Once a very rural landscape, modern-day Charlton is rural/residential, with a mix of woods and fields, and a small percentage of retail and business land developed mostly along Route 20. Like most small New England towns, Charlton boasts a traditional village green and historic district that the town values and seeks to preserve. Incorporated in 1755 and located in the Commonwealth's south-central quadrant, the Town of Charlton is 50 miles or less from five major New England cities; Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Hartford and Providence.
Charlton is 17 miles southwest of Worcester, 40 miles southwest of Boston, and 36 miles east of Springfield. Almost 13,000 people call these 44 square miles home. East-west routes include Route 20, a major commuter road, and the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). Because of its abundant available land, Charlton has grown rapidly in the past decade. With improved infrastructure and zoning changes, Charlton has gained industrial and commercial activity and hopes to continue this growth with a careful eye trained on maintaining the open space, character and heritage of our town. Residents choose to live in Charlton for its quiet wooded hills, farms & orchards, excellent schools and country living that is still close to cultural centers and urban areas.
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