Salisbury Street Neighborhood
Salisbury Street is one of the main roads in Worcester, which travels from the center of the city up northwest to Holden, Massachusetts. Salisbury Street is perhaps most well-known as the location of two of the city’s most prominent colleges — Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Assumption College.
Many of the homes in the area aren’t directly on Salisbury Street, but rather in quiet developments that branch off of this street. Neighborhoods like Hammond Heights, Wind Mill Estates, and Westwood Hills are all located less than a mile from this street. The residences in the area range in size and include 3-5 bedroom Colonials, 3 bedroom Tudors, 2-3 bedroom ranches, as well as a few 1-2 bedroom half-duplexes. Many homes in the area have a private driveway or attached garage as well as a large lawn.
There are many parks and state forests on or nearby Salisbury Street, including Bancroft Tower, Institute Park & Salisbury Pond, Newton Hill, and Moreland Woods Conservation Restriction. Each of these sites is great for hiking, jogging, biking, or just having a picnic. This street is also just a couple miles south of Indian Lake, a popular place to kayak, canoe, fish, and swim at two public beaches.
The closer you get to the center of Worcester, the more you’ll find along Salisbury Street. The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Memorial Auditorium, and Tuckerman Hall, the venue of many musical performances, local meetings, and special events, can be found at the eastern end of the street. Although there aren’t many shopping options directly on this street, residents are within a few miles of Webster Square Plaza, Mill Street Plaza, and many local businesses and restaurants that line Shrewsbury Street.
Salisbury Street connects directly to Route 70 and Route 122A, making it easier for locals to travel in and out of the city. You can also take Salisbury Street east to an on-ramp for Interstate 290, which leads to Interstate 190 in the north and the Massachusetts Turnpike to the south. You can take the Mass Pike about an hour east into Boston, or a couple hours west to the New York state border.