The town of Avon is a quiet place in southeastern Massachusetts with a population of over 4,300. It was founded as part of Stoughton in 1700 but split off in 1888 because residents did not agree with how the eastern part of town was treated. It was named Avon after the Avon River in England. Today, the town is proud of its suburban feel and its many job opportunities in the industrial park, so newcomers should consider moving here if they're coming to the area.
Avon has a public school district with two schools. The town sits right on Route 24, which is one of the main thoroughfares running from Boston into southeastern Massachusetts. The aesthetic sings of suburbia from the quaint and charming downtown area to the big-box retailers that sit just off of Route 24 on the western edge of town. The MBTA also operates a bus line that goes to Boston and Brockton.
Since the town is concerned with keeping its suburban small town feel, rental spaces are limited, but a few are available. Most of the homes in this town are newer construction in the colonial style, but there are several homes still standing proud from the town's early days as well.
Another attraction in this town is D.W. Field Park, which offers plenty of green space and paths for people to go hiking or biking. The Brockton Reservoir, which flows out of Beaver Brook, is also within town limits on the far south end near D. W. Field. On the north side, sections of the Lokitis Conservation Area straddle the border with the neighboring town of Randolph. Avon is just over 15 miles away from the big city of Boston with all of its attractions such as the New England Aquarium.