Westborough MA Community and Real Estate Guide

Westborough, Massachusetts is a town of around 18,000 located in Central Massachusetts and is considered by some to be both a suburb of Worcester MA as well as a suburb of Boston, MA.  It is about a 10-15 mile drive into Worcester, and about 40 minutes into Boston, assuming you don’t hit any traffic on the way.

Located at the intersection of the Mass Pike and Route 495, Westboro is often referred to as being the “Crossroads of Massachusetts.”   It is  that is bordered by Northborough and Westborough, Grafton, Hopkinton, Southborough, and Upton.

Driving into the center of Westboro is much like stepping back in time, as you sail around the rotary, and marvel in the unbelievable architecture which explores the full range from Federal Period to Queen Anne Victorians, and some of the most gorgeous Greek Revival homes I’ve ever seen.  Just steps from the center of town, you’ll find the Westboro Town Hall and Library, which sit across from one of the oldest cemeteries in town.  Among the many notables entombed there, you’ll see a large stone that looks a bit like the Washington Monument, and marks the final resting place of Westborough’s most famous resident Eli Whitney.  Whitney was credited with the invention of the “cotton gin,” which some claim revolutionized apparel manufacturing, and others say ultimately helped lead to the American Civil War, by supporting the cotton industry that was slowly fading away, and thus perpetuating the need for southern slaves.

From old world to new world, Westborough Massachusetts is also home to the world famous glass pyramid which served as the corporate headquarters for Astra Pharmaceuticals, who produced everyones most favorite, but most feared medication – Dental Novacaine.  They later were purchased by Zeneca corporation, and while the facility still exists, the headquarters were moved down to Delaware I believe.

Whatever you may be looking for in a community, you can probably find in right here in Westboro Massachusetts.  Much like Shrewsbury Massachusetts, right next door, Westboro is a town of contradictions, where you have a quaint, old-world atmosphere, but at the same time, you have brand new shopping malls, fantastic schools, and every possible amenity you could ask for in a community including it’s very own beach, along the shores of Lake Chauncy.

Westboro High School looks more like a small college campus than a suburban school, with a gorgeous field complex, complete with artificial turf.  It’s no wonder their students excel both on and off the field. Just east of town center, you have the new shopping plaza, with Roche Brothers, and a host of other great stores and eateries including Ted’s Montana Grill.   On the west side of town, you’ll find some of the most gorgeous neighborhoods in town, with stately, million dollar+ mansions.   As you’re heading down that way, along Route 30, you’ll even get to see my favorite tree.  I’m sure that sounds silly, but when you see it, you’ll know what I mean.  It’s a stunning 200 year old copper beech tree that is just amazing in each and every season.   Continuing further to the west, just before hitting the Grafton line, you’ll see Glenrock Farms, with it’s heard of cool black and white cows that seems a bit out of place in the suburbs, but are amazing to watch.

One the east side of town, and all along Route 9, you’ll find shopping galore, as well as multiple large office parks housing businesses of all sizes, from the incubation stage to thriving multi-national companies.

Westborough MA Area Attractions

Regal Cinema Westborough (2 miles)
Westborough Shopping Center which includes stores like Marshalls, Staples, GameStop, Stop & Shop (3 miles)
Skyzone (3 miles)
The Green Thumb (3 miles)
Indian Meadows Golf Club (3 miles)
Teamworks in Northborough (3 miles)
The outdoor mall, Northborough Crossings, that consists of stores like Wegman’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, BJ’s, Petsmart, and T.J. Maxx (5 miles)
Ecotarium in Worcester– indoor and outdoor museum composed of sciences and natural exhibits (11 miles)
Union Station in Worcester (12 miles)
DCU Center in Worcester (12 miles)

As well as a few parks in town that include:Minuteman Park/Sandra PondVeterans Freedom ParkHadley FieldChauncey Fields

*** the distances are from the center of Westborough ***

Westborough MA School System

If Westborough Massachusetts is known for one thing, it would be the fantastic school system, which is consistently ranked among the top districts in the entire state. There are three elementary schools and two middle schools.
Hastings Elementary School – 508-836-7750
Armstrong Elementary School – 508-836-7760
Annie E. Fales Elementary School – 508-836-7770
Mill Pond School – 508-836-7780
Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School – 508-836-7740
Westborough High School – 508-836-7720

Colleges in the Westborough MA Area

The colleges and universities in the area include public and private institutions in the Worcester area within 10-15 miles from Westborough MA
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Assumption College
Clark University
College of Holy Cross
Worcester State University
Becker College

