Unlike most New England towns, Shrewsbury didn’t begin as a mill town or a farming village; instead, it started out true to form as a suburb to the neighboring town of Worcester. Shrewsbury is in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 45 minutes from Boston.
Shrewsbury is home to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest growing academic health centers in the country.
Harvard University’s Artemas Ward House Museum, the 300-year-old homestead of General Artemas Ward, the first Commander-in-Chief of the American Revolution, is open to the public from April to November.
Don’t miss the Herbert Candy Mansion, a historic property and tourist attraction that still manufactures candy. Begun in 1917, this is where white chocolate was first produced in the United States.
Those wishing to rent apartments in Shrewsbury will appreciate the natural beauty that drew its first settler in 1720 and still exists today.