Paxton, MA

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Paxton, MA

About Paxton, MA

Living in Paxton, MA, is a great experience for those who enjoy small town charm and tranquility. The people of the town are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is peaceful. Residents can easily access nearby cities for work or leisure activities, such as hiking, biking, shopping and dining. Additionally, Paxton offers beautiful scenery with many lush forests, fields and lakes to explore. The local economy is vibrant and there is plenty of job opportunities to keep locals busy. For those looking to relax and unwind after a long day, they can take advantage of the many parks, golf courses or even just curl up with a good book in one of the cozy cafes. All in all, living in Paxton provides an idyllic balance between convenience and peacefulness that makes it an attractive place to call home. Mid-sized city - Center of Massachusetts between Connecticut/Rhode Island and New Hampshire border.

State: Massachusetts
County: Worcester County
Metro Area: Worcester Metro Area
City: Paxton
Zip Codes: 01612
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 470 ft above sea level

Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts. From its roots in the Industrial Revolution, it is evolving into a diverse research, manufacturing, and technology center, featuring a significant health care presence and a large biotechnology research park. The downtown is being gradually restored and modernized. Origins as a cultural center continue with the area’s many small museums and colleges, as well as a good set of small performing arts amenities. Mountain areas to the west and lakes mainly north offer good recreation opportunities. Cost of living is influenced by more expensive areas east and is high for local income levels.

The area has grown to include all of Worcester county, and thus the twin cities of Fitchburg and Leominster to the north, typical New England towns with similar economic challenges. There is a strong sense of community pride. Central location relative to Boston, discount air service and other amenities in Providence, and other points New England make it attractive.

Worcester is located in a valley surrounded by hills and ridges rising from 500 feet above the city to over 1,000 feet 15 miles north. There are long valleys, some with reservoirs, between the nearby hills. Proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound, and the Berkshire Hills to the west plays an important part in weather and climate. Rapid weather changes occur when storms move up the East Coast from the Carolinas. The mountains provide some shelter from storm systems from the west. Summers are moderate. Winters are usually moderate for the latitude but have frequent cold snaps. Precipitation is spread evenly throughout the year, with summer thunderstorms developing over the mountains. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

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Paxton Cost of Living

Educated population, local arts and culture, and central location make Paxton a great place to live.

+24.5% higher than avg
+44.3% higher than avg
$1,180 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+2.7% higher than avg
Paxton Crime
10.2 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Paxton
   Educated population
   Local arts and culture
Harsh winters
   Central location
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