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Worcester is a midsize city with big-city rhythms and spirit. This is a place of energy, opportunity, and attitude that you’ll want to explore, then make your own. It doesn’t matter where you’re from — stay here long enough and you’d swear you’re home.

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Worcester’s location in the heart of New England means it’s easy to get to — and launch from. Within about an hour’s drive you can be hiking New Hampshire’s Mt. Monadnock, cheering on the Red Sox at Fenway Park, or diving into the surf off the shores of Rhode Island. In a little over three hours, you can be standing in Times Square. Just choose where you want to go, then get going.

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Where we live

Our Neighborhood

Clark is proud to be located in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, a richly diverse and tightly knit community that has reimagined itself thanks to a dynamic partnership between the University and the city. Our students are not just visitors to Main South — they are participants, contributors, and good neighbors.

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The place to be

Canal District

This booming area has evolved into one of the city’s hippest hangouts, a place to hear great music, enjoy ethnic food, and experience the good times Worcester has to offer. A stone’s throw from Clark, the Canal District is a treat to visit during daylight hours, but the fun really starts after dark.

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On the menu

Shrewsbury Street

Everybody’s gotta eat, and Shrewsbury Street is where you’ll find exactly what you’re craving. Worcester’s “Restaurant Row” boasts more than 40 establishments whose offerings range from fine-dining to ethnic cuisine to diner meat loaf, all within 1.5 delicious miles. Bring your appetite.

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Worcester’s renaissance

CitySquare

Worcester’s downtown is undergoing a transformation thanks to the CitySquare project, a $500 million reimagining of the central district that has brought new retail, restaurants, and residential spaces into the city’s hub — with much more to come.

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