Northborough MA Community & Real Estate Guide

Northborough, Massachusetts is a gorgeous town of around 14,000 located in the heart of Worcester County.  Alternatively known as Northboro, MA, it shares a border with six towns – Southborough MA, Westborough MA, Shrewsbury MA, Marlborough MA, Boylston MA, and Berlin MA.

Northboro was first settled in 1672, and on January 24, 1766, the district of Northborough was formally established within neighboring Westborough. On August 23, 1775, the district became a town, and on June 20, 1807 part of neighboring Marlborough was annexed to Northborough bringing it to the size and shape you see today.

Unlike the neighboring towns of Westboro and Shrewsbury, Northboro is for the most part as a quiet community, where trees outnumber people, and apple picking is a town-wide event. Until recently, there was hardly even a place to buy groceries. Of course, that all changed last year when Northboro became the home to one of the newest malls in Massachusetts, Northboro Crossings, and with it the first Wegman’s in the region, along with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels, BJ’s, and even a Starbucks.

If you’re looking for large subdivisions, with sidewalks and streetlights, you probably won’t find more than a handful of those here in Northboro, one of them being “Tall Pines,” on the east side of town. Instead you’ll find many homes on winding country lanes, many of which you can’t even see from the road, as they sit nestled into the trees on multi-acre lots.

In terms of famous notables, the two that come to mind when it comes to Northboro, MA are Daniel Wesson, co-founder of Smith and Wesson firearms, and former Detroit Tigers pitching star Mark Fidrych, aka “The Bird,” who was tragically killed in a mechanical accident on his farm back in 2009.

Known throughout the region as a quiet New England town, with fantastic schools, and great highway access for commuters, Northboro has long been one of the first stops for people relocating to Central Massachusetts. Many of those take a look around Shrewsbury, Northboro and Westboro at the same time, and then sit back and consider what it is that really means the most to them in a community, whether that be lot size, or conveniences. Fortunately, the communities here are all very close to each other, and it’s rare that people move into the area dead-set on any one of them. Instead, they know the general area, and then I can sit with them as an expert in relocation, and really work them through the process of analyzing the pro’s and con’s of each town on it’s own merits.

There are also plenty of attractions throughout Northborough and the surrounding areas that include:

Juniper Hill Golf Course (2 miles)
Tougas Family Farm open from June until October (4 mile)
Northborough Crossings, that consists of stores like Wegman’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, BJ’s, Petsmart, and T.J. Maxx (4 miles)
Teamwork’s Indoor Sports Complex (4 miles)
Fore Kicks 2 Sports Complex in Marlborough (4 miles)
New England Sports Center (4 miles)
Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough (5 miles)
DCU Center in Worcester (12 miles)

As well as a few parks in town that include:

Assabet Park
Ellsworth McAfee Park

Northborough MA School System

Northborough is a community where education has always been a priority, and that’s reflected time and time again with some of the best test scores, highest rates of college matriculation, and best athletes in the region. The district consists of, four elementary schools, one middle school and of course the Algonquin Regional High School, shared with the the neighboring town of Southborough MA.

Marion E. Zeh Elementary School (PreK- Grade 5) – 508-351-7048
Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School (K – Grade 5) – 508-351-7040
Lincoln Street Elementary (K- Grade 5) – 508-351-7030
Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School – 508-351-7035
Robert E. Melican Middle School (Grade 6-8) – 508-351-7020
Algonquin Regional High School (Grades 9-12) – 508-351-7010

Colleges in the Northborough MA Region

The colleges and universities in the area include public and private institutions in the Worcester area within 10-15 miles from Northborough MA.

Quinsigamond Community College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Assumption College
Clark University
College of Holy Cross
Worcester State University
Becker College

Hospitals in the Northborough MA Area

Clinton Hospital – 201 Highland St, Clinton, MA 01510
Milford Regional Medical Center – 14 Prospect St, Milford, MA 01757
ReadyMED – 222 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
UMass Memorial Medical Center – 119 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605
UMass Memorial Hospital – 305 Belmont St, Worcester, MA 01605
Saint Vincent Hospital – 123 Summer St, Worcester, MA 01608

Popular Restaurants in Northborough MA

Northboro Massachusetts is a relatively quiet place, but there are still plenty of great places to go out to dinner. For a quiet dinner, one of my favorites is AJ Tomiaolo’s, on main street. For a bit of a wilder time JJ’s Sports Bar & Grille at the intersection of Route 9 and 20, is always a wild time with some amazing local bands. Romaine’s near town center, is a hot spot, and if you are looking for someone in Northboro and don’t know where to find them, you only need to stop by LalaJava Coffee House on Main Street for a fresh gourmet grilled cheese, some kettle corn, and of course some of the best coffee in town. Of course, that’s all jsut the beginning. There is sushi galore, Monti’s famous pizza, frozen yogurt, and even a great new IHOP built over in the new Northborough Crossings Mall. If all else fails, I had fresh sushi and a burger at Wegman’s the other day, where they set up a cool little bistro right at the entrance.

