Avon is considered to be a prestigious community located along Route 24, approximately twenty miles south of Boston. The combination of good highway access and a positive attitude toward economic growth and development in the community has enabled the town to develop as a major employment center in the South Shore area. The Avon Industrial Park, which has developed over the past 10 years, contains 127 firms that employ over 3,600 persons in a variety of occupations. A recent expansion of the Industrial Park has made more sites available for development. The Industrial Park location is proximate to Route 24 and separate from nearby residential areas.