U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center

USAG-Natick, United States Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command
10 General Greene Avenue, Natick, MA 01760

Weather/Climate

In Natick, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 82°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 90°F.

 

The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 2 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 82°F and low of 63°F. The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 2 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 45°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 19°F and high of 35°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 8.8 months, from March 19 to December 12, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on June 15. The drier season lasts 3.2 months, from December 12 to March 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 23% on January 29.

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Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in Natick is 5% higher than the Massachusetts average and 38% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Natick, MA, the city’s goods and services are 7% higher than the Massachusetts average and 29% higher than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area

Natick, Massachusetts is a medium-sized town with many parks, shopping areas, and restaurants to enjoy.  The vibrant downtown area has many family-friendly activities to explore and the Boston Metropolitan area is only 23 miles east of base.

 

Some points of interest include Natick Mall, Lake Waban, Arlekin Players Theater, Lookout Farm, Boston Whale Watching Tours, New England Aquarium, Fenway Park, Sam Adams Brewery, Revere Beach, and Cape Cod.

Events

Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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Apple Orchard
Boston Harbor