Erin Orchard was born and raised in Acton, Massachusetts, a small suburban town located in Middlesex County.
In 2015, Acton was recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 50 small towns to live in across the country, coming in at number 11.
With its close proximity to Boston, great education programs, parks, cultural institutions, and a friendly, welcoming community, Acton is a town that will always hold strong significance and meaning for Erin Orchard.
Listed below are some of the highlights and central aspects of the wonderful town of Acton.
The Acton Boxborough Regional School District runs five elementary schools, each offering different teaching philosophies to create a diversified education system. There is also the Raymond J. Grey Junior High School for grades 7 and 8 as well as Acton-Boxborough Regional High School for grades 9 through 12. The high school is ranked number 20 in the state and number 12 in STEM education.
The Discovery Museum
The Discovery Museum combines two separate science museums in order to reach out to children all of ages. The Children’s Discovery Museum is built for young toddlers and elementary school children and offers a number of hands-on, experiential exhibits. The Science Discovery Museum is designed for children from age six to teenagers with thematically based exhibits that coordinate to specific sciences so that children can make fun and interesting connections with what they are learning about in school.
Theatre III is a multi award-winning non profit volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the performing arts in the town of Acton and other neighboring communities. The theatre was founded in 1956 and continues to produce numerous plays and musicals throughout the year in the historical church building located on Central Street.
Though just a small New England town, Acton, Massachusetts offers a great sense of welcoming and community to both its residents and new visitors.