The Town of Ayer grew up around the railroad industry in the 1840s. The railroad was a major force in shaping Ayer's economy through the early 1900s. Railroad switching yards, tanneries and mills prospered as a result of railroad transportation in the area. The town's Central Business District offers a variety of shopping and dining choices.

Highways: MA route 110, MA route 111, MA route 2
Rail: Commuter rail service from Boston's North Station is provided by the MBTA with a stop in Ayer on its Fitchburg Line.

Schools and Education
Page Hilltop Elementary
Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School
Ayer Shirley Regional High School
The Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School

Additional Info
Town Hall: 978-772-8220
Fire Department: 978-772-8231
Police Department: 978-772-8200
Town Website: www.ayer.ma.us

Incorporated in: 1871
Population: 7,427
Total Area: 9.57 sq. miles
Land Area: 9.02 sq. miles
Density: 841 per sq. mile
Median Household Income: $60,255
Median Household Size: 2.94