Boxborough was incorporated in 1783 and currently has
approximately 5,500 residents (4,996 in 2010 Census). The town is west-northwest of Boston along Route 2, just west of Acton. I-495 goes through western Boxborough.
The MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line stops at South Acton station and Littleton station, each of which are within 6 miles of any resident in Boxborough. All trains stop at both stations.
Acton and Boxborough share a regional school district. There is 1 elementary school in Boxborough and 5 in Acton from which families can choose. The Junior High School and the High School are both in Acton on a common campus.