Northboro MA Realtor – Steve Levine

When you’re thinking of buying or selling Northboro MA real estate, or relocating in or out of the Northborough Massachusetts area you’ll be faced with more choices than you might imagine. While trying to narrow down your choices, and selected from among the many great Northborough neighborhoods, you will often be faced with an overload of information, and opinions from just about everyone you meet. Who should you believe? Does that person have first hand experience with the Northboro real estate market? No matter where you turn, it seems as though each person has a totally different opinion, and of course they are 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 you’re 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, from the presence or absence of town sewer, to the myriad of other issues that may ultimately affect your potential resale value down the road.

As the top agent at REMAX Prestige on Otis Street in Northboro, for nearly 20 years, I know the market better than anyone. In fast, since beginning my real estate career, nearly 30 years ago, I have had the privilege of working with literally thousands of Buyers and Sellers in the Northboro MA area. I’ve sold everything from 200 year old antiques, to custom Maine Post and Beam Contemporaries, and everything in between. Through it all, I have always focused on a handful of core principles – creativity, honesty, respect, integrity, responsiveness, and attention to detail. Operating on those values has 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.

Always keep in mind, as you consider the Northboro real estate market, that it’s very rare to have someone from outside the region come in and have a specific town that they just have to have. It’s far more common, in fact, to sit down with me and together we can walk through the pros and cons of all the different communities and hand pick the best option in a fair and impartial way. I can tell you I have had that talk hundreds of times, and in the end, I truly feel that every person wound up in the spot that turned out to be just perfect for their particular needs.

Of course, one of the most important things is deciding if you want to meet with me at all, and it’s common for people to want to review an agents qualifications before getting ahead of themselves. 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.

That said, 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 degrees in Molecular Biology. I came to Boston 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 members 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 race car 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 I’m place my “Mission Statement” which would guide me through the years. Every so often, I update it to include even more aspirations, yet it’s main core remains unchanged, and just as valid as it is today, so I have shared it with you below.

Whether you needs include information on the Shrewsbury 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.

Northborough MA Real Estate

Northborough Massachusetts has always been thought of as one of the most desirable communities in all of Worcester County in which to settle and raise a family. Some people come for the fantastic school district, which is consistently ranked near the top in the state, whereas others come for the large lot sizes and quiet atmosphere.

Home in Northboro range from small starter homes in highly sought after neighborhoods like Northgate, to luxury developments like Fairway Estates. One of my personal favorites is Tall Pines, located on the east side of town, and set it the middle of – wait for it – Tall Pine Trees!! OK, so they didn’t reach hard to find a name, but the time they didn’t waste being creative with nomenclature, they spent designing high quality properties that truly are amazing. Another hot spot when it comes to buying Northboro MA real estate is the famous Indian Meadow Estates. Built originally by Lane Construction, these homes sit alongside the Indian Meadow Golf Course, just north of Route 9. If you’re looking for more of a low maintainance lifestyle, check out some of the wonderful townhome and condominium developments, such as Corey Way, Pond View, Northboro Manor and Parliment Court, to name but a few. Heading up to the North Side of town, near the border with Berlin, you’ve entered an entirely different real estate environment. After stopping at Tougas Farm or Davidians to do some apple picking, gather some blueberries, or grab some peaches off the tree for a cobbler, you will enter an area where the lot sizes really spread out the homes along Smith Road, Green Street, Howard Street and Woodstone Estates. If you like land, but don’t want to feel isolated, stop by and check out Moore Lane, for some amazing homes on mult-acre homesites, some with common driveways shared by multiple homes.

The most recent median home price was $421,000 but rest assured that there are homes for sale in Northboro across a wide range of different values and sizes. Often times, some of the very best ones don’t even hit the market, which is why it’s useful to get in touch with me early. I have been selling homes in Northboro for almost 30 years, and like to think that I have my finger on the pulse of what’s going on in town. Many times, that experience can be put to your advantage, and I can let you know about an amazing property before it even hits the open market and gets picked over by the masses. As always, the early bird gets the worm, and I’m the pied piper of worms.

The key element is the same now as it always has been, namely communication. When I know what you want, and when we’re in touch on a regular basis, it’s just that much easier to find it for you.

Scroll through the listings below to view Single Family properties currently available in Northborough MA.

Scroll through the listings below to view Condominiums currently available in Northborough MA.

Steve Levine’s 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. This I do not because of my clients expectations, but because of my commitment to their service. I have been selling Massachusetts homes here in the Northboro MA real estate market since the 1980’s and begin and end each day with a firm commitment to providing this level of high quality 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 can not 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 for 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.

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 decision. Many times, a client and I may disagree, but they will never be left wondering about any 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 Clients 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.

Steve Levine

Northborough MA Community & Real Estate Guide