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Around Acton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Boston. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southeast of Acton. Boston has a population of 692,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Worcester. It is located about 24 miles [ km] to the southwest of Acton and has a population of 185,000 people.

For comparison, Acton has a population of 23,500 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Acton.<2>

  • Baker Bridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Baker Bridge [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Acton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker Bridge
  • Bedford [Middlesex County]
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    • Bedford [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,053 people
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  • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
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    • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
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  • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County]
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    • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Acton
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  • Carlisle [Middlesex County]
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    • Carlisle [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,231 people
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  • Concord [Middlesex County]
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    • Concord [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Acton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,765 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Littleton Common [Middlesex County]
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      • Littleton Common [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Acton
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    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
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      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lower Village [Middlesex County]
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      • Lower Village [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maynard [Middlesex County]
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      • Maynard [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,288 people
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    • North Sudbury [Middlesex County]
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      • North Sudbury [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Acton
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    • Stow [Middlesex County]
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      • Stow [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stow
    • Village of Nagog Woods [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Nagog Woods
      • Village of Nagog Woods [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Nagog Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Nagog Woods
    • West Concord [Middlesex County]
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      • West Concord [Middlesex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Acton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Concord
    • Westford [Middlesex County]
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      • Westford [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Acton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,276 people
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For more communities neighboring Acton, please visit our County-by-County Page for Acton.

Middlesex County ...

Acton is located in Middlesex County<4>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Middlesex County: Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester & Hillsborough (NH).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acton ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Acton.

Airports Near Acton ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<5> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Acton and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Acton.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Mentions & References for Acton

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

The official website for Acton: www.town.acton.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Acton.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ActonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4851, Longitude: -71.4328       In this case, the coordinates for Acton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Acton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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