Townsend (pop. 8926 in 2010) has an impressive new public library and senior center built with donated funds. The town is the home to two large state conservation areas and an extensive business district along its Main Street. Route 13, which bisects the town, is the main route connecting the Fitchburg, MA region in the south to the greater Nashua-Manchester, NH area to the north.
Official town website: http://www.townsend.ma.us/Pages/index