Recently named as one of the best small towns in America.

Welcome to Acton

Ranked as one of the best small towns in the U.S.
Recently named as one of the best small towns in America, Acton is a growing, diverse, and highly desirable place to live. Located 21 miles northwest of Boston, it is a convenient drive to and from the city. It also boasts quite a few incredible schools — some of which are even award-winning. Additionally, there are numerous big-city conveniences, an incredible arboretum, plentiful green spaces, and many more amenities that make Acton an exceptional spot to live.
Another important aspect of life in Acton is the value that the city places on conservation. In town, you’ll find multiple conservation areas, including the Guggins Brook Conservation Area, the Pratts Brook Conservation Area, and the Bulette Conservation Land. The natural environment is of utmost importance for residents of this area.
If there weren’t already enough reasons to love Acton, it's delightfully affordable. Homes here are an incredible value. Most provide three to four-plus rooms and spacious square footage. As you browse the current property inventory, you’ll find a variety of architectural styles to satisfy every preference.

What to Love

  • Recently named one of the best small towns in America
  • An oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers
  • Peaceful, serene, community-focused neighborhoods

People & Lifestyle

Life in Action is a delight. As you drive down any given road, you’ll have no doubt that you’re in a picturesque New England small town. Residential areas are well-maintained and beautiful, and traffic is at a minimum. The area feels safe, cozy, and idyllic.
Residents of Acton are just as pleasant as the neighborhood itself. They value community and conservation of the local land. People who are outdoor enthusiasts, who thrive in a small-town setting, and who love a community-focused climate will feel right at home when living here.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

While it is a quiet small town, there is plenty to do and see for residents of Acton. Whether you’re making your weekly errand run or going out for the evening, you’ll love what this city has to offer.
Getting your shopping done is a breeze when you live in Acton. Travel down Great Road, and you’ll be able to find most essential stores. When you need to stock up on groceries, you can shop at Trader Joe’s or Donelan’s Supermarket. 
In addition to having many popular national chains (such as Subway, Dunkin’, and Domino’s), there are several highly rated restaurants in town. Be sure to check out the menu at Acton House of Pizza, Holy Grail Bar and Restaurant, Atlantic Sea Grill, and Filho’s Great Road.

Things to Do

On top of the shopping and dining establishments, there are plenty of things to do around Acton. This is especially true if you love getting outside and enjoying everything nature has to offer.
When you’re looking for a fun day out, make plans to visit some of the area’s top-rated attractions. A favorite among locals is the Discovery Museum. This science museum features fun and interactive exhibits for kids — and kids at heart. If you want even more family-friendly fun, be sure to visit the Acton Bowladrome & Arcade. This megaplex features bowling lanes, a giant arcade, and a retro burger restaurant.
Those who want to learn about nature should put the Acton Arboretum at the top of their to-do lists. Here you can explore the gardens, take a self-guided tour, and snap beautiful images. Also, plan a visit to Great Hill Recreation Area, NARA Park, and the Nagog Hill Conservation Area.


Acton is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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