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Fox 25 Morning News Zip Trip Comes to Natick Massachusetts

Natick is a large town just 18 miles southwest of Boston. Natick has a stop on the MBTA commuter rail into Boston and has access to major routes 9 and the Mass Pike.

The average price for a single-family home in Natick is $546,105 and the average price for a condo is $329,640.

The population of Natick is 33,006, an increase of 3% since 2000.

Watch John and Anthony with Melissa Mahan at the Fox 25 News Zip Trip to Natick:

What Makes Natick a Great Town to Live In?

The town of Natick is a major hub for shopping, especially along route 9. The Natick Mall is the largest mall in New England which underwent a major renovation in 2007 and has over 200 stores. Other shopping areas along route 9 include the Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Cloverleaf Plaza. Although Natick is a densely populated town, there are several parks in the area including the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, which has over 9 miles of trails and the Saltonstall Nature Center. The sanctuary offers programs for all ages including night walks, summer camp, birding, and field trips as well as a boardwalk that allows visitors to watch nature up close. Cochituate State Park in Natick is a popular park that offers visitors the opportunity to go boating, swimming, windsurfing, and fishing on its three large lakes. Boat rentals are available in summer.

The Natick Center Cultural District was officially designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is home to over 100 working artists. One of the main attractions is The Center for Arts in Natick—known as TCAN—a venue for music, theater, and visual art hosts over 300 performances and classes annually.

Natick is also home to the Museum of World War II which has more than 7,000 original artifacts on display. The museum is located on route 9, but the exact location is not on their website. Once your reservation is confirmed the exact location will be sent to you.  Because of the historic value of its artifacts, the museum requires you to sign a release and waiver when you arrive.

A popular destination in Natick is the IMAX 3D Theater located at Jordan’s Furniture. The theater shows first run movies in high definition with enhanced sound and 3-dimensional effects.

There are many dining options in Natick including brewery/pubs like the British Beer Company and John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House. Japanese-owned Oga’s Japanese Cuisine is favorite spot for sushi and modern dishes.

Natick is served by the Natick Public School District which consists of a preschool, five elementary schools including Bennett-Hemenway Elementary, Kennedy and Wilson Middle Schools, and Natick High School.

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