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Dunstable, Massachusetts

Dunstable is a rural community located just south of the Nashua, New Hampshire border which encompasses a little under 17 square miles. Besides Nashua, NH, Dunstable is also bordered by Hollis, NH, at its northwest edge, Pepperell to the west, Tyngsborough to the east and Groton to the south.

It retains its New England charm and is the perfect setting for a Sunday drive. Its open fields and pastures recall its past as a farming community, and visitors are charmed by its old country stores.  The majority of the town is zoned single family and farming with an estimated population count of fewer than 3,300 people spread out amongst some 1000 +/- households.

As is common with many small communities, there is a lot of volunteer participation and contributions that make things happen. As an example, Dunstable fortunately has volunteer groups who have undertaken the responsibility for pulling together and orchestrating many of the activities that residents look forward to including the Memorial Day Parade and Summer Concert Series, funded mostly through donations.

Dunstable, MA

Quick Facts

Incorporated in:
Total Area:
16.7 sq. miles
Land Area:
16.5 sq. miles
171 per sq. mile
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City Transportation

State Route 113 and US-3

Schools and Education

Boutwell School, Swallow Union Elementary, Florence Roche Elementary, Groton-Dunstable Middle School, Groton-Dunstable High School, Greater Lowell Technical High School