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Westborough makes the list of "100 Best Places to Live" in US

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 17, 2007 11:43 AM

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WESTBOROUGH

We're No. 73!

OK, maybe it's not such a hot distinction, unless of course it's your position on Money magazine's 100 "Best Places to Live" in the US. Now it's Westborough's latest claim to fame.

The magazine cited the town's proximity to Boston, its recreational opportunities including the town beach (on Lake Chauncy), its six sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and its town meeting style of government.

"The historic Eastern Massachusetts town of 18,000 was long a Native American settlement before the English began arriving in the late 1600s," the magazine states. "Westborough is run by a system that's pretty unique to small New England towns - the open town meeting - in which residents are invited to comment and vote on all proposed policies."

Westborough was the only Globe West town to make the list. Other Massachusetts towns on the list include Milton at No. 7, Chelmsford at No. 21, Easton at No. 48, and Wilbraham at No. 94.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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