English settlers first arrived in Douglas in 1715, calling the territory “New Sherburn.” In 1721, the name was changed after Dr. William Douglas, an eminent doctor from Boston, gave the town a large sum of money for the construction of schools and houses in the area. Douglas is located along the southern border of Massachusetts, just off Route 146 and only 15 minutes to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Douglas is 18 miles south of Worcester and 40 miles southwest of Boston. It retains it's small town feel with just 8,000 people residing in its 38 square miles. Located only ten minutes from Douglas along Route 146 in Millbury, the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley is the largest open-air shopping center in all of Central Massachusetts.
For residents, Douglas provides a unique mix of suburban and country living. Its plethora of historic buildings portray a complete picture of community development throughout the past three centuries. Minutes from Worcester and the Mass Pike and just 15 minutes from the Rhode Island border, Douglas has convenient highway and rail access to the ports, airports, and intermodal facilities of Worcester, Providence and Boston. Excellent schools, rural character, and safe surroundings make Douglas an ideal environment for its 8,000 residents.
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