I found your story on the ten (10) most expensive houses in Hopkinton rather shallow.
Where are the affordable housing units promised years ago and that the town signed up for and has been receiving credit from the state? I thought we had 800 affordable housing units earmarked for Lumber St from Constitution Dr to the gun club. Not one shovel has hit the ground for these, yet we keep seeing McMansions going up all over town.
I have lived in this town for over 50 years and watched it go from sleepy, rural and farmland to over-privileged, high-end housing that no one on an average salary could possibly afford. Not to mention that these upper-income families move into town, supposedly for our “oh so wonderful” school system and then, when their kids graduate, they sell up and move out.
When are we going to see some housing units of reasonable size and actually affordable for young families? We are pricing our longtime residents out of town because they cannot afford the taxes on the overinflated property values created by these behemoths that are being built.
When are we going to have a town where people move in, set down roots and stay? We are nothing but a bedroom community for Boston and are quickly turning into a gentrified, overpriced snob zoned area.
Kathy Burns, Hopkinton Resident