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Town of Ashland



About Us

Population: 18, 832
Sq. Miles: 12.93
Type of Government: Town Manager/Five-Member Select Board/Open Town Meeting
School District: Ashland Public Schools, 508-881-0150
Public Library: Ashland Public Library, 508-881-0134
Tax Rate (FY 2021): 15.93 (Residential and Commercial)
The Town of Ashland is an idyllic, quintessential New England town, nestled along the Framingham /Worcester Commuter Rail Line and a short distance from major routes such as Route 9, I-495, and the Mass Pike. Along with the historic charm of a New England village, the Town also is home to many businesses from small, family-run restaurants to companies working on new and innovative technologies. The Town is committed to supporting its existing businesses and fostering new opportunities for job growth, offering its residents modern conveniences while protecting its historic charm and having a voice at the regional and state table.
Ashland has worked to improve its infrastructure, foster local, small businesses, and create a business-friendly environment. The businesses in Ashland provide not only important local jobs but also serve as the backbone to Ashland’s economic growth and future investment. Businesses play an active role in contributing to Ashland’s future by growing its tax base, revitalizing vacant or underutilized properties, and contributing to the community through direct investment in our schools and open spaces.