Natick, a lively suburb in Eastern Massachusetts, sits 10 miles west of Boston. Natick is divided into four regions: Natick Center, South Natick, East Natick, and West Natick. Natick Center contains the major municipal buildings and serves as both the civic and cultural center of the town. In 2012, Natick Center became the 10th designated cultural district in the state and aims to attract and encourage artists, tourism, and business. It also is home to Walnut Hill School of the Arts, a premiere arts boarding school that focuses on educating students in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and writing. Many of the homes in Walnut Hill were built in a similar Victorian Fashion to the school. One of the highlights of South Natick is the Natick Community Organic Farm, a certified – organic farm that operates throughout the year with assistance from volunteers. Jennings Pond, located in East Natick, contains a variety of small cottages and cape style homes which sit on or close to the pond. West Natick borders the neighboring town of Framingham, who works together with Natick to maintain the retail district that they share on Route 9 which houses both Shopper’s World and the Natick Collection Mall. Natick has easy access to both Route 9 and the Massachusetts Turnpike which travel the length of the state east to west. Route 135 also runs through the town and on Patriots Day hosts 4 miles of the Boston Marathon.