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Why We Love Worcester

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. Fueled by a $500 million downtown development project and its bustling Canal District, Worcester is experiencing an economic and physical transformation. New retail, restaurants, and residential spaces have invigorated the city and its residents.

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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.

How Do You Pronounce ‘Worcester’?

Named for a city in England, Worcester was incorporated in 1722. People have been mispronouncing it ever since. Learn how people pronounce “Worcester” nowadays. Students, faculty, and staff demonstrate.

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