Merrimack Valley Massachusetts


Quick Facts:

Incorporated in: 1735

Population: 21,977

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


Town Hall: 978 929-6611

Fire Department: 978 264-9645

Police Department: 978 264-9638

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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

Acton is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston and situated in the southwest of the Greater Merrimack Valley region. Incorporated in 1735, the town has retained much of its rural New England character, as evidenced by the traditional town center, its green, the Arboretum, 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 Discovery Museum can all be found in Acton.

Acton is a business-friendly community, with a recent history of approving tax incentives for companies moving into the town.  Corporations including Associated Environmental Systems, Insulet Corporation, and Haartz Corporation are headquartered in Acton and are working with the town and MassHire to create the Acton Area Manufacturing Collaborative to match job seekers with the training necessary to become valuable manufacturing employees.

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