Transit Oriented

Home to two MBTA commuter rail stops that lead right into Boston’s North Station, the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority’s regional bus system and the Fitchburg Municipal Airport.

Educated Population

Offering an educated and skilled workforce from Fitchburg State University, nearby Mount Wachusett Community College and Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Manufacturing Center

Since the Industrial Revolution, Fitchburg has been and continues to be an industrial center for northern Worcester County.

Affordable Real Estate

With some of the lowest and best tax rates in the Commonwealth, Fitchburg has a dual tax rate coupled with affordable real estate opportunities.

Fitchburg at a Glance

The city of Fitchburg is a community steeped in tradition and pride with an old-fashioned, New England Yankee sensibility.  One of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ early mill-towns, Fitchburg has always had an independent streak, first with its founding and incorporation, then throughout the centuries as a bustling mill community, and today as a fledgling arts community. Not without scars from its growing pains, followed by the collapse of the mills, and then shadowed by the decline of its downtown, Fitchburg is a resilient community in the early stages of a renaissance.

Fitchburg is located 25 miles northwest of Worcester, 46 miles from Boston, and 211 miles from New York City.

Today, the City’s population totals 40,768 according the American Community Survey.

It is surrounded by the towns of Lunenburg, Leominster, Westminster, Ashby, and Ashburnham.

There are 2 MBTA Commuter Rail Line Stops—one in the downtown corridor, the other in West Fitchburg.

Fitchburg is comprised of 28.1 square miles and is said to be the second hilliest community in the United States; second only to San Francisco.

Part of the Montachusett Area Regional Transit (MART) bus system.
The Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority and Meagen Donoghue, their Executive Director, have been an indispensable resource for Hollis Hills Farm as a business in Fitchburg throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. The aid and expertise they were able to offer us as a small business during this time was crucial. Meagen was very helpful and enjoyable to work with.

Jim Litanzi

Owner, Hollis Hills Farm

Just thought I would take a minute to inform all those interested that the FRA is really a friend of the business community. They under the leadership of Meagan Donoghue have during this pandemic reached out to the small businesses in this city and offered tangible help in order to aid in our survival. They practice what they preach, and we small businesses know we have friends in the FRA.

Bill Gamache

Owner, The Family Cafe

As a quasi-public agency, The Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority plays a crucial role in the transformative development that is happening in our city. Armed with an array of municipal tools, the Redevelopment Authority brings statutory powers to the table, that the City otherwise would not be capable of. The City of Fitchburg has an excellent relationship with the FRA, and we look forward to the continued collective growth in our city!

Stephen L. DiNatale

Mayor – City of Fitchburg

Without the FRA as our first project partner, the re-development of 35 Main St. in Fitchburg MA, likely would not have happened.  We needed a local partner that understood the complexities of redevelopment within a struggling economic environment.  The FRA was supportive of our redevelopment vision form the very beginning and still continues to be that partner today!

Matthew Fournier

President - Elite Construction and Design, Inc.

The FRA has been a partner to our business every step of the way.  They have been instrumental in helping us open and grow.  It is a pleasure to work with them.

Jackie Cullen

Owner – River Styx Brewing

Meagan and the FRA have been instrumental in bringing food trucks to Fitchburg. Not only have they provided space, but have been instrumental in planning and executing our festivals. It's refreshing to do business with people who genuinely care about their city.

Mark Gallant

Central Mass Food Truck Alliance

With the FRA's support we are now able to begin development of a park dedicated to Fitchburg's role in the Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Movements.  The Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority understands and embraces the idea that it is strong partnerships between residents, investors and businesses that fuel the changes we all want to see in our City.  On behalf of the Friends of Fitchburg Abolitionist Park, Thank You!

David Thibault-Munoz

Co-President – Friends of the Fitchburg Abolitionist Park

Meagen and the FRA have been very instrumental in the City of Fitchburg.  She is a true advocate for our community.

Cheryl A. Gaudreau

Regional Business Advisor, SVP – Enterprise Bank

The FRA has welcomed and supported our Registry offices since 2005. Great staff, great landlord, and a pleasure to work with!

Kathleen Reynolds Daigneault

Register – North County Registry of Deeds

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