Welcome to Hopkinton
The Town of Hopkinton was established in 1715 and gains widespread media attention each year in April when the internationally known Boston Marathon is run. Runners from all over the world gather on Main Street to begin their 26-mile run in what is always a colorful and exciting event. In an unusual welcoming gesture, the Board of Selectmen writes a letter to each new resident describing Hopkinton’s facilities and programs and urging them to involve themselves in Town affairs as part of “warm and friendly Hopkinton”.
The town has no shortage of public and private recreational facilities including Hopkinton State Park, Whitehall State Park, the Town beach on Lake Maspenock, fishing, tennis courts, playgrounds, the Hopkinton Country Club, and the YMCA. Annual Cultural events include the Hopkinton Polyarts Festival, Fourth of July parade and bonfire, and the summer concert series on the Town Common. The Town is proud of its community-supported educational system, its new, expanded, recycling facility, and its leaf composting program. Hopkinton's population in 2020 was 18,758.
Hopkinton School District was ranked within the top 5% of all 401 school districts in Massachusetts for the 2018-2019 school year, according to publicschoolreview.com, and was ranked #7 in Best Public High Schools in Massachusetts by Niche Media.