Shrewsbury is an unusual New England town in that it was neither a mill town nor a farming village. Rather, it grew as a suburb to neighboring Worcester from the start.Now, 34,000 people call these 22 square miles home.Shrewsbury is 27 miles south of Fitchburg and 34 miles west of Boston.Principal highways are State Route 140, running north-south, U.S. Route 20 and State Route 9 (the Worcester Turnpike), both cross-state roads. Interstate 290 passes through the northern part of Shrewsbury and forms an interchange with Interstate Route 495, the outer loop around Boston, in the nearby town of Marlborough.
Shrewsbury's students have achieved high levels of success in academics, the visual and performing arts, and athletics, due to their own efforts and talents and the outstanding skill and dedication of educators.The Town of Shrewsbury is committed to providing the highest level of services while remaining an affordable place to live. It is ideally located between Worcester, the second largest city in New England, and the Route 495 Corridor. Shrewsbury is a proud New England town, incorporated in 1727, and today provides recreation, restaurants, and a myriad of businesses to the city of Worcester and neighboring towns.
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