Uxbridge : Massachusetts


What It Is Like to Retire in Uxbridge

Uxbridge is a small town of about 18,000 near Milford and Worcester in Massachusetts.  Many residents work in Boston or the nearby suburbs. As an old town in Massachusetts it has several claims to fame, particularly being home to America's first women voter, Lydia Taft.  Once famous for its woolen manufacturing, the Air Force Blue uniform was made here.  Several movies including the Great Gatsby were filmed in some of the state parks nearby. Photo of River Bend Farm Interpretive Center at Blacktone River and Canal Heritage State Park courtesy of Wikipedia and the National Park Service (public domain); photo of The Granite Store, once a department store in the mid-1800’s, courtesy of Wikipedia and Daderot (public domain).

Where to Retire in Uxbridge and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at left). The median home value in Uxbridge was $354,413 in late 2020, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Uxbridge

The National Heritage Corridor contains the Blackstone Canal Heritage State Park. The Stanley Woolen Mill is being restored.

What Is Not Special about Uxbridge

High cost of living, cold snowy winters.

Who Will Like Retirement in Uxbridge

Retirees looking for a small town not far from Boston, may enjoy living here. There are parks and trails, a library, senior center and medical center.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Health care, education, professional services

Climate and Physical Environment

This region east of Boston is unusually cloudy, snowy, and rainy. The average January temperature is in the 20's.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are restaurants and events hosted by the town. Boston provides the cultural scene.


The crime rate is quite low in this fairly affluent town.

Medical Facilities

Uxbridge offers medical facilities and the nearest hospital is in Milford about 8 miles away.


The nearest airport is in Worcester, about 25 miles away; the closest international airport is Boston Logan International about 50 miles away.

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