Visiting Marlborough MA Chamber Home Page


The city of Marlborough is located on the Northeast Coast
of the United States in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Bordering cities and towns are: Hudson, Berlin, Northborough, Southborough, Sudbury, and Framingham.


Being in the Northeast, Marlborough enjoys four seasons of distinct weather patterns: from Winter snowfall to warm Spring days bursting with new life, to hazy, hot, and humid Summer days, to delightfully brisk mornings evolving into Fall days in the 70's. It is one of the most sought after areas in early Fall when the foliage turns the city into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors.


Visitors entering the city from the West via route 20 are greeted by the scenic Lake Williams, one of the two large lakes in Marlborough. Fort Meadow, the other large lake, provides three-season recreation opportunities for residents, and can be found along Route 85 that runs north and south through the city. Both lake areas are made more beautiful with the seasonal changes of their surrounding foliage.


Marlborough's close proximity to Interstates 495 and 290 and the Massachusetts Turnpike has enabled it to remain on the cutting edge of growing industries like high technology and specialized electronics. Today, thousands flock to Marlborough to work at Fidelity Investments, Raytheon, Compaq, and the many other electronics and computer firms that provide the strong business community in the city. Because of the city's central location with easy access to major highways and the pro-business, pro-development policies of the city government, the population of Marlborough has more than doubled in the last 25 years.


Marlborough has a rich history and is home to the oldest operating inn in the United States Longfellow's Wayside Inn (1716), the Peter Rice Homestead (1668), and the John Brown Bell (1892). While residents appreciate the historic footings, they are fully aware and interested in today's issues. There is an active green community (, and two cable stations bring the Marlborough news and city council meetings (and many other local interest programs) into residents' homes.


Our residents enjoy a small town feel with the amenities of a city.  Marlborough and surrounding communities offer an array of cultural activities, recreation parks and golf courses, organized sport programs, down hill skiing, bike paths and historic attractions. Below is a list of some popular destinations and the distance they are from downtown Marlborough.


  • Brimfield Antiques Show, Brimfield, MA = 44 miles
  • Fenway Park, Boston, MA = 26 miles
  • Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA = 35 miles
  • Lexington Common, Lexington, MA = 34 miles
  • New England Sports Center, Marlborough, MA = 3.5 miles
  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA = 38 miles
  • TPC Boston (PGA Tour), Norton, MA = 37 miles
  • Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA = 33 miles