- Easy access to Mass Pike, Rt 128 and Rt 495.
- Most people don’t want to take time out of their day to drive to the next town to grocery shop or to grab some lunch …
- Restaurants in town: Foodies will love the many, varied fare and price points, some deliver, plenty of parking.
- Shopping in town: Many small boutique, specialty stores in town but no big box stores. Those are nearby in Natick, Framingham and Marlborough. The shopping mecca of the Natick Collection/Shopper’s World is less than 15 minutes away.
- Grocery Stores in town: Sudbury Farms and Shaws, Whole Foods and Stop & Shop in Wayland, Trader Joe’s nearby in Framingham.
"Excellent police force, extremely low crime rate."
- Lots of local concerts, sporting events, theaters & amenities
- Excellent library facility includes on-line reservations & downloads of e-books
- Commuter rail stations nearby: For South Station closest is Framingham.
- For North Station closest is Acton. For Green Line closest is Riverside in Newton. Express bus to Logan airport in Framingham.
- Although the school system is highly ranked (Boston Magazine ranks it high and the schools have earned recognition multiple times in U.S. News & World Report for college readiness), it doesn’t come across as the pressure-cooker that Lexington and Brookline are. Many parents I have talked with say it delivers “as advertised”.
- Lots of great community organizations – both civic and social
- A medium-density population with large lot sizes… ¾ to 1 acre minimum zoning, smaller lots grandfathered, up to 5 acre zoning in historic wayside inn district
- Schools belong to the Metco program, exposing the kids to diversity.
"Gleaming new/renovated schools built when State assistance was high."
- Low town debt load and high bond rating.
- Home to many fitness centers, yoga studios, hair and nail salons, and larger organized indoor/outdoor sporting facilities.
- Summer farmer’s markets, CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) with different levels of commitment, community gardens and the Sudbury Grange with it’s educational programs.
- A wide choices of houses of worship nearby in almost any religion you practice
- Oldest continuously-running Town Meeting
- Robust senior center with many programs, activities and opportunities for active seniors.
- No commuter rail station/public transportation to speak of in town.
- Housing tends toward larger size homes and prices are high.
- There definitely is a lack of walk-ability here.
- High taxes
- No town curbside trash pickup. You can pay for pick up or use the transfer/recycling station.
- There is a lack of socioeconomic diversity.
- There are restrictions on livestock ownership.