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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

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 07/26/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 07/27/2017 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Showers early then scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 77F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 07/28/2017 20%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds NNW 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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