Located in Central Massachusetts, Devens is a 4,400 acre mixed-use community and an award winning model for military base reuse. After serving as the U.S. Army’s New England headquarters for 79 years, Fort Devens was closed in 1996. With financial support from the Commonwealth, MassDevelopment purchased the property and is redeveloping Devens into a sustainable and diverse mixed-use community. Today, Devens features 65 businesses, 21 nonprofits, and 13 governmental entities that collectively employ more than 3,200 workers. With nearly 2,100 acres of open space and recreation land, Devens offers unique opportunities for active and passive recreation. Carefully planned progress and a multitude of first-class amenities have made Devens a popular place to live, work, and play.