Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Northborough, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Northborough.
Number of Households: 5,079
ZIP Codes: 01532
Northborough Business and Home Security Facts
The town of Northborough is safer than 68% of the towns and cities of all population sizes in the US. The chance that a person living in Northborough will be the victim of a crime is 1% (1 out of 101) which is significantly lower than the US average of 1 out of 35 (2.9%).
When compared with other communities in Massachusetts, 49% of the communities in Massachusetts have a lower crime rate than Northborough indicating that Northborough is neither safer nor more dangerous than other towns in Massachusetts.
In terms of the probability of occurrence of violent crimes, the rate of occurrence is below the average across the towns and communities in the US, regardless of the population size of the towns. Assault, rape, armed robbery, murder and other violent crimes occur less in Northborough than in most parts of the US. The chance of becoming a victim is 1 out of 4998 (0.02%), which translates to 0 for every one thousand people.
The property crime rate in Northborough is below the average rate across all the towns and cities in the US. As a result, people living in Northborough are less exposed to property crimes such as arson, motor vehicle theft, burglary or larceny than they would in most communities in the US. The probability that a person will be a victim is 1 out of 103 (1%).
Northborough town was initially part of Westborough town, which itself separated from Marlborough town. Northborough was first settled in 1672 and became incorporated as a town in 1776.
All the town activities (particularly town meetings and church services) took place in meeting houses during the early times and the first meeting house was set up in 1746. Back then, the leader or governor of the town was referred to as the Town Minister, and the first town minister was Revd. John Martyn.
During those times, the meeting houses were unheated and as a result, during periods of cold, meetings were usually adjourned to Monroe’s Tavern, a warm Post Road stage stop. In 1867, Monroe’s Tavern was moved to junction of Blake and Pierce streets and subsequently demolished in early 21st century.
The name “Northborough” is the official name of the town, but sometimes an alternative spelling “Northboro” is used.
There are commemorative plaques in Northborough that showcase the historical events that took place in the town. An example is the Mary Goodnow plaque along the old Boston Post Road which was built by Indians in 1707. Mary Goodnow was a young settler in Northborough.
The textile industry and other industries boomed in the town during its early times and the places where these industries were located in the town along the Assabet River are marked by numerous mills.
Northborough is home to one of the largest industrial research laboratories of Saint-Gobain. With over 400 employees, the research and development center has since 1985 offered support to businesses and nurtured talents in the business environment.
Northborough plays host to some nice golf courses, including the Juniper Hill Golf Course which has both Lakeside and Riverside courses and features some wildlife too.
Between June and October every year, the Tougas Family Farm in Northborough opens up a picking season where customers and visitors can pick their own fruits. The picking season follows the order; strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, nectarines, raspberries, blackberries, apples, and pumpkins.
JJ's Sports Bar & Grill in Northborough is a great place to watch the performance of live bands, get some drinks and see live games. JJ’s Sports Bar hosts a jazz night performance on Mondays and Country night performances on Wednesdays.
The Davidian Bros. Farm on Church street in Northborough is a place to visit for fresh farm produce and plants. Besides, the farm offers great sandwiches and ice cream.
Joseph Henry Allen, the Unitarian clergyman, scholar and editor was born in Northborough in August 1820. He graduated from Harvard college and lectured there for four years between 1887 and 1891.
Mark Steven Fidrych (The Bird), the Major League Baseball pitcher for Detroit Tigers between 1976 and 1980 died in Northborough in April 2009. He was posthumously inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in June 2009.
Dorian McMenemy, born in Northborough in October 1996, is an Olympic swimmer that competes for the Dominican Republic. Her mother is from Dominican Republic and so she has dual citizenship (US and Dominican Republic). She was named Dominican Female Athlete of the Year in 2012.
Dr. Gregory Goodwin Pincus, one of three scientists that invented the combined oral contraceptive pill (birth control pill) lived in Northborough until his death in 1967. He received the Oliver Bird Prize (1960), Julius A. Koch Award (1962), American Medical Association’s Scientific Achievement Award (1967), among others.