Incorporated in 1725, Easton is a suburban community in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is home to an estimated 23,357 residents.
Easton is home to a variety of age groups including the 2,400 students of Stonehill College—a private, Catholic, coeducational college founded in 1948. This familyfriendly town has many different activities for children and families to enjoy, like the
Easton’s Children’s Museum—an “educational, cultural, and social learning center.” The museum was opened in 1991 and is in the town’s historic Old Fire Station. The public museum has three floors and over 100 programs.
Nature lovers will enjoy the 1,782 acre Borderland State Park located in Easton and the neighboring town of Sharon. The park has over 20 miles of hiking trails that can also be used for mountain biking and horseback riding. There are also ponds in the park for fishing, canoeing and ice skating in the winter. The park also features a disc golf course.
Easton has a variety of real estate available with some homes for sale dating back to the late 1800s. The charming older homes have classic styles like Victorian and New England Colonial. More contemporary singlefamily homes are available around Easton as well as condominiums, apartments and townhouses.
Easton is an area of great character and heritage. The town’s outer border is adjacent to the major highways of I-495 and 95. Commuter rail service to Boston’s Back Bay and South Stations is available from the neighboring towns of Mansfield and Stoughton. These options provide convenience for those planning to commute to either Providence or Boston, New England’s largest cities.
Easton’s long history is intimately connected with the many generations of the Ames family, and the Ames Shovel Company dating back to 1803. The family is credited with activating the town’s initial economy, as well as contributing to the architectural style of the town, donating several noted buildings including Oakes Ames Memorial Hall, the Ames Free Library, and the Old Colony Railroad Station. Easton is home to Stonehill College, and enjoys the noble beauty of its 375-acre campus. Year-round the campus brings a buzzing atmosphere to the town, even during the summer months when Stonehill hosts educational and athletic camps for children. Old and new elements blend seamlessly as smart looking plazas provide dining and shopping from major retailers. Economic ventures have a home in and around the Easton Industrial Park, while small business is equally thriving due much to the efforts and support of the Easton Chamber of Commerce. With all of this, Easton remains thoroughly residential and a place where lasting memories are made.
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