Historic Shrewsbury, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1727 and is located 10 minutes from downtown Worcester and 45 minutes from Boston and Springfield.
Providing warmth and charm in town as well as picturesque settings along the shores of Lake Quinsigamond, Shrewsbury has and is surrounded by the best central Massachusetts has to offer in recreation, dining, shopping, museums, universities and exceptional medical care. Beautiful homes, manicured lawns, flower gardens and window boxes dot the landscape of the town, showcasing pride in the community. Shrewsbury is centrally located to the Mass Pike, Route 495, 290 and 9. Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, situated on beautiful park- like grounds, is just minutes away from each.
Listed below is a sampling of what Shrewsbury has to offer.
Dean Park, a 75 acre gem, is just around the corner from Southgate and is alive with an abundance of daily activities. At night, Dean Park turns into a dazzling display of melodious dancing fountains.
This lake is considered the 4th best natural body of water for crew rowing in the world. In the past 50 years, the lake has hosted the National Olympic Rowing Trials, the Eastern Sprints, and an abundance of annual national regattas. Pack a picnic lunch, go down to the shore, and revel in the excitement!
Shrewsbury Public Library
Containing 124,432 volumes, this library is always changing and expanding its footprint, yet is steeped in the tradition of engaging the imagination and participation of the town. This library is very active in the community, bringing generations together for various activities and programs.
Newly renovated, this is just one of many shopping areas and has an eclectic array of stores so you never need to travel far to find that something special you were looking for.
The “Spirit of Shrewsbury” Fall Festival
This festival showcases the town’s history as well as today’s Shrewsbury. Several other annual parades and festivals foster and strengthen the bond of neighbors and community.
Shrewsbury boast two nationally registered historic districts: the General Artemus Ward Homestead owned by Harvard University and the Shrewsbury Historic District at the center of town.
See shrewsburyma.gov for more information about the Town of Shrewsbury and its government.