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Located in the center of Massachusetts, between Boston and Springfield, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth." Known for offering both large and small cities with its affordable housing; quality public schools; many colleges and universities; access to diverse culture, sports, restaurants and entertainment; and reliable local and regional transportation, Worcester is known for Worcester Art Museum, Salisbury Mansion, College of the Holy Cross, Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. With a population of more than 182,000 and more than 35,000 college students, Worcester is the second largest city in New England.