Recently named one of the Best Places to Live by Boston Magazine, this rapidly growing community has become popular among area professionals seeking easy highway and train access, well funded schools, and numerous recreational and community activities. The Hopkinton Public Schools have received numerous accolades, including inclusion in Newsweek’s list of top High Schools in the Country, consistently high marks in Boston Magazine’s list of Top High Schools in Massachusetts, and an honorable mention in US News & World Report’s ranking of Top US High Schools.
With a Commuter Rail station in nearby Southborough, and easy access to Rt 495, Rt 9, and the Mass Pike (Rt 90), the community is appealing to those working in Boston or at Hopkinton’s EMC Corporation.
Many Hopkinton residents participate in local clubs, including a garden club, newcomers club, mother’s group, running club, trails club, women’s club, historical society, PolyArts, Greyhound Friends, Baypath Humane Society, Elmwood Farms-Food for the Needy, Hopkinton Area Land Trust, the Enter Stage Left Theater, Hopkinton Lions Club, plus baseball/softball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer associations. Recreational flock to Whitehall State Park for sailing and hiking; the 1,450 acre Hopkinton State Park for canoeing and picnicking; Lake Maspenock for boating, swimming, and fishing; Hopkinton State Forest for bird watching, hiking, and horseback riding; EMC Park for ball fields, skateboarding, and playgrounds; and College Rock Park for hiking and mountain biking.
Houses of worship in town include Community Covenant, First Congregational Church, Grace United Methodist Church, Islamic Masumeen Center of New England, Korean Presbyterian Church in Greater Boston, St. John the Evangelist, St. Paul’s Church, Vineyard Church of Hopkinton, and Woodville Baptist Church.
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