Worcester Massachusetts Homes For Sale
The size and history of the community has brought about a rich and diverse set of educational options for families lving in and near Worcester.
Worcester is located in Central Massachusetts, about an hour West of Boston. A 2006 estimate puts the population at 176,000 people.
The city encompasses a total area of 38.6 square miles (99.9 km²) including 1,200 acres of publicly owned land. The highlight of the public lands is Elm Park which was laid out by Frederick Olmsted (best known for his design of Central Park in New York City). Its wonderful design and status as one of the first public parks in the US has earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The Blackstone River passes through Worcester which also includes several lakes: Lake Quinsigamond, the site of rowing competitions, Indian Lake, Bell Pond, Crystal Pond and Coes Pond. All of this water together takes up more than 2% of the of town.
Worcester has a diversified economy with strong ties to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health care services. The largest employer is the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The nearby Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park is home to more than a dozen innovative biotechnology companies, including a lab facility forAdvanced Cell Technology and the Abbott Bioresearch Center, a subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories, a leading pharmaceutical research and manufacturing firm.