The Town of Hopkinton was established in 1715 and gains widespread media attention each year in April when the internationally known Boston Marathon is run. Runners from all over the world gather on Main Street to begin their 26-mile run in what is always a colorful and exciting event.
Natural resources coupled with easy access onto two major highways make the Town an ideal place to work and live. Public and private recreational facilities in town include Hopkinton State Park, Whitehall State Park, the Town beach on Lake Maspenock, fishing, tennis courts, playgrounds, the Saddle Hill Country Club and the YMCA. Cultural events include the Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Fourth of July parade and bonfire, and the summer concert series on the Town Common.
Located at the intersection of routes 90 and 495, the Town of Hopkinton encompasses is a large geographical area (28 square miles) with lots of natural resources, including three lakes, a bird sanctuary, and extensive trails ideal for many types of outdoor recreation.
Hopkinton’s resourcefulness and spirit is shared by town residents, the local business and industrial communities, who volunteer and participate in town government and contribute generously to community projects and programs. All play a part in carrying on the town’s 300 years of history and tradition as a caring place to live.
Hopkinton City Data Link
- Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $482,112
- Detached houses: $517,347
- Townhouses or other attached units: $408,619; In 2-unit structures: $419,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,645;
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,073; Mobile homes: $56,700
- Median gross rent in 2013: $1,105