Northbridge Ma. Real Estate Information
The town of Northbridge is made up of several villages, these include Linwood, Northbridge, Riverdale, Rockdale and Whitinsville. It is located in the Blackstone River Valley of south central Massachusetts. Highway access includes Interstates 90, 146, 395, and 495.
Employment options for residents of Northbridge are available in Providence and Boston with distances of 28 and 42 miles. The town lies 13 miles south of Worcester and is easily accessible via Route 146 which connects Worcester and Providence.
First incorporated in 1772, the town has a lengthy manufacturing heritage. Several rivers make their way through the town including the Blackstone River which was a major river transportation system in the 19th century. Many industrial buildings were constructed during the 1800’s and while those businesses are almost all closed they offer excellent business space today.
Today Northbridge is part to the Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor and is actively working with its neighboring communities to promote the region’s special character and its part in history. The goals of the Heritage Corridor are to work towards strengthening the local economy; this is accomplished by developing and reusing industrial areas while protecting natural resources.
There is an assortment of things to do in the area of Northbridge Ma. Southwick Zoo in nearby Mendon is a 300 acre privately owned zoological park that features exotic animals from around the world. It is a must visit for anyone in the area. Purgatory Chasm in Sutton Ma, has been an outdoor mecca for rock climbers and hikers for many years. The chasm features interesting geological formations including many places to rock climb.
Northbridge has its own public school district, and supports 2 elementary, 1 middle, and 1 high school which are all located in village of Whitinsville. Northbridge is also part of the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District.
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