Every city and town has its boosters. With each new Top 10 list, communities west of Boston gain more statewide and national recognition. But do the rankings get it right?
Click through to find out which cities and towns topped local and national “best places to live” lists. Next
Boston magazine’s annual list ranked four western suburbs among the top cities and towns along I-495.
Acton’s diverse population led the magazine to describe it as a “suburban town with a global vibe.” The Acton Chinese Language School holds classes ranging from ASL to watercolor. Next
Northborough and Medway
Northborough’s Wegmans grocery store, which opened in October 2011, put it on Boston magazine’s top cities and towns list, while Medway stood out because, there, “sustainability is a way of life.” Next
Boston magazine called Wrentham “the little town that could,” thanks to King Philip High School‘s extracurricular programs, “blockbuster” music program, and strong sports teams.
Joseph Johnston of the King Philip Warriors scored the first touchdown during a game against the Medfield Warriors. Next
Want to live surrounded by the past? Concord gets points from Lonely Planet for its historic houses.
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House in Concord. Next
Natick: America’s fashion capital?
If you’re into fashion, forget New York City. GQ magazine argued last week that Natick should be America’s fashion capital, with its United States Army Soldier Systems Center designing and producing the US military apparel that has sparked countless civilian fashion trends.
A model of Army soldier gear developed by Natick’s Soldier Systems Center. Next
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