Hopkinton is a popular suburban community that's grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, due in large part to the high rankings of the town's public school system. The town offers a wealth of newly built homes to choose from, easy access to commuter rail service to Boston, and plenty of recreational and community activities. With two lakes, miles of wooded trails, and a state park, there's lots to do outdoors.
You'll find your fair share of cul-de-sac neighborhoods and new homes in Hopkinton. Having grown up from a sleepy suburb, Hopkinton is still somewhat lacking that many shops and restaurants, although there are a plethora next door in Westborough. The town is growing though, and has welcomed new additions such as Ko Restaurant (fabulous steak and sushi), the lovely and sunny-filled Bittersweet Cafe, and new yoga and spin studios.
Hopkinton has easy access to Rt 495, Rt 9, and the nearby Commuter Rail station, which will get you to Boston's Back Bay or South Station.
As for housing, most of the town is made up of single-family homes. There are also a smattering of townhome communities (Legacy Farms by far is the largest and newest), and a small number of rental properties.
From the mom's club, to movie nights on the Common, to online communities like Hopkinton Face to Face, there are many opportunities to make new friends.