Moving to Acton, MA

Located 21 miles from Boston, Acton is a small, suburban town with a population just shy of 22,000. In 2015, Acton was named the 11th Best Place to Live compared to other American small towns by Money Magazine.

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Acton History

Acton’s first settlers came to the area nearly 7000 years ago. Later, colonists moved in and founded nearby Concord. Later, homes would be built in what is now Acton, which was previously used for farmland. In July of 1735, Acton was settled as its own, independent town. Because of its proximity to Boston, Acton and its residents were actively involved in events and happenings of the Revolutionary War. Learn more about Acton history:

Acton Weather

Acton experiences warm summers with an average July high of 83 degrees, and cold winters with January temperatures averaging around 16 degrees. Acton sees above-average snowfall of around 56 inches a year; the U.S. average is 37 inches. Learn more about Acton weather:

Acton Transportation

Bus service in Acton is provided by Yankee Lines which offers a route to Copely Square in Boston. Several commuter rail lines also have stops or terminate in Acton, including the MTBA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line. Acton is also very close to major interstates I-495 and I-95. Learn more about Acton transportation:

Cost of Living in Acton

Living in Acton is fairly pricey, being quite a bit above the U.S. national average. See how far your budget will stretch in Acton:

 

 

Acton Schools

The Acton Boxborough Regional School District operates five middle and elementary schools in Acton. The Acton-Boxborough Regional School includes a junior high and high school. Acton assigns students to schools using a process called Open Enrollment. Learn more about Acton schools:

Acton Hospitals

The nearest hospital to Acton is Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. Emerson provides medical service to around 300,000 people in Concord and the surrounding areas. If you’re planning a move to Acton, it’s a good idea to know the medical resources available to you:

Acton Real Estate

The average sales price of a home in Acton is $509,000. Being a small town, there is a limited amount of homes on the market. Browse available real estate listings in Acton:

Acton Hotels

Because of its historic background, many of the accommodations near Acton are quaint and historic themselves. Some examples include The Fitzhugh-Beers House in Acton and Concord’s Colonial Inn in nearby Concord. Browse accommodations near Acton:

Acton Restaurants

There are several chains and neighborhood restaurants and eateries in Acton to enjoy. Browse restaurants in Acton to find your favorite:

Things to Do in Acton

A favorite Acton attraction for the whole family is the Discovery Museums, a non-profit science museum that is fun for the whole family. Other popular nearby attractions include the Walden Pond State Reservation, the Southbridge Boat House, and Concord Bike Tours. Browse all attractions near Acton: