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Acton is a suburban community located 25 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts.

Acton Library

The town of Acton has retained much of its rural New England character, as evidenced by the traditional town center and green, fine examples of historic architecture and landmarks, stone walls and tree-lined country roads. Acton offers a sense of community and services to its residents and businesses, including an active Town Meeting form of 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.


The town of Acton is conveniently located with easy access to routes 2 and 495 and has its own Boston Bound commuter rail and newly formed Minute Van transportation service. A wide range of retail stores and services, acres of conservation trails, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, a community theatre as well as various types of museums are also available to residents and visitors alike and within few short miles from "The Villages at Monument Place". For a tour of Acton, visit the latest Zip Trip videos.

  • Named “16th Best Place to Live”by Money Magazine in 2009
  • Named "16th Best Place to Live" by CNNMoney in 2011
  • Named a Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education in 2009
  • At an average SAT score of 1865, Acton-Boxborough High School has the 4th highest SAT scores in the State of Massachusetts, with the average score of 643 in Math being the highest in the region.
Nara Park

NARA Park, (North Acton Recreation Area), a 40 acre town owned recreational area is within a very short walk to The Villages at Monument Place. The park offers many amenities including a lifeguarded beach, an outdoor amphitheatre for summer concerts, year round recreational programs,athletic fields, playgrounds, jogging trails, fishing, paddle boats and many memorable Acton sponsored family events. As a resident of "The Villages at Monument Place", NARA Park will become part of your local neighborhood.