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Houses in the Assabet Estates cluster development in Westborough are closer than in conventional subdivisions, but more open space is being left behind as conservation land.
Houses in the Assabet Estates cluster development in Westborough are closer than in conventional subdivisions, but more open space is being left behind as conservation land. (Photos By Erik Jacobs For The Boston Globe) Photos By Erik Jacobs For The Boston Globe

Backyard greenery

Cluster subdivisions are catching on in towns that want to preserve more land in its undeveloped state

By Thomas Caywood
Globe Correspondent / December 24, 2006

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WRENTHAM -- The 150 acres of prime hardwood forest here that overlooks agricultural fields and pastures is the kind of pastoral scenery in Massachusetts that all too often falls to the development of the next copycat subdivision. (Full article: 1153 words)

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