Massachusetts' humid continental climate means there are four seasons in a year with hot summers and cold winters with frequent snowstorms. Summer temperatures in Northborough range in the mid 80s, and winter temperatures fall below 20 degrees. The town receives higher-than-average rain and snow accumulation during the year with 49 inches of rain, on average, per year and 44 inches of snow per year.
Located in Worcester County, Northborough is near Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, a national protected area.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Some of the top attractions in Northborough include shopping at local farms like the Tougas Family Farm and Davidian Bros. Farm, or playing a game of golf at the Juniper Hill Golf Course. Additionally, the town offers a senior center which provides active adults with a variety of programs and activities to choose from.
The town is also about an hour from Boston, which allows opportunities for day trips and weekend getaways to enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in Northborough is slightly higher than the state average and higher than the national average.
The effective income tax rate of Massachusetts is 5.1 percent for single filers and joint filers. Retirement income like Social Security benefits are not taxed. Other retirement income like railroad retirement benefits, military retirement benefits, and income from federal, state, and local government pensions are fully exempt.
Qualifying homeowners and renters may claim a refundable tax credit or make use of a property tax work off program to help alleviate property taxes.
Northborough residents may receive healthcare services from several hospitals in the area including UMass Memorial Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital-Worcester, MetroWest Medical Center, Milford Regional Medical Center, Emerson Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, McLean Hospital,, and Norwood Hospital. These hospitals have specializations in many procedures and conditions and are all rated high performing by U.S. News.