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Zip Trip to Millbury

This week our Zip Trip tour stops in Millbury, MA.  The event will be held from 6am-10am at Waters Mansion at 123 Elm Street in Millbury. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Want to learn more about Millbury, read all about this historic city below!

Zip Trip to Millbury

Waters mansionThe town of Millbury is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor in Worcester County and home to 13,500 residents. The surrounding towns are Auburn, Oxford, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, and Worcester.

Housing

There are about 5,400 households in Millbury with the single family median home price at $251,223. The downtown is gradually being restored and modernized. The town continues to thrive with the area’s many small museums and colleges.

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Lifestyle

shoppesBetween aquariums, film festivals, and nature centers, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Millbury is home to the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, which has over 50 stores and restaurants. With its wide array of cultural food, there’s a restaurant for everyone to enjoy. The fan favorites are Chuan Shabu, Star Dumplings, Scales Seafood & More, Pizza Chef, and Puffin’s Restaurant. The mall also contains the Blackstone Valley 14: Cinema De Lux, which offers the best digital cinema experience, with the best in comfort, dining, & viewing, and the newest, state-of-the-art projection and screens.

Education

Millbury has approximately 2,000 students being educated in three public schools; Elmwood Street School, Raymond E. Shaw Elementary School, Millbury Memorial Junior/Senior High School.

Culture

s-and-d-fiber-mill-2Millbury has a long history as a New England mill town. In the 19th century, the towns of Millbury and Sutton were of one parish. Sutton was so large, that in 1813 it was split it into two towns, thus creating Millbury. The Blackstone River flows through the town and provided much of the water power to the town’s many textile mills and factories during the Industrial Revolution. In 1753, John Singletary built the S & D Spinning mill. Still in operation, it’s one of the oldest continuously operating mills in the United States.

President William Howard Taft spent many summer vacations in Millbury as a young boy, which is where the Taft House received its name. He stayed with his elderly Aunt Delia at the Torrey House and would drive her to the Federated Church on Sundays. He was the first president to embrace automobile technology, so when he arrived to Millbury, he would ride in a large white touring convertible which ran on steam power.

Employment

Since 2005, the unemployment rate in Millbury, MA has ranged from 3.5% to 9.5% and is currently at 3.5%. The estimated median household income in Millbury is $69,000.

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