Holden, Massachusetts is a town of around 17,000., located in Central Massachusetts and contained within Worcester County. Six towns border Holden and those are Worcester, Rutland, Princeton, Sterling, West Boylston, and Paxton.
Holden MA is very similar to the neighboring town of Shrewsbury, MA in that it has the charm of a small New England town but also the modern amenities that you would expect to find in a major city.
Main Street, running through the center of town is lined with small shops and restaurants, and heading north you will wind your way up towards the gorgeous grounds of the Wachusett Regional High School, which has baseball, football and soccer fields with the most amazing views of Mount Wachusett and the surrounding woods. I will warn you, that having had three kids play sports up there, it can get very windy and cold, so you best bring along a jacket, even on a sunny day.
Along with it’s highly ranked school district, Holden Massachusetts has some amazing neighborhoods of homes for sale, that range from luxurious colonials, many built by the esteemed Sundeen Builders, to smaller starter homes that can still be purchased for well under 200k. Commutability into Worcester is a huge draw in Holden, as you can be downtown within minutes, and yet still feel like you live in the country.
One thing that does make Holden special is that they actually have something which I haven’t seen anywhere else in Central Massachusetts, which is The Holden town pool, open to residents and their guests. I can remember when my kids were younger, just trying to find people we knew in Holden who would bring us to the pool on those sunny July days!
There are plenty of attractions throughout Holden and the surrounding areas that include:
Eagle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary – Mass Audubon (2 miles)
Ecotarium (10 miles)
Worcester Art Museum (10 miles)
Union Station (11 miles)
DCU Center (11 miles)
As well as a few parks in town that include:
Mass Audubon’s Eagle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
Economy in Holden MA
There are a handful of small industries and corporations within the town of Holden, Massachusetts, but most people don’t work in Holden itself. Rather, they commute to one of the many companies based in Worcester, Massachusetts, including St. Gobain facility, the former Norton manufacturing company, which sits just over the Worcester/Holden line, or of course the largest employer in the region, UMass Medical Center, our local hospital. There are also many large and small companies lining Plantation Street in Worcester, home of the Massachusetts Biotech Park, as well as other firms moving into the newly renovated downtown complex.
Overall, Holden is a community that is just so convenient for people who want to work in the city, but come home to the country feel of a small town, and largly because of that, and the great quality of the Holden MA schools, they were not hit as hard during the correction in real estate values as some of the other communities in Worcester County.
Holden MA School System
Holden has been known to have a great school system. Both the elementary schools in Holden, as well as the Wachusett Regional High School district are very highly ranked among the best schools in Worcester County.
There are three public elementary schools, one middle school, and of course the regional high school.
Dawson Elementary School – 508-829-6828
Davis Hill Elementary School – 508-829-1754
Leroy E. Mayo Elementary School – 508-829-3203
Mountview Middle School – 508-829-5577
Wachusett Regional High School – 508-829-6771
Colleges and Universities near Holden MA
The colleges and universities in the area include public and private institutions in the Worcester area within 10-15 miles from Holden MA.
Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
College of Holy Cross
Worcester State University
Fitchburg State University
Hospitals near Holden MA
Clinton Hospital – 201 Highland St, Clinton, MA 01510
Milford Regional Medical Center – 14 Prospect St, Milford, MA 01757
Holden Hospital – 157 Union St, Holden, MA 01752
UMass Memorial Medical Center – 119 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605
Emerson Hospital – 133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742
UMass Memorial Hospital – 305 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605
Saint Vincent Hospital – 123 Summer St, Worcester, MA 01608
Heywood Hospital – 242 Green St, Gardner, MA 01440
Popular Restaurants in Holden MA
Holden has plenty of great restaurants available. A very popular choice for breakfast is Bagel Inn that is ranked the #1 recommended restaurant by travelers. Right up there for best restaurant is Val’s Restaurant and Pizza known mostly for their delicious pizza. If pizza or breakfast isn’t your thing, try Playa del Carmen popular for their Mexican food that is “worth the trip”. There are plenty other restaurants but those are just some of the most popular choices.
Holden MA Realtor – Steve Levine
When you’re thinking of buying or selling Holden Real Estate, or relocating in or out of the Holden Massachusetts area you’ll be faced with more choices than you might imagine. While trying to narrow down your choices, selected from among the many great Holden neighborhoods, you will often be faced with an overload of information, and opinions from just about everyone you meet. Who should you believe? It seems as though each person has a totally different opinion, and is more than willing to share it with you, whether you want it or not! At times like this, facing what will be one of the largest financial decisions of your life, the place to turn is to a professional, able to leverage their experience in the marketplace to provide a truly non-biased overview, and to advise you on every nuance that you should take into consideration.
Since beginning my real estate career, nearly 30 years ago, I have had the privilege of working with literally thousands of buyers and sellers. Whether it was selling one of the custom homes on Lexington Circle in Holden, a vacant town home at Holden’s Mill Pond Place, or any of the myriads of properties in between, I have always focused on a handful of core principles – creativity, honesty, respect, integrity, responsiveness, and attention to detail. Operating on those core principles have taken me through the good markets and bad, and with the most amazing clients one could ever ask for, I know look back on a career with pride in what I’ve done, and excitement at what is to come.