Hospitals in the Westborough MA Area

Milford Regional Medical Center – 14 Prospect St, Milford, MA 01757
ReadyMED – 222 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
UMass Memorial Medical Center – 119 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605
UMass Memorial Hospital – 305 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605
Saint Vincent Hospital – 123 Summer St, Worcester, MA 01608

Popular Restaurants in Westborough MA

Whatever you’re looking for in terms of dining can probably be found without ever leaving Westboro MA.  There are really too many to even begin to name them all, but I can give you some highlights.   If you’re looking for fantastic food with a home cooked feel, but without the flair, you just have to stop into Harry’s Restaurant on Route 9.  Make sure you try their lobster bisque and clam bellies, which are legendary, but bring cash, because they don’t take credit cards.   For fancier seafood, try the Naked Fish, just up the street.  For some of the best chinese food in Central Massachusetts, you can try Cheng Du, or even better, my favorite which is Westboro Mandarin. For some great Italian cuisine, check out Ziti’s or Arturo’s, and of course Sabatini’s right off the rotary has the best NY Style pizza in the area.  I could go on and on, but it will definitely take you months to work through all the dining experiences here in town.

Westborough MA Realtor – Steve Levine

When you’re thinking of buying or selling Westborough Real Estate, or relocating in or out of the Westborough Massachusetts area you’ll be faced with more choices than you might imagine.  While trying to narrow down your choices, selected form among the many great Westborough neighborhoods, you will often be faced with an overload of information, and opinions from just about everyone you meet.  Who should you believe?  It seems as though each person has a totally different opinion, and is more than willing to share it with you, whether you want it or not!  At times like this, facing what will be one of the largest financial decisions of you’re life, the place to turn is to a professional, able to leverage their experience in the marketplace to provide a truly non-biased overview, and to advise you on ever nuance that you should take into consideration.

Since beginning my real estate career, nearly 30 years ago, I have had the privilege of working with literally thousands of Buyers and sellers.  Whether it was selling a multi-million dollar home in Wellesley, a foreclosed 30k condo in Worcester, or any of the myriads of properties in between, I have always focused on a handful of core principles – creativity, honesty, respect, integrity, responsiveness, and attention to detail.  Operating on those core principles have taken me through the good markets and bad, and with the most amazing clients one could ever ask for, I know look back on a career with pride in what I’ve done, and excitement at what is to come.

It always seems a bit odd listing ones own accomplishments in a forum such as this.  After all, it isn’t about me, it’s about you.   I’m happy to do it, just so you have an idea who you are dealing with…but I’ll keep it ever so brief, as blowing my own horn isn’t really where I choose to spend my time.

Before moving to Central Massachusetts back in 1984, I grew up in New Jersey, where I completed my undergraduate studies with a dual major in Microbiology and Psychology, and then my graduate degrees in Molecular Biology.  I came to Boston after graduate school to do Oncology research at one of Boston’s most prestigious institutions. After a year of watching people die around me, I heard an ad on the radio for a real estate class, and have never looked back.

I’m not one to talk about awards, because honestly, I think most real estate awards are silly. Yes, I have won them all, including some that they came up with because a few professionals like me, far exceeded the levels of achievement they thought represented the “top’ of the industry.  I have been named the #1 RE/MAX Agent in New England many times, as well as one of the Top 100 agents in the world. I’ve been featured in Boston Magazine, the New York Times, and of course every local paper.

I was one of the early members into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Circle of Legends.  With each came a lovely trophy, but between you and I, they all wound up in the trash.  After all, I’m not a race car driver, and don’t need a trophy room.

The awards I did keep were based not on real estate at all, but on helping others.  I have devoted the better part of my adult life to reaching out and helping those in need, co-founding a charity for children, and sitting on the Board of Directors of two others.  I’ve collected and donated nearly 50 tons of food, and worked in the trenches with those who struggle each day.  Those awards I’ve kept, and will always treasure as a reminder of what it’s really all about.  My goal in life is to not have a single person at my funeral talking about how many houses I have sold….but rather about how many people I have helped.

Wanting to share what I know with others in the real estate industry, I have taught many courses on creative real estate marketing, relocation, social media and customer service – both at the local and national level.

When I first started in the industry, in the mid-1980s, I set I’m place my “Mission Statement” which would guide me through the years.  Every so often, I update it to include even more aspirations, yet it’s main core remains unchanged, and just as valid as it is today, so I have shared it with you below.

