Hopkinton is well known for its strong school system and quality of our teachers. The town has a very active PTA and various support groups that keep provide ongoing support for the children. The commitment to support the schools systems is one reason why so many families with children choose to live in Hopkinton. In fact, Hopkinton ranks highest in the state with percentage of school age children relative to the total population.
Rural Beauty makes Hopkinton unique among towns located so close to metropolitan areas. Hopkinton has three large lakes, a Massachusetts Audubon Bird Sanctuary, a town forest, a town beach, a large state park, numerous trail systems, and many ball fields for various sports making it ideal for recreation and adventure for adults and children alike. The Hopkinton State Park offers facilities for swimming, boating, hiking, fishing and picnicking. The Whitehall State Park has a boat ramp, as well as a series of trails surrounding the lake. The town is committed to keeping the rural characteristics in balance with economic development.
Hopkinton also hosts the Metrowest YMCA which provides many programs for kids including summer camps, outdoor education, swim lessons, recreation, various community outreach and more.
A recent addition to the Town of Hopkinton is the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra which operates out of the high school. This is a group of talented professional and volunteer musicians that provide high quality programs that entertain, educate, and encourage audiences from all around the region.
The town is also fortunate to have its own theater group. Enter Stage Left enriches the lives of the people of Hopkinton and surrounding communities through its theatrical endeavors, offering a wide variety of artistic opportunities for individuals of all ages to express and hone in their creative talents.
Hopkinton has a Cultural Arts Alliance, an active, dynamic arts center offering arts shows, private music instruction, arts & crafts construction, children’s programs, and performances.
The town has three strong local media groups that thoroughly cover all the news to keep residents informed and up to speed on current events. The Hopkinton Independent newspaper goes out to all residents on a bi-weekly basis. Hopnews.com is a daily publication that allows you to scroll down pages chronologically and also has many topic-specific forums. HCAM is the town’s cable television station that is available on all the standard cable companies.