Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Southborough, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Southborough.
Number of Households: 3,266
ZIP Codes: 01745, 01772
Southborough is much safer than much of the rest of the United States. Annually there are around 58 crimes, including violent and property crimes. The crime rate per 1,000 residents is 5.75 with the crime index at 87 out of 100, making it 87% safer than other US cities.
Southborough, Massachusetts is a small town roughly thirty minutes east of Boston. Southborough (often abbreviated as Southboro) has had a successful beginning as a colony due to its many rivers running through the area. This area was first named “Stony Brook” for many decades and was the southern borough of new town of Marlborough and eventually became its own town.
First settled in 1660 and incorporated in 1727, Southborough began as a farming community like most of the other early colonies. The area’s low lush topography made it excellent for pasturage. Mills began to tap the river water, and lead the path to new industries in the area. Blankets, shoes, and plasters were some of the town’s larger productions.
Southborough was a rural, agrarian area until the introduction of Route 495 and the housing and high-tech boom in post World War II. In the 1970s, this area saw a substantial amount of growth. The lasting result of Southborough’s early farming success, thriving industries and technology boom has lead the town to be one of America’s wealthiest communities still to this day. In 2009 it was ranked 31st on a list of the “100 Best Places to Live”.
The area has plenty of outdoor activities with several national parks and nature reserves. Every surrounding corner of Southborough has a different type of terrain to explore. The Callahan State Park encompasses Southborough as well as several other neighboring boroughs over 958 acres of land. This state park has seven miles of hiking and biking trails, room for cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.
Another nearby park is The Hopkinton State Park, south of Southborough on 1,245 acres. This park has been named one of the 1000 Places to Visit by the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission. Here there are trails for hiking, areas for camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing, and even a beach. Two additional state parks are the Upton State Forest and the Marlborough-Sudbury State Forest which offer more fantastic views and treks through the Massachusetts forests. West of Southborough is Crane Swamp to explore. This 400 acre swampland has beautifully maintained trails, forests, and diverse wildlife.
Within the town is the J.D.C Bradley House, a massive 15,000 sq/ft mansion. This estate was built in 1913 as a gift for James Donald Cameron Bradley’s newly wedded wife, photographer and artist Sarah Sears. This home made its way to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
There have been several Boston Red Sox players and managers from Southborough or who now reside there; such as Marty Barrett, Luis Tiant, Mike Port, and Rico Petrocelli. The town also has had several media personalities. Michael Weishan, host from The Victory Garden on PBS, John Garabedian, radio personality, and CBS reality contestant Storm Large who appeared on Rock Star: Supernova.