The history of Auburn began with the first permanent settlers in 1722. The community primarily remained a farming town during most of the 19th century, however improved transportation and industrial expansion in Worcester created a commuting population. The commuters instigated suburban clusters grown and spread through streetcar service. Although the watermills making yarn and textiles still operated fostering a strong farming element, much of the remaining agricultural land was subdivided and developed after World War II. Through this development, Auburn became home to its present population, which lives in town but goes elsewhere to work.
Nearby Worcester, the seat of Worcester County is on a series of hills overlooking the Blackstone River. Worcester is the state's second-largest city after Boston and an important manufacturing, insurance, and transportation center. Worcester is noted for its fine educational and cultural facilities, home to the headquarters of the American Antiquarian Society, with a research library specializing in Americana; the Worcester Art Museum, with a wide-ranging collection of Western and Asian art; and the Worcester Historical Museum, emphasizing the city's industrial achievements. Also of interest are the Higgins Armory, a museum of arms and armor, and the EcoTarium, with collections on the biological and physical sciences.
A manufacturing and innovation giant for 200 years, Worcester's landscape blends industry with community-oriented neighborhoods and inviting green spaces. Worcester boasts one of the finest urban school systems in New England and one of the lowest serious crime rates in the country. With an enviable mix of old and new, Worcester is one of just two communities nationwide to have been recognized as an All-America City a record five times. Additionally, nearby Boston is one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most culturally significant large cities in the United States. Its economy is based on education, health care, finance, and technology.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and historical opportunities, the friendly people or the beautiful natural scenery, Auburn affords a quality of life second to none. The combination of small town charm within a short distance of clean and lively downtowns make Auburn a great place to call home.
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