Whether you needs include information on the Westborough Real Estate market, or homes and condominiums anywhere in the surrounding area, I am at your service, and consider it a privilege to put my years of experience at your service.

Westborough MA Real Estate

Westborough Massachusetts is simply one of the coolest places to live in all of Massachusetts. The real estate market is always buzzing with new opportunities of all sorts of homes ranging from multi-million dollar mansions, to single family starter homes in the low $200’s, and townhomes at every range in between.  Among the lovely townhome developments, there are some which are “over-55” communities, like Walker Meadows and Orchard Hill, and others that are open to residents of all ages, such as “Powder Hill Estates,” which has one of the coolest features I’ve ever seen, an indoor pool in a room with a retractable roof.

Located on the South side of town, you’ll find one of my favorite subdivisions, called Piccadilly Mill, which rows of gorgeous young colonials.  I was the listing agent on that development, and it has always held a special place in my heart.  Over on the east side, you’ll see one of the first “high-end” developments in Westboro, which is called Uhlman Farms.  Those homes sit behind the popular Uhlman Farms Ice Cream Stand, and rise high up on a mountain that at one point had one of the largest mansions ever built in Worcester County.  Just before it was finished, it was old and torn down to make room for the development.  That was the talk of the town for quite a while!  The Southwest side of town is where you’ll find amazing properties in Fay Acres, a development that actually sits half in Westboro, and half in Grafton, and pivoting a bit to the south, ou can check out Westborough Chase and Wayside Estates, among many others.

Don’t get the wrong idea and think that Westboro MA is only for the wealthy, because that’s far from the reality. In fact, the most recent Westboro Massachusetts median home price was only $347,750.  In the end, you will find that there are many beautiful neighborhoods with moderate sized homes to fit almost any budget.

When I started my career selling Worcester County Real Estate, back in 1985, my first true office was located right here in Westboro, in a little antique home right on Route 9.  Over the last decades, my love of Westboro has only grown, and if this is the town that best suits your needs, it would be the honor of my life to find you a perfect home that will meet your families needs for years to come.

Scroll through the listings below to view Single Family properties currently available in Westborough, MA.

Scroll through the listings below to view Condominiums currently available in Westborough, MA.

Steve Levine’s Mission Statement

I will provide the best service possible for every client I represent.

To be the best Realtor I can be, I am willing to give up a large portion of my personal life to ensure the highest level of service, integrity, and knowledge possible.   To do this, I have committed to being reachable to all of my clients 24 hours a day – 365 Days a year within 10 minutes or less.  This I do not because of my clients expectations, but because of my commitment to their service. I have been selling Westborough Massachusetts real estate since 1992, by providing this level of service at every opportunity.

I will never tell a client what they want to hear if it is not reality. I will never enter into a client relationship where I know what is expected of me can not be done in good faith.  I acknowledge that I may periodically lose business because I am truthful with my clients and sometimes my competitors will tell them what they want to hear to temporarily to get their business. In the long run, I know that my honesty will prevail.

I will always remember that to have a winning relationship for my clients, we must always have a mutual goal. I am neither slave – nor master, but a fellow member of a winning team.  While I will bend over backwards day or night to help you meet your goals,  I will not enter into a relationship with people who treat me with disrespect.  I have worked too hard for too many years.

I will never lose sight of the fact that my honesty, loyalty, understanding, work ethic and creativity are what make me so very different from the real estate masses. I will always promote the best interest of my clients, and I will always disclose to my clients all facts that might affect or influence their decision. Many times, a client and I may disagree, but they will never be left wondering about any hidden agenda.  Anything I have to say about a property is out in the open at all times. In the end, all decisions are the Clients to make, not mine, and I will always respect their decision.

I will freely give of my time and money to help my Westborough Massachusetts community and charities. I will never lose sight of how many people in the world are less fortunate than myself.  I will also attempt to educate my fellow agents, and to raise the standard by which Realtors are measured in the public eye.

I will never forget that I can easily go from being the Top Agent in New England to being a Nobody, by losing sight of the fact that I owe to my clients everything that I am or might ever hope to be.  They have placed me where I am today, at the pinnacle of my profession, and they can just as easily take it all away.

I respect your time, and value your business. I know you could go anywhere for your real estate needs, and appreciate having the opportunity to serve you the best way I can.  My family completely owes its well being to your continued business, and my entire family is grateful for all you have made possible.

Steve Levine

Westborough MA Community and Real Estate Guide