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Worcester, MA

Worcester (pronounced WU-str) is known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth” because of its location near the geographic center of Massachusetts, and a heart is the official symbol of the city. Its ideal location puts Worcester a little over 40 miles west of Boston, 50 miles east of Springfield and about 40 miles northwest of Providence, Rhode Island.

The region’s diverse roster of employers includes advanced manufacturing, logistics and transportation, financial services, nonprofits, health care and education. The region has added more than 12,000 jobs since 2012. The life sciences sector is also alive and thriving in the Worcester region, which is home to more than 60 biotech companies.

Worcester offers residents plenty of entertainment options and outdoors gems. Elm Park in Worcester is one of the oldest public parks in the U.S. The region also features more than 200 miles of trails on conservation land and five beaches, including Coes Pond, Bell Pond and Shore Park Beach. A gem in the region is Quinsigamond State Park.

Worcester offers people of all ages and backgrounds the perfect lifestyle. Here, you can find great job opportunities, family fun, delicious food and more. Come see for yourself!

Livability Worcester, MA is sponsored by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

In This Issue

Make Your Move

6 Neighborhoods That Will Make You Want to Move to Worcester, MA, Right Now

Experiences & Adventures

Outdoor Adventure Awaits in Worcester, MA

Food Scenes

Take a Bite Out of Worcester’s Foodie Scene

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Why Worcester, MA, is a Great Place to Launch Your Career

Love Where You Live

Right at Home: Worcester, MA, is a Welcoming, Inclusive Environment

Where to Live Now

10 Things You Need to Know about Worcester, MA

Experiences & Adventures

The Arts are Alive in Worcester, MA

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Discover Worcester’s Top Tier Education 

Where to Live Now

Worcester, MA, Residents Get the Best of Both Worlds

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Why Worcester, MA, is a Great Place for Biotech Business

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Business is Blooming in Worcester 

Healthy Places

In Good Health: All is Well in Worcester

Where to Live Now

Getting Around Town is Easy in Worcester, MA

Love Where You Live

Worcester, MA, is Creating A Diverse Community

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