People are attracted to Bolton today for the same reason turn-of-the-century city dwellers saw the town as a retreat – its rural character, spectacular views and vistas, and the allure of its historic architecture. Bolton's proximity to major highways make it a convenient commuter and shopping location. With just under 5,000 residents as of the 2010 census, Bolton is a close-knit community with great schools, making it a highly desirable place to call home.
A newly developed Bolton Town Common provides an outdoor gathering space bringing Bolton residents together to enjoy this sense of community for generations to come. A focal point of Bolton center, the Town Common makes it easy and fun to walk or bike between the school, the library, the Bolton Historical Society, local churches, businesses, senior housing, the Houghton building, Memorial Field and private residences.
For outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, Bolton is privileged to have over 2,000 acres of conservation-protected land in over 15 key areas. The rich, natural landscape contributes to Bolton's rural charm and character and is managed by a very active conservation commission. Conservation lands and trails wind through open fields and meadows, natural quarries, and canopied forests that pass by streams and ponds, and provide a natural habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including fox, coyote, turtles, salamanders, butterflies, dragonflies and birds as well as rare plant species. Bolton's trail systems also provide great recreational opportunities in the form of walking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Off leash dogs are welcome.
Bolton is also well known for its numerous apple orchards, and is home to the Nashoba Winery and the renowned, world class International Golf Club and Resort.
Bolton is located at the eastern edge of Worcester county, 12.4 miles northeast of Worcester and 25 miles west-northwest of downtown Boston.
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