Leicester Ma. Real Estate Information
Leicester Ma. real estate has seen many significant changes over the last 25 years. Many years of development by residential builders, and the start of several small businesses has benefited the town of Leicester. Real estate prices have risen, but prices have always been affordable in this blue collar community.
Home sellers have an ample supply of purchasers coming from Worcester and the more expensive eastern suburbs, while prospective buyers can find many homes for sale in Leicester Ma. The town borders Worcester which offers easy commuter access to Boston and beyond using the commuter rail service.
I have worked and lived here for many years and find the residents very welcoming, and its location very convenient. You get a touch of rural yet you are near an urban environment with all its amenities.
A direct border with Worcester, Leicester has a long and lengthy history as an industrialized community. The start of the Industrial revolution occurred as a result of a resident assisting in the design of the first American mill in Rhode Island. Eli Whitney, who invented the cotton gin, went to school in Leicester. Most notably, several large stores of ammunition were stored here before the British troops marched to Lexington and Concord in 1775.
Location and distinct features
Rt-9 passes through town and it is among the oldest roads in existence in the United States today. Three distinct villages make up the community of Leicester; these include Cherry Valley, Rochdale, and Leicester.
The Leicester Police Department is a full time staffed department which includes 19 officers, and the town recently built a 5 bay EMS facility with advanced life support for fire and emergency response that now serves the town with 3 fire stations.
A mixture of single and multi-family residences occupy the town along with a few 55 and over planned communities. The town features a summer concert series at the town common which is usually well attended. Becker college has residency in town, and has one of the few Equine Centers in the area.
Leicester is a great place to live and it benefits from its close proximity to Worcester’s real estate market. Our Property Management services in Worcester along with all our real estate offerings continue to assist property owners in the county.
Stiles Reservoir Dam recently Repaired.
Leicester, MA According to Pare Corp. two recent projects–the Stiles Reservoir Dam reconstruction in Leicester, and the replacement of the Central Bridge in Barrington, RI–were awarded Bronze Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA).
Pare developed a rehabilitation program to bring the 150-year-old Stiles Reservoir Dam into compliance with current dam safety regulations. Due to safety issues, the reservoir’s water level had been ordered to be drawn down for nearly ten years. Pare was contracted with the goal of returning the reservoir to its normal pool elevation and restoring the recreational and environmental functions of the lake. This required a full-depth excavation of the 40-foot high dam to replace the outlet; installing a sheet pile cutoff wall and internal drainage system; and raising the top of the dam. These efforts corrected the significant seepage and leakage issues through the embankment. This $3.2 million project demonstrates how a dam can be upgraded to modern safety and resiliency standards while maintaining adjacent resource areas and retaining the aesthetic character of the original structure.
Video Tour of Leicester Ma
Leicester has several nice restaurants that attract locals as well as people from outside of the town. Barbers Crossing and Ellers are fan favorites in the area and offer great meals at fair prices. Our video above features both establishments. Ellers is one of the few local restaurants that serve buffet breakfasts. Both restaurants offer local teens the opportunity for their first employment. This is especially important for residents that own real estate in the town.
Agway operates a lawn and garden shop in Rochdale, which is especially handy, and Tractor Supply compliments it by offering additional products. Walmart hoses a Supercenter in town and Leicester hosts one of the last remaining Drive-in Movie Theaters in Massachusetts.
The town of Leicester and the area around it host several different hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast. The area around Moose Hill is ideal for day hiking and is a Wildlife Management Area. The town offers several parks for sports and general town use along with a number of ponds and a reservoir for fishing.
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