Sherborn is a small, semi-rural community (pop. 4,500) located about 18 miles southwest of Boston.
Settled in 1652 and incorporated in 1674, the town is proud of its rural heritage, which is evident in active farms and orchards, winding tree-lined roads, and also preserved in forest and other extensive public lands (open space comprises more than 50% of the land area). Sherborn is recognized as being a unique and desirable community in metrowest Boston, and is truly a quality of life gem -- excellent local schools, abundant opportunities in pursuing higher education, easy access to major new England cities, and proud and protective of its natural resources and beauty amidst one of the country's leading high-tech regions. Residents of Sherborn exhibit a high degree of volunteerism and community participation. The commitments to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness characterize the community's values today, as they have for more than 300 years.