Merrimack Valley Massachusetts


Quick Facts:

Transportation Highways: State Route 2 and 111, Interstate Route 495- Exit 31, Route 119
Subway: The nearest MBTA ‘T’ station is Alewife, Cambridge, 15 miles to the south of Burlington (the station has a large parking garage)
Commuter Rail: South Acton Commuter Rail Station, 10 Central Street
Schools and Education Acton-Boxborough Regional HSRJ Grey JHS Conant Elementary Douglas Elementary Gates Elementary McCarthy-Towne Elementary Merriam Elementary Carol Huebner Early Childhood Program


Incorporated in: 1735

Population: 21,977

Town Hall: 978 929-6611

Fire Department: 978 264-9645

Police Department: 978 264-9638

Town Website:


Total Area: 20.3 sq. miles

Land Area: 20 sq. miles Density: 1,106 per sq. mile

Median Household Income: $124,169

Median household Size: 2.66

Acton is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston. The town has retained much of its rural New England character, as evidenced by the traditional town center, its green, fine examples of historic architecture, and its stone walls and tree-lined country roads. A wide range of retail stores and services, a community theater, various types of commercial recreation and the Children’s Discovery Museum and Science Discovery Museum can all be found in Acton.

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