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As a part time home owner of Athol, it is a great place to raise children. While employment is not very good in the area, just short commutes put you where jobs are. Has a great YMCA, library, eateries, parks and recreation areas, two lakes in town for swimming and many more close by, and is a great place to live.
Athol is a wonderful rural area, with stunning views and scenary. The, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains are to die for. I love having lakes and mountains just around the corner. Athol is where everyone knows your name. Great place to live.
Athol is a quiet town near Orange. New markets are coming into town, between Gardner and Greenfield. Rents are reasonable. Houses are available.