Ashby is a small rural community with a friendly atmosphere. Located in the north central section of Massachusetts, it is a residential community that still retains many of its original farms and orchards. In the Civil War era, the town was a station on the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping to Canada.

Highways: MA route 2, MA route 140, MA route 31, MA route 119, Interstate 190 
Rail: Commuter rail service to North Station, Boston, is available in neighboring Fitchburg (travel time 85-94 min.; no MBTA parking). The Springfield Terminal Railway line (the former Boston and Maine Railroad) parallels route 2 and provides access to the network of intermodal facilities serving central and eastern Massachusetts.

Schools and Education
Ashby Elementary School
Hawthorne Brook Middle School
North Middlesex Regional High School 
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
North Central Charter Essential School 
Squannacook Early Childhood Center

Additional Info
Town Hall: 978-386-2424
Fire Department: 978-386-5522
Police Department: 978-386-5652
Town Website:

Incorporated in: 1767
Population: 3,127
Total Area: 24.2 sq. miles
Land Area: 23.80 sq. miles 
Density: 129.2 per square mile
Median Household Income: $78,274
Median household Size: 2.76