About Metro West
MetroWest is a cluster of cities and towns lying west of Boston and east of Worcester, in the US state of Massachusetts. The name was coined in the 1980s by a local newspaper.
While regional definitions vary, the MetroWest Economic Research Center at Framingham State College defines MetroWest as the nine towns of:
representing a total population of approximately 184,000. With the exception of Southborough, in Worcester County, the towns of MetroWest are part of Middlesex County.
The 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership calls the region the "Arc of Innovation" because it is home to many of Massachusetts' largest and fastest growing companies. In addition to the nine towns mentioned above, 23 other municipalities are included in the 495/MetroWest Corridor as defined by the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership: