Rutland, Ma. Real Estate Information
At 1200 feet above sea level Rutland is the highest town between the Berkshires to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Geographically it is the center of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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Around the Town
The town was purchased from Indians in 1686, but frontier skirmishes delayed any meaningful settlement until early in the 18th century. The town had an interesting part in the Revolutionary War history. During the war, it housed prisoners from Burgoyne’s Army captured at Saratoga, N.Y. From 1910 to 1930, the town also had a state prison camp mainly for ill prisoners.
Rutland is located about 12 miles north of Worcester and has an assortment of new and old homes. Over the last 10 years Rutland has experienced robust interest from young families looking for a rural community to live. There are numerous residential developments that categorize the success of young families in Worcester County.
Like many New England towns, Rutland offers a four day long Fourth of July celebration each year that features area musicians, fireworks, and a barbeque hosted by the Rutland Fire Department. I have found that Rutland offers its residents, especially those with children, a great sense of community. This is especially evident during festive times of the year.
There are many areas in town where you can enjoy the outdoors. Rutland State Park offers many recreational activities from swimming to enjoying the varied wildlife at the former prison grounds long since closed. Horseback riding, hiking, and off-road enthusiasts visit this area.
The popular walking path called the rail trail passes through Rutland, and meanders through beautiful and scenic areas of towns from Oakham to West Boylston. The ever popular Four Corners Snack Bar on scenic 122 in Rutland offers a large selection of food, and ice cream during the warm weather; it is an old fashion reminder of days past. Rutland is part of the Wachusett Regional School District.