The historic town of Northborough is located in Worcester County Massachusetts about 38 miles west of Boston, and 12 miles northeast of Worcester. It is surrounded by the towns of Shrewsbury, Westborough, Marlborough, North Grafton, Berlin and Boylston MA. The official spelling of the town’s name is “Northborough”, but the alternative spelling “Northboro” is also used.


It is home to about 14,155 residents. Northborough is largely a residential community that retains its rural character.


The Town of Northborough was originally part of the Town of Marlborough, then Westborough. It was incorporated in 1766 and became a full-fledged town with the right of representation in 1775.


The governing body of the town are the five elected members of the town’s select board and the town meeting membership of registered voters. More information about the town of Northborough can be found on the town website: https://www.town.northborough.ma.us.


Each September, Northborough celebrates its agricultural heritage with Applefest, a 3-day festival featuring a parade, fireworks, live music, art show, and special events throughout the community.

Northborough public amenities include many fine parks and Northborough, Massachusetts family recreational programs. The town has its own police and fire departments, senior center and library.

The popular New England Baseball Complex is located at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 9 in Northborough. It is home to the New England Ruffnecks, a youth baseball association. The NEBC also hosts some high school and college games.

Across from the baseball complex you will find Northborough Crossing, home of the first Wegmans Grocery Store in Massachusetts. Northborough Crossing is an open-air shopping center with national-brand retailers, regional stores and family restaurants.


Northborough public schools are part of the Northborough-Southborough School District, The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough.

Elementary Schools: Elementary Schools in Northborough are Lincoln Street School, Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School, Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School and Marion E. Zeh Elementary School.

Middle School: Robert E. Melican Middle School

High School: Algonquin Regional High School is shared by Northborough and Southborough. Algonquin Regional High School has been recognized for academic excellence by US News & World Report, which awarded it a Silver ranking in its list of “Best High Schools.” Assabet Valley Regional Technical Vocational High School provides an alternate choice for Northborough students who have specific career interests.


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