Located north of Worcester, Leominster is the second largest city in Worcester County with a population of just over 40,000 in a 14.5 square mile area. Leominster has a unique history, for example a monument that can be viewed at the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed. More recently, Leominster has developed a number of cultural programs including the Leominster Colonial Band, founded by Italian immigrants, that has been hosting free summer night concerts continuously since 1930. Residents also enjoy Doyle Field Park, which offers 103 wooded acres for recreation and hiking.
Leominster has a number of neighborhoods including Morse Hollow, the Flats, Rice Hill, Bowery, the Westside, Car Barn, and French Hill. French Hill is an old neighborhood stretching about 12 blocks with planned “triple decker” style homes. The Car Barn neighborhood actually gets its name from when the neighborhood was used to garage trolley cars at night.
Leominster is accessible by Rt. 2, 12, 190, 13, 17. It is served by the local regional transit authority, MART, and the MBTA Commuter Rail.