Welcome! Login | Register
 

Two Teens Hit by Van in Worcester—Two Teens Hit by Van on Hamilton Street…

Government Accountability Office Begins Investigation into Mar-a-Lago at Request of Sen. Warren—Government Accountability Office Begins Investigation into Mar-a-Lago at…

Fecteau: Will Trump’s Tax Reform Plan be Another Epic Fail?—Fecteau: Will Trump’s Tax Reform Plan be Another…

Clark Professor’s New Book Focuses on What it Means to ‘Become American’—Clark Professor's New Book Focuses on What it…

Newport Manners & Etiquette: Weddings, Funerals, Gossiping +More—Newport Manners & Etiquette: Weddings, Funerals, Gossiping +More

Construction in Worcester - Week of March 29—Construction in Worcester - Week of March 29

NFL Commissioner Goodell to Attend Patriots Season Opener at Gillette Stadium—NFL Commissioner Goodell to Attend Patriots Season Opener…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Roasted Filet of Beef With Wine—Chef Walter's Flavors + Knowledge: Roasted Filet of…

MA Ranked One of the Worst States for Doctors in U.S.—MA Ranked One of the Worst States for…

Multiple Gunshots Fired on Pleasant Street in Worcester—Multiple Gunshots Fired on Pleasant Street in Worcester

 
 

Warren #54: Central MA’s Best Communities

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

 

Photo courtesy of Richard B. Johnson

Warren

Warren is ranked as the 54th Best Community in Central Mass. 

On the western edge of Worcester County, Warren is one of the towns under consideration for a resort-style casino under the state’s new gaming laws. The town’s five villages remain a part of the community landscape, marked with historical markers.

The Quaboag River runs through the center of town, and Warren Pumps, which manufactured the flood control pumps for New Orleans, LA, continues a pump manufacturing tradition that began in the 1790s.

Warren ranks 9th for affordability and 18th for arts and culture, but its education rank is #60 and its economic condition ranking is #56.
 

Photo courtesy of Richard B. Johnson

Warren by the numbers

Established: 1742
Population: 5135
Median household income: $55,030
Median housing price:  $110,250

2012 Best Communities rankings
Overall ranking: 54
Affordability ranking: 9
Education ranking: 60
Economic condition ranking: 56
Safety ranking: 38
Arts & Culture ranking: 18

History in a nutshell:

Incorporated in 1741 under the name of Western, the town was renamed in 1834 to avoid confusion with the town of Weston. It was named in honor of General Joseph Warren who died fighting valiantly in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolution. Since its settlement, Warren has continued as a rural town.
 

Famous residents:  

Dennis C Haley, President of Suffolk University

Dr. Calvin Cutter, Surgeon and publisher of first school textbook in the field of hygiene

Nathan Richardson, Author, pianist 

 

Notable residents source: Wikipedia 
Additional reporting by Grace Fenton 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email