Located just 26 miles from Boston, Hopkinton, Massachusetts has a land area of 26 miles, but with a population of just under 15,000 residents, it's very low density, and this is partially because of all the lakes and parks.
Hopkinton State Park features picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, a swimming beach, boat launch, and sailboat, canoe and kayak rentals.
Whitehall Reservoir and State Park offers a boat launch for anglers, kayaks and canoes, and also offers hiking trails and a secret swimming hole with a tire swing, a town favorite with the kids.
Lake Maspenock is always active with its motorized boats and jet skis. EMC Park incorporates a children's playground, ballfields, and a popular skateboard park.
The town common or green with a town center location offers free concerts on Sunday evenings in the summer and local festivals such as "Polyarts" in September. Of course, it's jam packed with the media and spectators every April at the start of the world famous Boston Marathon where runners from all over the world gather on Main Street to begin their 26 mile run in what is always a colorful and exciting event.
Hopkinton is attractive to residents due to these natural recreational resources, as well as the residential nature and small town feel. Lending to the sense of a small, close knit community are many locally owned, and manny long standing businesses, such as Zio's Bistro, Colella's Market and the Hopkinton Gourmet for cappachinos, mochas and lattes - our local version of Starbucks
Housing options range from 1-2 bedroom town homes starting as low as $200,000 to multi-million dollar "Chateau Like" luxury properties on the shores of Lake Whitehall. More than anything else, the variety and size of Hopkinton's many neighborhoods offer homes in nearly all price ranges, and accommodate the quality of life that families in Hopkinton desire, such as Block Parties, swimming at the town beach in the summer, nature hikes and jackpot trick or treating in the splendid autumn, snowmobiling and skating on the frozen ice house pond in February, and many other events throughout the year.
Hopkinton also features high achieving, top rated schools. US News and World Report named Hopkinton High one of the top 100 public high schools in the nation, and it has also been recognized by Newsweek as a top public high school.
Two nearby commuter rail stations provide service to Boston's Back Bay and South Sta