It always seems a bit odd listing one’s own accomplishments in a forum such as this. After all, it isn’t about me, it’s about you. I’m happy to do it, just so you have an idea who you are dealing with…but I’ll keep it ever so brief, as blowing my own horn isn’t really where I choose to spend my time.
Before moving to Central Massachusetts back in 1984 I grew up in New Jersey where I completed my undergraduate studies with a dual major in Microbiology and Psychology, and then my graduate degree in Molecular Biology. I came to Boston MA after graduate school to do oncology research at one of Boston’s most prestigious institutions. After a year of watching people die around me I heard an ad on the radio for a real estate class and have never looked back.
I’m not one to talk about awards, because honestly, I think most real estate awards are silly. Yes, I have won them all, including some that they came up with because a few professionals like me, far exceeded the levels of achievement they thought represented the “top” of the industry. I have been named the #1 RE/MAX Agent in New England many times, as well as one of the Top 100 agents in the world. I’ve been featured in Boston Magazine, the New York Times, and of course every local paper.
I was one of the early inductees into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Circle of Legends. With each came a lovely trophy, but between you and I, they all wound up in the trash. After all, I’m not a racecar driver, and don’t need a trophy room.
The awards I did keep were based not on real estate at all, but on helping others. I have devoted the better part of my adult life to reaching out and helping those in need, co-founding a charity for children, and sitting on the Board of Directors of two others. I’ve collected and donated nearly 50 tons of food, and worked in the trenches with those who struggle each day. Those awards I’ve kept, and will always treasure as a reminder of what it’s really all about. My goal in life is to not have a single person at my funeral talking about how many houses I have sold… but rather about how many people I have helped.
Wanting to share what I know with others in the real estate industry, I have taught many courses on creative real estate marketing, relocation, social media and customer service – both at the local and national level.
When I first started in the industry, in the mid-1980s, I set in place my “Mission Statement” which would guide me through the years. Ever so often, I update it to include even more aspirations, yet its core remains unchanged, and is just as valid today, so I have shared it with you below.
Whether your needs include information on the Holden MA real estate market, or homes and condominiums anywhere in the surrounding area, I am at your service and consider it a privilege to put my years of experience at your service.
Holden MA Real Estate
Holden Massachusetts real estate market spans a huge range from luxurious single family homes on stately lots, to newer 2000-5000sf colonials in the $400’s, down to starter homes for under 200k. The most recent median home price was $244,500 They also have several nice condominium and townhome developments, some of which are adult communities restricted to those over 55 years old. As you might imagine, I have been selling Holden Massachusetts real estate for almost 30 years, so when it comes to finding homes for sale in Holden, you can count on me to point you in the right direction.
Scroll through the listings below to view properties currently available in Holden MA.
Steve Levine Mission Statement
I will provide the best service possible for every client I represent.
To be the best realtor I can be, I am willing to give up a large portion of my personal life to ensure the highest level of service, integrity, and knowledge possible. To do this, I have committed to being reachable to all of my clients 24 hours a day – 365 days a year within 10 minutes or less. I do not do this because of my client’s expectations, but because of my commitment to serve them. I have been selling Massachusetts real estate since the 1980s, and begin and end each day with a commitment to always provide this high level of service at every opportunity.
I will never tell a client what they want to hear if it is not reality. I will never enter into a client relationship where I know what is expected of me cannot be done in good faith. I acknowledge that I may periodically lose business because I am truthful with my clients and sometimes my competitors will tell them what they want to hear to temporarily to get their business. In the long run, I know that my honesty will prevail.
I will always remember that to have a winning relationship with my clients, we must always have a mutual goal. I am neither slave – nor master, but a fellow member of a winning team. While I will bend over backwards day or night to help you meet your goals, I will not enter into a relationship with people who treat me with disrespect. I have worked too hard for too many years to put up with that.
I will never lose sight of the fact that my honesty, loyalty, understanding, work ethic and creativity are what make me so very different from the real estate masses. I will always promote the best interest of my clients, and I will always disclose to my clients all facts that might affect or influence their decisions. Many times, a client and I may disagree, but they will never be left wondering about a hidden agenda. Anything I have to say about a property is out in the open at all times. In the end, all decisions are the client’s to make, not mine, and I will always respect their decision.
I will freely give of my time and money to help my Massachusetts community and charities. I will never lose sight of how many people in the world are less fortunate than myself. I will also attempt to educate my fellow agents, and to raise the standard by which realtors are measured in the public eye.
I will never forget that I can easily go from being the top agent in New England to being a nobody, by losing sight of the fact that I owe to my clients everything that I am or might ever hope to be. They have placed me where I am today, at the pinnacle of my profession, and they can just as easily take it all away.
I respect your time, and value your business. I know you could go anywhere for your real estate needs, and appreciate having the opportunity to serve you the best way I can. My family completely owes its well being to your continued business, and my entire family is grateful for all you have made possible.