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Real Estate in Metrowest Boston: My Favorite Towns

Real Estate in Metrowest and Central Massachusetts

Although I am licensed throughout the Commonwealth of  Massachusetts to help clients buy and sell houses, I specialize particularly in the towns of Holliston, HopkintonAshland, Framingham, Hudson, Grafton, Worcester and Westborough, Massachusetts. Please use my easy search tool to find homes for sale in these communities, sign up for daily email listings of properties for sale, or contact me so that I can show you around! I look forward to working with you.

I specialize primarily in the Metrowest region. Here’s some great info on Metrowest from wikipedia.org:

MetroWest is a cluster of cities and towns lying west of Boston and east of Worcester, in the US state of Massachusetts. The name was coined in the 1980s by a local newspaper.

While regional definitions vary, the MetroWest Economic Research Center at Framingham State University defines MetroWest as the nine towns of AshlandFraminghamHollistonHopkintonNatickSherborn,SouthboroughSudbury, and Wayland, representing a total population of approximately 184,000. With the exception of Southborough, in Worcester County, the towns of MetroWest are part of Middlesex County.[1]

The 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership calls the region the “Arc of Innovation” because it is home to many of Massachusetts’ largest and fastest growing companies.[2] In addition to the nine towns mentioned above, 23 other municipalities are included in the 495/MetroWest Corridor as defined by the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership:

Yellow Book‘s MetroWest edition defines MetroWest as the entire region enclosed by Interstate 93 on the north, Interstate 495 on the west, and Interstate 95 on the east and south, which leaves some towns such as Westford and Chelmsford partially inside and partially outside of the region.

Origin and acceptance

The MetroWest Daily News, based in Framingham (MetroWest’s most populous town), circulates in most of the towns in MetroWest. The newspaper, formerly called the Middlesex News,South Middlesex News, and Framingham Evening News, held a contest to name its coverage area in 1983; MetroWest, reporter Greg Supernovich’s suggestion, beat out competitors such as “Databelt” (a nod to the region’s high-tech industry). The newspaper incorporated the regional name into its own name in 1999.[3]

Originally, “MetroWest” was newspaper and real estate agent shorthand for “FraminghamNatick area”, but a 1998 article in The Boston Globe showed, by examining the local phonebook, how accepted the term had become in less than ten years:[3]

In the 1998 edition, there are 88 [listings], from Metro West Christian Academy in Ashland to Metrowest Urology in Natick, including such big names as Metrowest Bank, MetroWest Medical Center and the Metrowest Economic Research Center at Framingham State College. On Beacon Hill, there is a Metrowest Legislative Caucus.

By 2006, the name had gained such widespread acceptance in Massachusetts—and was so synonymous with prosperous businesses—that the airport commission in Worcester, a half-hour drive west of MetroWest, suggested changing the name of the city’s airport from Worcester Regional Airport to “Worcester-MetroWest-Boston Airport”.[4]

The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority was formed in 2006.

Others

In Western MassachusettsThe Republican newspaper in Springfield uses the term “Metro West” to designate the city’s western suburbs (and “Metro East” on the other side of the city).

The designation “MetroWest” is also used by certain regions west of metropolitan areas in other states such as New Jersey, though the term does not appear to have achieved elsewhere the level of usage it has in Massachusetts.

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