Updated: Jan 17, 2021
Worcester, Ma is about 47 miles away from Boston (according to my google maps), however depending on where in Worcester you are it can be as little as a 45 minute drive. My oh my! Look how far I have come around to actually liking this city. For starters, Covid aside, the live music scene is pretty on point if you ask me. You can go see anything live from Hip Hop, R&B, EDM, Rock, and so much more.
If you have been following my posts, then you know that one I am not a journalist, and two I am a big foody. Worcester has so many great restaurants and I believe that outside of the college, and medical practices, the variety of food it Worcesters calling card. My favorite place is called the Hang Over Pub, everything is made with bacon. Try out the bacon filled donut with maple bacon ice cream (to die for). Any kind of food that you desire there is 4.9-5 star restaurant.
Worcester has a very diverse population, and also it is very diverse in income and occupation. It is a very blue collar city, but has one of the top medical schools in the country. The accents scream Boston, but traveling within the county, or near by suburbs, it says Northampton or Amherst.
If you are looking for a fixer upper or want to invest in some real-estate , than Worcester is probably a wonderland for you. It is still a place within the boston limits, that is somewhat affordable. There are plenty of buildings and property that have a lot to offer.
Shrewsburry Ma, is right next to Worcester and is actually a nice little town, home to nice apartments and condos such as the Commons at Haynes Farms, Audubon, and Imperial Village Apartments.
Driving around in Worcester can be a nightmare, but the public transportation during the school year is pretty good.