Living in Worcester
A vibrant and diverse community nicknamed The Heart of the Commonwealth, Worcester, Massachusetts, is located approximately an hour's drive west of Boston. More than 935,000 people call the rolling hills of this metro area home.
With its affordable housing, green parks, quality hospitals and proximity to a dozen highly esteemed colleges and universities, there is a unique vitality to this metro area. Worcester provides an excellent cultural life, including amazing restaurants, concert and theater venues, and the Worcester Art Museum, which houses original works by Monet, Gauguin and Degas. You may hear locals refer to their home as "Wormtown," a nod to Worcester's underground music scene.
Similar to most large metro areas, Worcester's diverse neighborhoods yield different experiences. Downtown attracts students and millennials, while families tend to gravitate toward the numerous parks, lakes and playgrounds found in the suburbs. Each neighborhood has its own personality as well, from the Italian restaurants that line Shrewsbury Street to the historic Victorian and Queen Anne homes in the West Side area.
Updated: 20th June, 2019 11:07 AM.