1 Chestnut Hill Road, Southborough, MA 01772
The Town of Southborough
Chosen #31 by CNN Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live 2009,Southborough has a quiet rural charm enhanced by scenic roads, reservoirs, and open space, as well as two prestigious boarding schools, helping to frame Southborough’s historic village center.
Things to do in Southborough
Southborough is a wonderful home for those seeking outdoor recreation including: Breakneck Hill Conservation Land offering walking trails, Sudbury Reservoir Trails, Chestnut Hill Farm Trails, Baypath Turenne Wildlife Habitat, and the Bay Circuit Trail, Southborough Golf Club, and Fayville Park.
The town has 4 public elementary and middle schools, and is part of Algonquin Regional High School. It’s also home to the Fay School and St. Mark’s School.
Southborough Summer Nights, Heritage Day, Santa Day, Annual Egg Hunt, Gobble Wobble 5k
St. Mark’s School
St. Mark’s Church
Breakneck Hill Farm
Southborough Golf Club
Convenient to Boston, Worcester, and Providence, Southborough has easy access to Route 9, Route 495, the MassPike, Route 20, and Route 30. The MBTA Commuter rail has a station at 87 Southville Road, Southborough with parking available.
Get to Know the Town of Southborough
Rich in History
Southborough was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in July 1727. Southborough was primarily a farming community until mills began to tap the small rivers that ran through the town. By the end of the 19th century, Southborough was home to the manufacture of plasters, straw bonnets, boots, and shoes, among other things.
In 1727, Southborough split off as the "south borough" of Marlborough, much as Westborough split off from Marlborough 1717, 10-years before.
In 1898 the Fayville Dam was constructed to produce several reservoirs to supply a growing Boston with water. As a result, manufacturing vanished, and Southborough did not see substantial growth until the high-tech boom of the 1970s.
The Fay, Burnett, and Choate families along with hundreds of others had a major impact on the development of the town as it is known today. Buildings such as St. Mark's Church, St. Mark's School, the Library, the Community House, and the Fay School were all derived from or were direct products of these families.
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