Abington, Massachusetts is a small bedroom community. The town was famous as part of the shoe industry and, as recently as 1986, had a working dairy farm. Today, though the town's roots in manufacturing and agriculture have given way to a primarily residential community character, several small and medium size businesses flourish within the boundaries of the quiet town.
The town was founded in 1712 and although it has experienced substantial growth over the last several decades, the community retains a great deal of open space and a rural feeling. Residents are proud of the parks and recreation facilities, including Island Grove Pond and Park, The Dyer Museum, and Ames Nowell State Park.
In addition, the growth of the town has not diminished the local spirit. There are several active civic organizations; annual celebrations include everything from an enthusiastic St. Patrick's Day parade to a huge 4th of July celebration attracting thousands from the South Shore. Town facilities also include a municipal golf course. Abington is a stop on the MBTA's newly reactivated South Shore commuter rail line.
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