Northbridge is located in the Blackstone River Valley in southern Worcester County. It’s close to routes 495, the Mass Pike as well as route 146. Northbridge is about 40 miles west of Boston and is about 40 minutes by car to Providence, Rhode Island.
The average price for a single-family home in Northbridge is $316,056 and the average price for a condo is $196,723.
The population of Northbridge is 15,707, an increase of 19% compared to 2000. Although it’s a small town, it provides a water and sewer facilities to residents.
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What Makes Northbridge a Great Town to Live In?
The town of Northbridge is made up of several villages: Linwood, Northbridge, Riverdale, Rockdale and Whitinsville.
Whitinsville, a village within the town of Northbridge, made our 25 Hottest Towns in Massachusetts in 2013 for the first quarter. Named after the Whitin family who established their manufacturing and textile industry, the area grew throughout the 1800s. The James Fletcher Homestead, built in 1770 by Colonel James Fletcher, is now the site of the Northbridge Historical Society.
Residents enjoy going to the West End Creamery and Family Farm in Whitinsville. In addition to serving delicious ice cream, the West End Creamery has an 18-hole miniature golf course and a 5 acre corn maze (in season), cow train, barnyard animals, and fun for the whole family.
The Jo Ann Warren Studio offers a variety of classes and levels in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, acrobatics, musical theater and hip-hop. They offer instruction in recreational and competitive dancing for all ages and summer programs for children.
The Whitinsville Wellness Center and Day Spa offers Yoga and Tai Chi classes, Body Wraps, Massage Therapy, Facials, and Spa Parties.
Lookout Rock provides one of the best views in the Blackstone Valley. From the very top of the rock, you have a spectacular view of the Blackstone River. Lookout Rock is open from dawn to dusk.
There are several casual dining options in Northbridge including Kyoto Bar and Grill, which serves a wide variety of Japanese cuisine and specialty cocktails, and Jube’s Family Restaurant, which serves American fare.
Northbridge is served by the Northbridge Public School System which includes Northbridge Elementary for grades K-1, the Balmer School for students in grades 2-4, Northbridge Middle School for grades 5-8, and Northbridge High School for grades 9-12.
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