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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