Bolton : Massachusetts

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What Bolton is like for active adults

Bolton is a wealthy suburb of 4,600 residents  west of Boston and north of Worcester.  The median family income was over $136,000 in 2009.  It was founded in 1738. It is considered a suburb of Boston, and is a quiet farming community.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

There are active adult and 55+ communities in the area (see link at top right). Median home selling price was just under $400,000 in late 2012 according to city-data.com.

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What is special about this retirement community
Bolton is a wealthy suburb and a pleasant town.
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What is not special about this retirement community
It is an expensive place to live.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
People who want to live in a New England small town will like it here.
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Local economy is driven by

Bolton is an agricultural community with farming and dairy cattle.

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Climate and Physical Environment
Bolton is west of Boston just of I 495. The average July high temp is 81 and the average January low is 15. The wettest month is November.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Bolton Public Library has a fairly small budget of $130,923.
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Crime
Crime rate is very low.
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Medical facilities
There are 3 hospitals within 8 miles of Bolton.
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Transportation

I 495 almost runs through Bolton (it is the ring road around Boston). The community is not considered walkable.

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Valuable Links
Massachusetts retirement guide
Town of Bolton
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Facts about BOLTON
  • State: MA
  • Environment: Suburban,Small Town,Farming or Agricultural,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 4001-6000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: Pauline

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