Other cities in the 508 area code include: New Bedford, Fall River, Westport, Lawrence, Framingham, Waltham, Taunton, Barnstable, Hyannis, Mashpee, Osterville, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Seekonk, Salem, Beverly, Fitchburg, Marlborough, Franklin, Wrentham, Gloucester, Needham, Milford, Billerica, Southbridge, Webster, Acton, Andover, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Nantucket, Plymouth, Middleboro, Wayland, Whitinsville, Northborough, Oxford, Medfield, Walpole, Spencer, Bellingham, Foxboro, Harwich, Millis, Westborough, Falmouth, Sagamore Beach, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Buzzards Bay, Upton, Westford, Provincetown, Norton, Swansea, North Falmouth, Hopkinton, Douglas, Rutland, Brewster, Dennis, North Brookfield, Vineyard Haven, Sturbridge, Dover, Orleans, Chatham, Marion, Edgartown, Assonet, Blackstone, Boylston, Carver, Charlton, Chilmark, Dighton, Grafton, Holden, Holliston, Leicester, Medway, Millbury, Natick, Needham Heights, North Easton, Oakham, Rehoboth, Rochester, Shrewsbury, South Walpole, Uxbridge, and Wellfleet.
Nickname(s): See Boston nicknamesMotto: Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis (Latin) "As God was with our fathers, so may He be with us"Boston (pronounced Listen i / ˈ b ɒ s t ən / BOSS -tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km 2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.7 million people in 2014 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. Alternately, as a Combined Statistical Area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest as such in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the original peninsula. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing over 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), first subway system, the Tremont Street Subway (1897), and first public park, Boston Common (1634).The area's many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship with nearly 2,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.
Auburn is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 16.188 at the 2010 census.
Worcester / ˈ w ʊ s t ər / WUUSS -tər local pronunciation / ˈ w ᵻ s t ə / is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the mass-produced Valentine's Day card was invented in the city. Worcester was considered its own region for centuries; however, with the encroachment of Boston's suburbs in the 1970s after the construction of Interstate 495 and Interstate 290, it now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Providence (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or Greater Boston. The city features many examples of Victorian-era mill architecture.
The 508 area code lies within the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (or EDT). The current time in Eastern Daylight Time is 1:46 AM on Apr 19, 2021.