Conveniently located between Providence and Boston, the town of Foxboro delivers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy sports, cultural activities, or the great outdoors, the town provides access to most any favorite pastime. The town is situated near the intersection of I-95 and 495, providing a direct route to events and entertainment to the north or south.
Foxboro is best known for Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team. This state of the art complex hosts a multitude of exciting concerts and events throughout the year. Located in the same plaza as the stadium is the Patriot Place market center, which provides a perfect spot to spend an afternoon filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment. For the outdoor enthusiast, the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest covers 1,027 acres, including 23 miles of scenic trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding, or cross country skiing. The town also has a devoted cultural community which enjoys the live performances, art house movies, and film festivals of The Orpheum Theater, home of the Bay Colony Productions community theater company. Most importantly, the town provides picturesque suburban living with easy access to both Providence and Boston, making this an ideal area for growing families and young professionals alike.
Foxboro was composed of small neighborhood communities until the early 1900s. These included Foxvale/Paineburgh, which remained semi-independent until the mid-twentieth century; Quaker Hill in South Foxboro; and Lakeview/Donkeyville in West Foxboro.