Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Boston Marathon and Hopkinton MA....It all starts here!

Hopkinton MA is a terrific place to live. I should know I have lived here for the last forty years. I have also been selling Real Estate in Hopkinton for the last twenty one years. What originally put Hopkinton on the map, so to speak is the fact that the Boston Marathon starts here in little ole Hopkinton MA.
The Boston Marathon is one of the most recognizable events. It has grown so large it is by and large the most covered marathon in the world. Last year there were over 20,000 runners! This day is very exciting here in Hopkinton MA. It is truly an experience with a circus like atmosphere. Helicopters, news trucks, reporters, vendors, and just tons of people, runners and spectators alike.Hopkinton, however, is more than just the starting point for the Boston Marathon. Hopkinton MA is a great place to raise a family. Hopkinton is located about 26 miles West of Boston which makes it an ideal location for people commuting to work everyday. Access to highways is great as the "Cross roads of New England", Route 495 and the MA Pike are right here.

Hopkinton has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade. Real Estate values in the town of Hopkinton have sky rocketed. It has become a "destination" town for people looking to settle down into a nice home.

There are many factors that contribute to Hopkinton being a great place to live besides the excellent commuting location. The schools in Hopkinton are very highly regarded. A new state of the art high school was just built a few years ago.
The athletic center know as the "Field House" in the new high school is close to what you would find at a small college. It is really impressive!

Hopkinton has many great neighborhoods. In fact, in relation to other neighboring towns there is much more variety and number of "subdivision" type neighborhoods. There is a variety of Real Estate choices in Hopkinton MA. Homes for sale in Hopkinton are priced from the mid 200's for a small starter home which most likely needs work to beautiful Multi Million dollar homes.

Some of the top high end subdivisions in Hopkinton include Highpark, Springwood, Forestside Estates, Ravenwood, The Highlands, and Circa 1700 Country Village. Homes is these Hopkinton neighborhoods start in the 600's and go up to a million plus.

The town does not have a big commercial base. Hopkinton has a very rural feel to it. You will not find establishments such as McDonald's and Burger King in Hopkinton. The residents of Hopkinton have wanted it this way, in keeping with the master plan. The town center has a very quaint feel to it. Large scale shopping for groceries and clothing is done in the neighboring towns of Milford and Westboro. There is a large scale mall located about 20 minutes away in Natick MA. There is a small super market in town center called Collela's Market for things needed in a pinch. For a better understanding of the demographics in Hopkinton MA Citi-data is an excellent resource.

One of the most visible companies that employs a number of people living in Hopkinton as well as other surrounding Metrowest towns is EMC Corporation. Emc is a computer data storage company with its main offices located on South Street in Hopkinton.

Hopkinton is going to under go some substantial future growth as one of the largest Nurseries in the united States known as Weston Nurseries, has sold off a large chunk of their land for future development. There will be an additional 940 units built at the Weston Nurseries site. You can read about the future development of Weston Nurseries here. It will be a mix of residential homes, condos, affordable housing, as well as commercial and retail space. The subdivision and the homes there will be be part of what's called Legacy Farms.

As a Realtor that has grown up here and gone through the Hopkinton schools myself, I can be an invaluable resource to my clients and customers. If you are thinking of moving to Hopkinton, MA, I would love to work with you and share my pride in this fantastic town.

If you do decide to move to Hopkinton MA or other Metrowest town, please feel free to visit my Metrowest MA MLS Property Finder website. You can also sign up to get MLS Access here.

Hopkinton MA Real Estate.....something I am passionate about.

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