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Welcome to Alarm New England's business and home security page for Boxborough, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Boxborough.
Number of Households: 2,141
ZIP Code: 01719
Based in New England since 1972, we’ve worked in the Boxborough area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local authorities. Our team of dedicated employees live in the communities we serve. Our customers are our neighbors.
Boxborough is one of the safest towns in Massachusetts as it has meager crime rates. With a crime rate of 134 per 100,000 people, Boxborough has a violent crime rate that is smaller than 94% percent of the cities and towns in the United States. Boxborough also has a property crime rate of 402 per 100,000 people. This places Boxborough's property crime rate lower than 90% of the towns and cities in the country.
The native American tribes of Nipmuc and Pennacook initially inhabited Boxborough. Speculation is rife that Boxborough was taken over by colonists around the same time the towns of Acton and Stow were colonized in the seventeenth century. Boxborough's country line was established following the purchase of the Harvard meeting house by the Sartain Society. The purchase was made in 1775 with the house going on to serve as a church and a town hall.
In a weird twist of events, Boxborough was initially denied its proposal to become an independent district three different times before its bid was accepted in 1782. Boxborough was officially incorporated under state law in 1783.
Agriculture has always been the backbone of Boxborough. In the early nineteenth century, Boxborough was predominantly a farming town with a sprinkling of local businesses such as gristmills, a quarry, sawmills, and shoemaking shops. The arrival of the Fitchburg Railroad through the northeast of the town increased the agricultural prosperity of Boxborough. Shipments of products including cheese and butter increased drastically leading to agrarian specialization.
By the end of the civil war, Boxborough had farms with large plantations containing apples, peaches, berries, and pears. Poultry farming and dairy farming are also a considerable part of Boxborough.
The Boxborough Museum is a major attraction for visitors to Boxborough. Opened and managed by the Boxborough Historical Society, it is home to many fascinating exhibits and artifacts connected with the area.
Every year, residents and visitors to Boxborough can enjoy the yearly Harvest Fair. Held in September, the fair pays homage to Boxborough's legendary and age-old agricultural legacy. Boxborough also has quite a number of natural attractions including the Flerra Meadows which has a small playground, soccer fields, and a pond. Boxborough is home to Liberty Fields, a beautiful sprawling estate of soccer fields, picnic meadows, a baseball diamond and picturesque trails.
The Steele Farm situated in Boxborough is a favorite haunt for fun activities such as sledding and hiking trails with dog-friendly trails. Boxborough also possesses several historical landmarks on the famous Freedom Trail. The famous Silas Taylor Farm is situated on Flagg Hill. Walnut Farm, a historical location, is seen on Hill Road.
Allen Bourbeau, a hockey player who graduated from Harvard University, is from Boxborough. Allen Bourbeau was a part of the United States team contingent at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Ted Crowley, another hockey player, grew up on Guggins Lane in Boxborough. Ted Crowley went on to play professional hockey in the NHL.
Dr. Adil Najam grew up in Boxborough. He was a part of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007.