Groton, MA

Groton, which has long been known for its private schools, is a quiet suburban town with an expanding commercial area. It’s a diverse town, with both old historic homes and new condo developments. With its easy access to Boston, Portsmouth, and New Hampshire, Groton is an attractive community in which to live. Students attend local elementary schools and go to the Groton-Dunstable Regional middle and high schools. Population: 10,873 (2012 town census).

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