The historic town of Hopkinton is located about 32 miles southwest of Boston. Hopkinton is home to approximately 15,000 residents, and the community continues to grow due to its convenient access to the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 495. EMC Corporation is the major local employer, with 6,800 employees in Massachusetts.
Hopkinton is best known as the starting point for the Boston Marathon. It is also well-known for its historic preservation, with two historic districts and over 100 properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Hopkinton is also keeping an eye on the future, with new retail development bringing more shopping and dining options to residents.
Hopkinton is distinctive for its 84-acre town forest, and abundant natural recreation. There are three large lakes, a town beach, a state park and an expansive trail system. Several town parks offer athletic fields, picnic areas and playgrounds. Hopkinton’s family-friendly activities are complimented by the numerous community festivals and events held throughout the year.
Hopkinton public schools are well-regarded, and have been recognized for excellence by US News & World Report and NerdWallet. Hopkinton was named among CNNMoney’s “Best Places to Live” in 2009, based on the quality of public amenities, schools, economic opportunity and housing affordability.