Dover is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,558.
Located about 15 miles due west of Boston, Dover is a residential town nestled on the south banks of the Charles River. Almost all of the residential zoning requires one acre or larger. As recently as the early 1960's, 75% of its annual town budget was allocated to snow removal as it is one of the very few towns in Massachusetts which has no state highways going through it. Dover was founded in 1836.
Dover shares its highly ranked public school system with the town of Sherborn. In addition to Sherborn, Dover is bordered by the towns of Natick, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Westwood, Walpole, and Medfield.
For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Dover, please see the article Dover (CDP), Massachusetts.
Web Sites and Links
Charles River SchoolCo-educational school for grades Pre-K through Eight. Information on admissions, programs, and available resources.
Chickering SchoolProvides school calendar, lunch menu, and general information.
Dover WebOffers information about town government, community, and services.
Dover Community Profile (Boston.com)Includes statistics on local population, taxes, and schools.
Dover Montessori SchoolOffers school philosophy and history for preschool and kindergarten-age children.
Dover Parks and RecreationInformation on programs, seasonal activities, and registration.
Dover Town LibraryProvides information on services, catalog search, and monthly events calendar.
Most Precious Blood of Jesus ParishMission statement, Mass schedule, and contact information.
The Town of DoverOfficial community news and event information, printable forms, and meeting minutes.
TownstuffListings of industries, retailers, and organizations.