Medway, Massachusetts, is a growing residential community of approximately 13,000 residents, located in western Norfolk County. Surrounding towns, all within a couple of miles, include Holliston, Millis, Franklin, Bellingham, Milford, and Norfolk, as well as several others. Boston is 21 miles to the northeast of Medway, and Franklin and Norfolk both offer rail transit to Boston. In addition to rail transit, Medway residents also enjoy easy travel via Route 109, the east-west highway running the length of Medway, and Route 495, paralleling the western edge of the city. This remarkable town has a total area of 11.5 square miles, and originally named Midway, Medway is the geographical center between Boston, Worcester, and Providence, which could explain the origin of the name. More likely is that like many New England cities and towns, it derived its name from an English location. In this instance, the town of Medway, England, or possibly the River Medway serves as the namesake. Beautiful Medway was first settled in 1657, and later, was incorporated in 1713. The water power of the Charles River and Chicken Brook prompted the construction of cotton and paper mills, boot and straw factories, and various cottage industries. The Charles River was central to the growth of Medway. James Capen Adams, also known as “Grizzly” Adams, famous mountain man for whom a book was written, was born in Medway. This progressive town has been designated a Green Community by the State of Massachusetts, qualifying them to receive grant money which in turn enables them to finance additional energy efficiency projects and to pursue renewable energy projects at the local level.
In addition to a great central location, easy travel, and a rich history, there are lots of other reasons to consider buying a home in Medway, not the least of which is safety and peace of mind. Medway has a very low crime rate and unemployment is significantly below the state average. The majority of residents are classified as being professionals in scientific and technical occupations, while construction is also another significant employer. There are three elementary schools and one high school in Medway and seven colleges and universities are within 18 miles. Additionally, the town has over 20 restaurants, coffee bars, and pizzas shops. Medway is also home to Rabbit Hill, a lovely historic district which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Breathtaking nature venues dominate this town’s numerous other attractions. Park Pond, Mill Pond, Kirby Swamp, and beautiful Choate Park are all favorite local spots. If you’d like something a bit more rousing, Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots is only 19 minutes away.
With all these wonderful features, who wouldn’t want to buy a home in Medway? Homes for sale in Medway range in price from around $99,000 to $895,000. Condos, townhouses, multi-family homes, single family homes and land to build are all available. Styles of homes currently being offered are Cape Cod, raised ranch, colonial, traditional, and French colonial, just to name a few. If you would like more information regarding the homes for sale in Medway, Massachusetts, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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