The City of Acton
Massachusetts is a City with it's own culture, it's own personality, and now,
it's own guardians.
is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston. Although Acton's
population has almost tripled in the last three decades, the city has retained
much of its rural New England character, as evidenced by the traditional town
center and green, with fine examples of historic architecture, and the stone walls
and tree-lined country roads. Noone is quite sure how this could be done, with
such an industrial transformation changing almost every other surrounding town.
However, Acton is well prepared for the 21st century.
Acton affords a full range of services to its residents and businesses, including
an very active city government, top-notch libraries, a nationally accredited police
department, a full-time fire department, and local and regional school systems
that are ranked among the top in the state. Commerce continues to thrive and grow
in Acton due in large part to its prime location along Routes 2, 27 and 111, the
commuter train stop, and its proximity to Route 495. A wide range of retail stores
and services, a community theater, various types of commercial recreation and
several museums, can also be found in Acton.
All in all, Acton is in the eye of the hurricane of change.
No one knows how long it will be able to continue to hold this title...