Established in 1725, Easton’s industrial history is most noted for the production of shovels by the Ames Shovel Company. The Ames family shaped Easton’s economy, geography, and architecture by providing shovels to the Union Pacific Railroad, which opened up the west, and donating landmark buildings to the town. The 29.04 square-mile town offers higher education at Stonehill College and recreational activities at Borderland State Park and Militia Park.
Easton has been voted one of CNN Money Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Live and one of the 50 Safest Towns in Massachusetts! With one of the best public-school systems in Massachusetts, access to miles of public trails and spaces and proximity to some of the premiere higher education institutions on the South Coast, Easton is an ideal place to open a new business and succeed.