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Economic Development isn't strictly business. Whether you and your family wish to relocate once you open your new business in Easton or prospective residents visit our town to patronize your establishment, your decision to come to Easton is linked to our residential community. Our community of 23,000 boasts excellent schools and pristine natural and historic resources in addition to easy highway access to Boston and Providence.
The town’s historic center features numerous buildings in the Romanesque style designed by HH Richardson, with the famous Rockery at the center of it all - a contribution by Fredrick Law Olmstead, one of the most celebrated American landscape architects.
Through the bequests of the Ames family as well as a proud tradition of local initiatives; Easton has preserved over 4,000 acres of active and passive recreation and conservation lands for our residents and visitors to enjoy. Bring your family to Borderland State Park, hike through the Clifford Grant trails, or Run for our Recreation Department during their annual road race.
The former offices of the Ames Shovel Works Company, producers of shovels that helped lay the Union Pacific Railroad, was once slated for demolition but has now been restored to their former glory and preserved forever in the form of beautiful homes in the heart of downtown Easton. Possibly the single most significant example of Easton's willingness and capacity to collaborate with public and private partners, as well as the community, to achieve lasting success. As ultimately approved by the Town, plans include 113 homes located in preserved historic structures, as well as park-like open space, a wastewater treatment plant to serve the site and surrounding areas, and a small building for civic use.
Easton is widely recognized as one of the best public school districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Oliver Ames High School is a highly rated, public school with 1200 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading. The high school has champion sports teams and award winning music, theater and arts programs.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School students choose from 20 career majors in preparation for life’s challenges and opportunities. The school combines a rigorous academic curriculum with state of the art vocational and technical studies to help students achieve essential skills in today’s highly competitive global market.
Easton Middle School is a highly rated, public school with 887 students in grades 6-8 and a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. Easton Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Richardson Olmsted School serves 836 students in grades 3-5 and placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
In the spring of 2021, the town will break ground on the Blanche A. Ames Elementary School - a state of the art, central pre-K to grade 2 elementary school that is expected to open in 2022.