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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

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

Affordable Places to Live

Three Cheers for Worcester: Residents Hit the Jackpot in This Charming City

Experiences & Adventures

Outdoor Adventure Awaits in Worcester, MA

Healthy Places

10 Walkable Adventures to Have in Downtown Worcester, MA

Where to Live Now

Getting Around Town is Easy in Worcester, MA

Love Where You Live

Worcester, MA Warmly Welcomes All

Experiences & Adventures

Worcester Wonders: The Show Goes on for Music Worcester

Healthy Places

Worcester’s Food Hub Keeps Food Fresh and Local for All

Food Scenes

Worcester Restaurants are Flavor Forward

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is the Connecting Link

Food Scenes

Whet Your Whistle with this Local Worcester Business

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Making the Grade: Worcester, MA Schools Excels When it Comes to Education

Education, Careers & Opportunity

Worcester, MA Business Climate is Good for Growth

Where to Live Now

From the Ground Up: Worcester, MA’s Massive Development Projects

Healthy Places

The Worcester Region is Historically Healthy

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