Natick is a large suburb west of Boston. You’ll often find community activities, including a farmer’s market, taking place at the Natick Town Common. The town center includes a vibrant library, a center for the arts, a cafe, a yoga studio, a handful of shops and restaurants, and train service.
South Natick has its own town center, with easy access to a café, organic farm, Mass Audubon trails, the beautiful Gardens at Elm Bank, and nearby shops and restaurants in Wellesley Center.
Natick offers a wide range of home prices and environments, from more affordable homes in west Natick to more bucolic, higher end homes in south Natick.
There are lots of activities for children and families in town. Metrowest Mothers & More Group as well as newcomer & neighbors clubs organize many events for youngsters and parents. In addition, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary has many interesting children’s programs as well as a summer camp. The town libraries offer regular story times and get togethers for pre-schoolers and elementary school children. Belkin Family Lookout Farm also has a large play area for children.
The town is home to the Natick Collection Mall, which features Nordstroms and many other high-end retailers, as well as a wide range of restaurants and shopping choices along Rt 9.
There are two train stations in Natick, offering access to Boston’s Back Bay and South Stations.
There are five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, as well as several private schools, including the Riverbend School, Walnut Hill School, and Tobin School in Natick.
Several large employers, including Boston Scientific and the MathWorks, are headquartered in Natick.