9 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near Boston Where Life Is Still Simple

Sometimes we all want to step back from the hectic pace of life and visit a place where time seems to move a little slower. These small towns are within easy driving distance of Boston, but each has an atmosphere so different from the city that you’ll feel like you’ve traveled much further. So next time the world feels overwhelming, head to these nine Massachusetts towns where you can switch from a stride to a slow mosey and savor each moment.

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How many of these charming spots have you visited? What’s your favorite small town near Boston?