The town of Acton is located within Middlesex County. Just 21 miles West/Northwest of the city of Boston, Acton is surrounded by the towns of Westford, Littleton, Carlisle, Stow, Concord, Boxborough and Maynard. Settled in 1639 and incorporated in 1735, this suburb in the Greater Boston area has an area of 20.3 square miles with a population of 21,924. The town of Acton offers residents a rural, natural feel 40 – 45 minutes from the city of Boston
Acton was awarded the designation of being the ‘16th Best Place To Live’ by Money Magazine in 2009 as well as in 2011 and it is quite obvious to see why. Acton has a strong history that details many important events. Acton played a part during the Colonization and Revolutionary Eras as well as during the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War.
There are five elementary schools within Acton under the greater Acton Public School District as well as the Raymond J. Grey Junior High School and the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School under the umbrella of the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District. Within Acton are also the Acton Memorial Library and the West Acton Citizens Library, in addition to four museums with exhibits suitable for all ages and interests.
A great deal of theatres exist within the town as well, with the two most famed also being the oldest; the Open Door Theater and the Theater III. Other points of attraction within Acton worth visiting that further it’s charm include the Town Center, The Faulkner House and Mills, Jones Tavern as well as the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.
The Acton real estate market offers many luxury real estate options for those looking for the finer things in life. Real estate in Acton is evenly split between single family homes and condominiums.
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