Lunenburg is a quaint New England community located in Central Massachusetts in northern Worcester County. It has a small-town feel with a strong sense of community. Living here means you’re within minutes from the area’s major highways leading to Worcester, Boston, and Nashua, New Hampshire. Occupying a land area of approximately 26.4 miles, the Town is located about 43 miles from Boston, it is bordered on the west by the Town of Ashby and the City of Fitchburg, on the south by the Town of Lancaster and the City of Leominster, on the east by the Town of Shirley, and on the north by the Town of Townsend. You can work and play in the city, but come home to your small, friendly community. There are many family-oriented services in Lunenburg according to the Lunenburg Real Estate Guide, including a great school district and low crime, making this a perfect town to raise a family.
Lunenburg was first settled by Europeans in 1718 and was officially incorporated in 1728. Fun fact — the town was named after King George II of Great Britain, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
Lunenburg’s downtown has restored and maintained many of its historic buildings, including the 1724 Cushing House (the oldest), the 1730 Stillman Stone House, and three significant institutional buildings built before 1850: the town hall (a former Unitarian church), the Congregational church, and the Methodist church.
The Lunenburg Real Estate Guide says that for more than one hundred years Lunenburg was home of Whalom Park, established in 1893 by the Fitchburg & Leominster Street Railway as a traditional, English-style park of gardens and walking paths. When it closed its doors in 2000, Whalom was the 13th oldest amusement park in the United States, as well as the second-oldest trolley park in the world.
The mission of the Public School District in Lunenburg is to provide all students with the skills, confidence, and passion for life-long learning so that they may find their own paths to successful careers, active citizenship, and rewarding lives. The public schools in Lunenburg are the Lunenburg Primary School, Turkey Hill Elementary School, Lunenburg Middle School, and Lunenburg High School. According to the Lunenburg Real Estate Guide, Lunenburg High School recently received National Banner recognition for meeting/achieving national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy, and respect. Way to go, Lunenburg High!
Applewild School, established in 1957, is a private, independent co-educational day school for grades Preschool – 8th grade located in Fitchburg, MA. Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the town and surrounding communities located in Fitchburg, MA.
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