Upton, MA


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About Upton, MA

Living in the charming town of Upton, MA is a truly special experience. With its small-town feel and friendly community, it is easy to feel right at home in this quaint locale. The town offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, with a network of trails and parks that are perfect for hiking, biking, and more. There are also plenty of local businesses to explore, ranging from unique boutiques to delicious cafes. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax or an exciting nightlife scene, Upton has something for everyone! 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: Upton
Zip Codes: 01568
Cost of Living:
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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Upton Cost of Living
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Educated population, local arts and culture, and central location make Upton a great place to live.

$591,300
+42.8% higher than avg
$140,192
+50.8% higher than avg
$1,150 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+0.2% higher than avg
Upton Crime
14.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Upton, Massachusetts
$113,400
for a family
$44,000
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Upton
   Educated population
Economy
   Local arts and culture
Harsh winters
   Central location
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Over 14 years ago

A community growing from agricultural to bedroom with many young professionals buying their first homes. Educational requirements are straining against limited tax  More

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