Gently rolling wooded hills, picturesque fields, spectacular vistas, orchards and vineyards, and miles of historic stone walls greet the long time resident and vistor alike as they enter historic Bolton, Massachusetts. But don’t be fooled – located just 40 minutes west of downtown Boston, Bolton straddles I-495 and is bisected east west by rt 117, offering easy access to both business centers, vacation destinations like Cape Cod, the Berkshires, and New England ski areas, and services and amenities. Bordered by the towns of Harvard to the north, Stow to the east, Lancaster and Clinton to the west, and Berlin to the south, Bolton is also only 15 minutes away from Marlboro, Southborough, Worcester, Concord, Acton, and Framingham.
Traditionally an agricultural community with a mix of orchards and farms, today Bolton is largely a residential community of handsome single-family houses, most on large lots. Residents value the rural character, friendly close knit community, excellent schools, and laid back lifestyle that Bolton offers. Close to 4500 people live in the 20 square miles comprising the town, and have a median family income of over $ $143,605 (2008). The population of Bolton is highly educated, with two thirds of the population having a bachelors degree or higher. Common occupations include professional, scientific, and technical services, educational services, computer and electronic products, and health care. Although the cost of living is higher than average, Bolton enjoys very low crime rates, excellent schools, and strong home values. Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Bolton-Massachusetts.html#ixzz0vkHK90gW
Bolton has a typical New England town government. There is no mayor; rather an elected 3-person Board of Selectmen serves as the executive body of town government. The Annual Town Meeting of all residents occurs each May, where the annual Town budget is approved, and new or amended bylaws are proposed for approval by direct vote of the attendees. There is a strong volunteer ethic in Bolton, and anyone willing to participate will find plenty of opportunities to help out, either as an elected or appointed official, as a member of a board or town committee. Additional information on the town Government can be found here http://www.townofbolton.com/pages/index