Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Marlborough is a suburb of Boston with a population of 39,776. Marlborough is in Middlesex County. Living in Marlborough offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Marlborough there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Marlborough and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Marlborough are above average.
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Working in Marlborough
Since moving to Massachusetts, Marlborough has provided a welcoming atmosphere to live. There are plenty of places to shop and commuting to neighboring towns is within reasonable distance and time. Police presence is prominent which is reassuring, reinforces a sense of safety while out and about and they are professionals. Neighborhoods and streets are well maintained for the most part, very rare to come across a rundown building. Downtown Marlborough is pleasant with charming little shops and friendly staff at the local post office. Overall, Marlborough is pretty family friendly and a great place to live even for couples and young families.
I've lived in Marlborough for over 8 years and it's a great place! Tons of parks, splash pads, wading pools, and other fun activities for kids like the APEX center. I'm 2 minutes from 495 and 290 and whether I'm going to Worcester or Framingham it's fast and easy to get around. The major has done an excellent job promoting and creating a solid economy for businesses.
I came to Marlborough after meeting my boyfriend three years ago. He was born and raised here, I was not. I have come to find Marlborough to be a diverse town/city. Downtown is small compared to where I am from, but is cute, none the less. There are different communities within Marlborough - there are areas with a large amount of large commercial size buildings filled with different business, there is the new Apex Center filled with shops, restaurants, indoor arcade, bars, bowling, adult and children filled activities, as well as fitness centers and apartments. There is a small portion of town that is run down with lower income families and housing. Throughout the years in Marlborough, I have not once felt unsafe. Generally all of the people I have come across, have been very kind.