Home Listings in Dracut, MA.
Dracut, MA is bordered on the north by the state of New Hampshire, and on the south by the Merrimack River. Its location on the river provides many opportunities for beautiful scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities. Dracut is a community that prides itself on it’s historical industries of agriculture, fishing, lumbering and milling, and seeks to preserve that heritage. Several former mill buildings have already been redeveloped into housing and commercial space, retaining their original facade and charm. Dracut’s history is a rich combination of American history and Native American tradition. Pre American settlement, Dracut was an important hunting and fishing ground for the Pennacook Indians.
Modern day Dracut is a great place to raise a family with an comprehensive city recreation department and plenty of athletics and games for little ones. Adults may want to get involved with the Historical, Agricultural, Open Space or Preservation Commissions – each a great way to partake in both the history and the future of the town! Those considering making Dracut their home should learn about the Open Town Meeting Governance, which allows for any registered voter to participate in town business at given times.
As of the 2010 census, Dracut’s population was 29,257. Convenient to several major highways including Interstate 93, Interstate 495 and U.S. Route 3, Dracut is an easy commute to several other nearby towns. It is connected to Boston via a bus and commuter rail line.