The city of Hopkinton is a desirable location in Middlesex County of Massachusetts. Best known as the starting point of the Boston Marathon since 1924, Hopkinton boasts state of the art school districts, several local and state parks and is a convenient, 27 mile distance from the city of Boston. Ranked number 19 on CNN's "Best Places to Live" in 2009, residents and visitors can enjoy an 84-acre forest in town and a historical downtown district.
Perfect for the commuter or business owner, Hopkinton is located at the intersection of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 495. Itís easily accessible location has allowed significant residential growth over the past 25 years, and has become a community built for families with spacious homes, noteworthy schools and a wealth of opportunities for work and play. The city is home to over 15,000 residents, a number that continues to increase with growing mainstream recognition.
Hopkinton's downtown district offers an array of recreational activities for all ages and demographics. Whether itís spending the day at a museum or visiting one of the many parks, Hopkinton has something for everyone. Downtown Hopkinton is located at the intersection of routes 135 and 85 and serves as the center for commerce and a gathering place for the community. While hosting events such as fairs, parades and concerts, Hopkinton continues to build its downtown district to offer an enhanced quality of life for residents and a memorable experience for visitors.
Residents of Hopkinton enjoy coming together as a community through a variety of annual events each year. Perhaps the most renowned event is the Boston Marathon, which begins in Hopkinton each April. From here, participants run 26 miles, racing to the finish line in downtown Boston. The event draws attention from participants and spectators both near and far, and draws national attention to the otherwise quiet city. In addition to the marathon, Hopkinton is proud to host a variety of other anticipated events, including the Fourth of July "Horribles ParadeĒ and the annual Polyarts Crafts Fair.