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About Worcester

A City on the Rise

Affectionately known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth,” Worcester is the second largest city in New England and its location in Central Massachusetts boasts the benefits of both urban and rural living. It is a city with a quirky young vibe, thanks in part to it being home to 9 colleges and universities, and it is in the midst of a transformative revival. Worcester's central location also means easy access to the cultural attractions of Boston and Providence, the pristine beaches of Cape Cod, skiing in New Hampshire, hiking in Vermont and camping in Maine. Worcester and the surrounding towns offer highly affordable housing with outstanding K12 educational systems, in a state that ranks 1st in the nation for education by U.S. News & World Report

NPR recently named Worcester “the new ‘it’ town.”

Worcester, by day

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+ Ski Mt. Wachusett, just 20 minutes from Downtown Worcester
+ Explore the Central Massachusetts Craft Beer Trail, including the famous Tree House Brewery
+ Take in the splendor of flowers year-round at Tower Hill Botanical Garden
+ Kayak on Lake Quinsigamond
+ Discover Early American living at Old Sturbridge Village 
+ Grab some bibimbap and play old school video games upstairs at Simjang

Worcester, by night

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+ Get you foodie fix all around town. Some favorite resident haunts: Armsby Abbey,  VolturnoBocado, Broth, Via Italian Table, and Deadhorse Hill
+ Enjoy a sweet treat at The Queen’s Cup in Worcester’s Canal district 
+ Watch the Worcester Railers lay down some big hockey hits
+ Catch great live music at the Dive Bar
+ Watch a touring production of a Broadway show at the Hanover Theatre
+ Listen to music of all genres at Mechanics Hall, one of the finest performing arts venues in     North America, due to its renowned acoustics.
+ Be one of the first fans of the new Worcester Red Sox, the AAA farm team of the Boston Red     Sox, coming to Polar Park April 2021.