Worcester is a city located in Massachusetts, USA and is the
county seat of Worcester County. This city is situated 40 miles west of Boston,
the capital city of Massachusetts. The population of Worcester was 185,677 as
of 2017, making it the second most populous city in Massachusetts and the whole
of the New England States. Due to Worcester’s large population, it makes the
area an attractive destination for business travel professionals seeking
quality furnished apartments such as corporate housing.
Worcester has a rich vibrant history and can be traced back
to the 17th century. Daniel Gookin settled in the area in 1673, however, during
King Philip’s war the area was abandoned and then resettled in, in 1684. The
area was named Worcester after the English town which several of the settlers
had come from. A few years later the area was again abandoned due to the
attacked from the Indians, one of the original settlers returned to Worcester
in 1713 and since then the area has continuous developed. In recent decades,
Worcester’s downtown has brought much new investment and construction to the
city and therefore increasing the need for corporate accommodation and furnished
apartments in Worcester.
During the 19th century, Worcester was one of the most
powerful manufacturing centres in the whole of New England. Since then
manufacturing has declined and healthcare and education are now the largest
industries in Worcester, followed by manufacturing. Other popular industries in
Worcester are retail and trade. The three largest employers in the Worcester
are UMass Memorial Health Care, City of Worcester and the University of
Massachusetts Medical School. The central business district in Worcester is
located in downtown Worcester. There are many corporate housing options close
to downtown Worcester making them the perfect option for business travellers
coming to the city.
There are many things to do in Worcester and with a large
population of students, there is always something on in the city. One of the
most popular attraction is the Worcester Art Museum, which holds over 35,000
pieces of art which date back centuries to the present day. Other popular
attractions include Mechanics Hall, EcoTarium and The Hanover Theatre. Tourist
attractions are great for taking time out of your business day, there are many
furnished apartments a close range to many of these popular attractions.
Worcester is in a very central location of Massachusetts and
often referred to as the “heart of the commonwealth”. The city has excellent
transport links and is served by many highways. Interstate 290 runs down
through the city centre, Interstate 90 runs east to Boston. Worcester has many
intra-city bus services which provide links around the whole city and county.
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