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Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester, Massachusetts

Picture of Downtown Worcester, MA

Downtown Worcester with City Hall to the Right

Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts, and depending on which year’s census data you see, either the second or third largest city in New England. Worcester is only an hour from Boston, Providence, and Hartford, and only three hours from New York City.

Because it is situated in central Massachusetts between the Berkshire Mountains to the west and Boston to the east, Worcester is known as the “heart of the Commonwealth.” This modern metropolis still reminds its visitors of its’ days of yesteryear with its Victorian architecture, and historic sites.

Like most of New England, it is steeped in English colonial history and the struggles between the colonists and native people. After the American Revolution, the area was settled by a wave of Swedish and Irish immigrants. Over the decades following the city became an industrial mill center and later transformed to the modern city we see today. Worcester has a rich blend of history, commerce, art and culture. Museums, concerts, sporting events, and outdoor activities at beautiful Lake Quinsigamond provide plenty of entertainment.

College Town

Worcester is also a college town with 11 colleges and Universities who make the city their home, including the UMass Medical School, which happens to be the City’s largest employer.

Worcester Weather

Worcester’s climate is typical of most of New England. Summers are typically warm and humid, while winters are cold, windy and snowy. Snow may fall as early as October and as late as May. The hottest month is July and the coldest month is January.

Current Worcester Weather

Rain
Tuesday 11/21/2017 70%
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Rain developing late. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
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Wednesday 11/22/2017 100%
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Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 47F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Clear
Thursday 11/23/2017 0%
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Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 39F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Things to Do in Worcester

Picture credits: The Picture of the Worcester skyline is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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