Leominster Zip Trip
This week, the next stop of the 2017 Zip Trip Season is in Leominster, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at Sholan Farm, 1125 Pleasant Street, Leominster, MA. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Watch Anthony and Michelle on the On the Market Segment in Leominster!
Leominster, a relatively large town in central Massachusetts has around 41,000 people that call it home. Just south of Fitchburg, in Worcester County, Leominster is around 38 miles northwest from Boston, 18 miles north of Worcester and 4.5 miles south of Fitchburg.
The average sold price over the last year in Leominster was $237,092 according to MLS. Zillow predicts a 3.8% rise within the next year. For the homes that are currently on the market now, the average price is $235,000.
Besides its population of around 41,000 people, there is a real sense of community here that supports local veterans, senior citizens, families businesses and volunteers. For things to do in Leominster, Leominster State Forest & Reservation is a space that outdoor lovers will really enjoy. It is great for hiking and the area is surrounded by two major ponds and beautiful views.
A couple of other places of note are:
- Doyle Community Park
- George Hill Orchards
- Sholan Farms – where the Leominster Zip Trip will be held this week!
According to niche.com Leominster has an above average public-school system when compared to other Worcester County school districts.
Depending on where you may live in Leominster, there are 2 pre-schools, 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 3 high schools available. To see each school in the town, you can visit the Leominster Public School Website.
Leominster, during its early days, was primarily used as a farming community. It was during the beginning of the 19th century that it quickly shifted into manufacturing. The opening of the Fifth Massachusetts Turnpike and the Fitchburg railroad is what fueled its growth. By the middle of the 19th century, paper mills, piano makers, and comb manufacturers had established factories in Leominster.
Manufacturing continued to grow and by 2000, Leominster surpassed Fitchburg as Worcester County’s 2nd largest city. Relatively inexpensive land has made Leominster a popular destination for people working both in Worcester & Boston.
While it may be seen a little far to work in Boston, North Leominster is home to a convenient commuter rail stop that goes right into the big city. What may typically take a while by car during rush hour traffic, the train provides a relaxing 1 hour and 15-minute ride back and forth into work.
The unemployment rate as of June 2017, was 4.8% in Leominster. For those working in the town, the largest employed companies in Leominster are Health Alliance Hospital, Georgia-Pacific Corp, Hannaford Supermarkets, Leominster High School, and Lipton Center.