Paxton, Ma. Real Estate Information
Paxton is a small affluent community that borders Worcester to the west and was incorporated in 1765 from land once associated with Leicester and Rutland.
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Around the Town
The town was named after Charles Paxton who history records as a very unpleasant man. The town once tried to change its name, but the act was rejected by the state. According to history Charles Paxton was supportive of the taxation imposed by the British, and was largely disliked by the populace at the time.
Paxton is a sleepy bedroom community that gives its residents a nice repose from the hectic pace of urban areas. Its proximity near Worcester, and thus points throughout the state makes Paxton a nice community to commute from. Route 122 is the main route connecting the town to Worcester, and though only 7 miles from Worcester, traffic can delay a ride into Worcester during rush hour.
Moore State Park is in Paxton and is managed by the State of Massachusetts. Recreational opportunities include canoeing, fishing, and hiking. Turkey Hill Brook also located in the park was used as a source of power for the towns first mills in the 18th century.
I have always liked Paxton. It retains a rural feel that is reminiscent of a town much further away from an urban center. Paxton is part of the Wachusett Regional School District which supports Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling. The town’s police and fire departments are located at the new Public Safety Complex located on Pleasant St.