The Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious road races, tells us that “it all starts here” in Hopkinton every Patriot’s Day. Not only is this town perfectly located to be the first leg of the Boston Marathon, Hopkinton’s residents perfectly embody the values of the race, the values of effort and excellence.
Hopkinton is a perfect blend of quaint New England scenery, residential growth, top-rated schools, and sustainable economy. First incorporated in1715, Hopkinton has a population of approximately 16,000 who enjoy a community that has earned an overall Niche Grade of “A+.”
Considered to be the #3 best suburb in MA, Hopkinton’s median home value is currently $582,400. Home values rose +6.5% during 2017 and are expected to rise +3.3% during 2018. Average resident wages are pegged at approximately $105,000.
Hopkinton has a distinct village atmosphere and an architectural connection to its industrial development and growth. Surrounded by the towns of Ashland, Holliston, Upton, Milford, Southborough and Westborough, Hopkinton has bountiful open space, natural resources, and educational healthy living programs for families of all ages.
Clearly, educational excellence is a fundamental value of Hopkinton residents, 76% of which have BA, MA, and/or professional degrees.
Here is a list of Hopkinton’s public elementary and secondary schools…
- Hopkinton Integrated Preschool – 3-4 year olds
- Center School – K and 1st graders, newly opened in 2018
- Elmwood School – 2-3 graders
- Hopkins School – 4-5 graders
- Hopkinton Middle School – 6,7,8 graders
- Hopkinton High School – ranked 16th best public high school in MA and 93rd best in country
- Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School
Here is a list of Hopkinton’s private school offerings…
- Hopkinton Christian Preschool
- Next Generation Child Center
- Sunshine Preschool
- Playland Preschool
- YMCA School’s Out
Hopkinton’s exceptional commitment to open space, community engagement and improvement, arts and culture events and programs, and recreational opportunities is one to be emulated by any community in the country. Here are just some of Hopkinton’s natural resource gems and efforts seized by Hopkinton’s residents to improve quality of life…
The Gateway Green is the first impression of the town’s entrance. Its beautiful linear landscape cues visitors that Hopkinton is committed to being “green.”
Open Space Highlights include –
- The Upper Charles Trail, in process, will become a 25-mile multi-use trail that links Milford, Holliston Hook, Sherborn, Ashland and Holliston
- Whitehall State Park
- Hopkinton State Park
- Town Forest
- Fruit State Fields
- Aiken’s Park
- Berry Acres
- Center Trail – upper portion of Upper Charles Trail
- Recreational Resources include
- College Rock Park – rock climbing, hiking, biking
- Carrigan Park – fields for Little League, etc.
- Hayden Rowe – ball fields & skateboard park
- Reed Park, Woodside – tennis, soccer, baseball
- Sandy Island – town beach located on Lake Maspenock
- Waseca Wildlife Audubon Society
- Hopkinton Center for the Arts – visual & performing arts
- Hopkinton Public Library
- Hopkinton Country Club – old-world golf course, pool, tennis, fitness, family
- YMCA Family Outdoor Center – 122-acre property with outdoor and adventure programs for all ages
- Hopkinton Moms Group – +300 moms network
- Hopkinton Senior /Center
- Hopkinton Historical Society
- Hopkinton Farmer’s Market – every Sunday during summer
- Hopkinton Hospitality
- Weston Nurseries – Earth Day, Blueberry Festival;
- Experts in landscape design, lawn care, horticulture
One Hopkinton non-profit earns special recognition, Project Just Because. This raises and donates $8.5M annually to families in need throughout Massachusetts.
Clearly, Hopkinton is a small town with a huge heart. This is an ideal home to individuals and families who value high quality education, community partnerships and caring that touch and improve every life, open spaces and… this is a great town to feast on mouthwatering food and desserts at the likers of the 110 Grill, the Chef’s Kitchen and Kati Cakes Organic Bakery.
***Not To Be Missed Annual Events***
- Hopkinton Horribles Parade – July 4 every year since 1870’s – parody of military parades, politicians, lots of water balloons
- Hopkinton Polyarts – yearly event with professional crafts people, performing artists and community groups