Anyone looking to reside in a community that values culture, education, and recreation may appreciate all that a town like Milford supplies its residents. This town of more than 27,000 residents is situated alongside I-495, making for a rapid commute to centers like Boston, Providence and Worcester.
The town, first settled in 1662 and incorporated in 1780, was once part of Mendon and was formerly known as "Mill River."
In 1870, the town discovered its wealth of pink Milford granite, which has since become the building block for structures in Washington D.C. and Paris, and for war memorials including the Battle Monument at the prestigious West Point.
These days the Milford Regional Medical Center has helped put Milford on the map. In 2008 the facility joined forces with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to launch its cancer treatment program, and serves as a teaching hospital through its affiliation with U-Mass Medical Center. In addition, Milford is the birthplace of the My One Wish Foundation, established in 1984.
With its modern educational system, up-to-date city buildings, the Milford Upper Charles Trail and formidable collection of parks and athletic fields, Milford is a town that continues to up the ante on value to its citizens. The busy downtown, active cultural center and its close proximity to major shopping centers are certainly draws for this Worcester County community as well. The town traditionally hosts annual events that inspire visitors to spend a vacation day or two there, including the impressive Independence Day fireworks display and celebration, held at Plains Park, and the two-night festival held at the Portuguese Club called the Portuguese Picnic.
Interesting sites in town include Fino Field, which is under the ownership of the local Post of American Legion and has hosted the Milford Legion baseball team for more than 50 years. Ye Olde Farm, established in 1709, is reminiscent of the historic agricultural properties of yesteryear and is now owned and operated by the Ferrucci family.
The Groves at Milford is one possibility for anyone hoping to make Milford their new home. These two and three-bedroom air conditioned spaces welcome pets, with some restrictions, and include washers and dryers to make residents' lives a little easier. Free use of an on-site fitness center and available free weights make this community a suitable fit for the health-conscious, and well-landscaped grounds set within a wooded area add an element of natural tranquility.