Groveland was founded in 1850 and is located in the Essex County. During the 20th century Groveland changed from an agricultural community to one that is almost completely residential neighborhoods.
Groveland has open town meetings which residents note as “the fairest form of town government” as well as an excellent elementary school system which was independent until recently and is now a regional school district.
The townspeople are proud of their schools, friendliness of the town and recreational facilities along the Merrimack River.
Groveland has many State parks that support baseball and soccer fields, picnic areas and playgrounds as well as river boating facilities that are heavily used by residents.
A long time local official once stated in describing the community “you don’t feel like a stranger here!”