Bolton : Massachusetts


What It Is Like to Retire in Bolton

Bolton is a wealthy suburb of 4,600 residents  west of Boston and north of Worcester.  The median family income was over $148,000 in 2016.  It was founded in 1738. It is considered a suburb of Boston, and is a quiet farming community. Photo of Sawyer House, Bolton Historical Society courtesy of Wikipedia and John Phelan, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Bolton and Home Prices

There are active adult and 55+ communities in the area (see link at top left). The median home value was $785,984 in mid-2022, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Bolton

Bolton is a wealthy suburb and a pleasant town.

What Is Not Special about Bolton

It is an expensive place to live.

Who Will Like Retirement in Bolton

People who want to live in a New England small town will like it here.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Bolton is an agricultural community with farming and dairy cattle.


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.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As an agricultural community, there are wineries, farms and orchards to visit. For a plethora of cultural opportunities and events, the city of Boston is about 50 miles away.


Crime rate is very low.

Medical Facilities

There are 3 hospitals within 8 miles of Bolton.


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


Valuable Links

Massachusetts retirement guide
Town of Bolton


What people are saying about Bolton

No Comments

Leave a Comment

To comment you must be a registered member of

Login Here


Create Your Free Membership Account

Suggest a community we want to know about your top retirement spots
Please note that all contributions to Topretirements may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. By submitting content and/or photographs here you agree to give the rights to use them in any manner without cost or attribution.You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource (see Project:Copyrights for details). DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!

Copyright © 2006-2023 All Rights Reserved.