The Town of Ware is centrally located in Massachusetts. Nestled in a valley, it is adjacent to the towns of Palmer, Warren, Hardwick and Belchertown.
Ware is easily accessed by either Route 9 or 32, or from exit 8 off the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt 90).
A part of Hampshire County, Ware has a population of just over 10,000 residents with a land area of 39.98 square miles. The elevation is 485 feet. The Quabbin Reservoir is nearby.
The community is served by a five-member Board of Selectmen with a full-time Town Manager and Open Town Meeting as its form of governance. Ware adopted a Town Charter in 2007.
Ware has a Kindergarten through Grade 12 school system located on one campus.
The tax rate is a single rate of $18.31 for FY2014.
Seasonally, the average New England low and high temperatures are:
January, low temperature average is 13°F.
July, high temperature average is 83°F.