(n) second-largest city in Massachusetts. Not much to see from the highway, but the city actually has some beautiful old neighborhoods, affordable housing, good schools, and a comparatively low crime rate. It is also a no-frills industrial wasteland, very Lovecraftian in parts. Famed for its diners, punk scene and attitude. Nobody here wants to hear any crap from YOU, understand? good. Dollah-fifty.
For what I would have paid for closet space inside 128, I bought a primo three-decker in Worcester, and I'm letting the other tenants pay my mortgage.
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The second largest city in Massachussetts. Historically a mill town and source of industry, Worcester is trying to re-invent itself and attract culture. It will be interesting if it manages to do so before Boston co-opts it as a 'bedroom community'. There are many great restaurants here, a good music scene, the Worcester Art Museum, the Higgins Armory Museum, nine colleges (UMass, WPI, Assumption, for example), several nice parks, some industry and biotech, etc. Like Boston, there are places you don't want to go after dark alone. (esp. Main South) Unlike Boston, you're not living on ramen and ketchup to make rent, and you have to work a little at finding something fun to do. You decide. I've never seen a garbage storm. Also historically known as Wormtown, known to friends as Woosta!
Realtor: You know, Boston is less than an hour away! Out of state person thinks: Really? Cool! Person who lives in/near Worcester thinks: Yeah, but the commute in the morning takes almost two hours, depending on when you start! Or you could take the commuter rail, and hope they've fixed the lateness problem...
Hey, you ever been to the 111 Chop House, Opia 1541, or Zipangos in Woosta! ?
by A Worcester transplant December 15, 2004
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A perfect city, if your definition of perfect is synonymous with shitty.

If Worcester was the target of a nuclear attack, I can't imagine anyone outside of the blast zone actually caring that it was gone.
You've never been to Worcester?! Think of all the depressing shades of gray you could see there!
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SO FOLLOWS A WORCESTER MAN'S DEFINITION:

See, here's how the shit goes. Worcester is in the middle MA, There are 52 elementary schools (Tatnuck sucks), 4 middle schools (Sullivan, East, Burncoat, and Forest Grove The first 3 kick Forest Grove's ass on a daily basis), and 4 high schools (South, Burncoat, North, and Doherty). Though some people don't appriciate Worcester, it kicks more ass than Jet Li, Jakie Chan, and all those other asian dudes combined. Though South is the best, 2 of the best local bands (Bury Your Dead Victory Records and Four Year Strong I Surrender Records) were both from Doherty. Most --If not all-- high school sports games take place at Foley Stadium, which has several ill-legitamit entrances that haven't been fixed in the recent renevations (hallaluja). If you watch these entrances during games you can see people sneaking in.

FUN FACTS-
Worcester...
Is the first city to have 3-deckers
Is known for it's accent (dropping "R"s, droping "g"'s at the ends of words)
Is the city where birth control was invented
Is the city where heppatitus-a mutated into Heppatitus-b
Was a crucial point in the womens'rights movement
Boasts low prices on almost anything (Houses for the price of boston appartments, cronic for $5 a gram according to Cody)
(Though I've only seen them in the tatnuck magnet school yard) is the home of many garbage storms

People that are just passing through Worcester on there way somewhere else and talk shit about worcester while there there ussually don't ussually reach there destination.

One favorite location of Worcester is historic South Community High School. Many people speculate as to the reson for the schools design (Many large concrete rooms pods containing uppwards of 10 classrooms using dividerers as classrooms). Some think that it was built like this so that multiple classes could be taught by a single teacher, others say that it was designed by a hippie from california and that that's how they had built schools in california at the time.
Shane from Silverstien at The Paladium: It's really great to be her in Worster- that's how you pronounce it right- Worster? Worcester, Worchester? Woosta --Woostah--Woostah. Okay then, Woostah.
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A dumpy city in the middle of Massachusetts that was once a hub of industrial activity and commerce. Now it is the home of shifty characters, rotting three-deckers, and unique garbage storms. Anyone with the money to move out eventually does, unless they are an idiot.
A visitor to Worcester would be ill-advisted to walk down Main Street after dark, unless they are looking for a beating or third-rate prostitute with AIDS.
by K. W. Mahon January 22, 2004
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Worcester is a mid-sized city in central MA. Worcester is best described as a city that has all the things you don't want in your city(i.e. crime, bad schools, bad roads, filthy industrial areas, numerous liberal arts colleges etc), and none of the things you do want in your city (i.e. nice restaurants, safe parks, culture, a downtown, something to do, etc). If you want to get an idea for what Worcester looks like, drive into a major city. There's a good chance you'll find yourself driving through a run down urban neighborhood that has an alarming number of sketchy looking take out places, far more bars than one would think could stay open and an uncomfortable urge to lock your doors. Imagine an area the size of a city like this. Toss in a dozen or so colleges, a few industrial areas, a couple sketchy parks and a "downtown" consisting of a half-dozen medium sized office buildings and an alarming number of drug dealers. Congrats, you're picturing Worcester.

Now all this doesn't necessarily add up to a bad thing, far from it. Worcester can actually be a wonderful place to live for some people. The key to being happy in Worcester is knowing what's wonderful about it and not minding what kinda sucks about it. If you're the kind of person who loves cheap and dirty apartments, cheap and dirty bars, cheap and dirty restaurants (especially diners, Worcester literally invented them), and cheap and dirty college students, well Worcester is just perfect for you.
"You live in Worcester?! Are you crazy?"

"Why not? There's three good pizza places, two good chinese places, eight bars and thirty seven dorm buildings within walking distance of my dirt cheap apartment."
by puck0130 April 07, 2010
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