However, Acton is well prepared for the 21st century. Acton affords a full range of services to its residents and businesses, including an active town government, top-notch libraries, a nationally accredited police department, a full-time fire department, and local and regional school systems that are ranked among the top in the state.
Commerce continues to thrive and grow in Acton due in large part to its prime location along Routes 2, 27 and 111, the commuter train stop, and its proximity to Route 495. A wide range of retail stores and services, a community theater, various types of commercial recreation and several museums, can all be found in Acton.
LocationEastern Massachusetts, bordered by Carlisle and Concord on the east, Westford and Littleton on the north, Sudbury on the south, Maynard and Stow on the southwest, and Boxborough on the west. Acton is 25 miles northwest of Boston, 14 miles south of Lowell, 29 miles northeast of Worcester, and 203 miles from New York City.
Total Area: 20.29 sq. miles
Land Area: 19.98 sq. miles
Density: 894 per sq. mile
Source: Mass Department of Housing and Community Development
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