Welcome to our neighborhood!

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Harvard Acres Homeowners Association (HAHA) has a volunteer-run Social Committee. The Social Committee collects elective dues annually to cover maintenance, insurance, and taxes for common land. We are happy to receive more or less based on personal means. We use surplus funds to host and promote social events, like the ice cream social and annual picnic.

This year, we are asking you to donate $50 per household. This money will ensure that our communal areas are kept clean and safe. We won’t tackle any significant initiatives this year, but we are building up our funds to fully resurface the tennis courts when the time comes.

You can pay online via PayPal using the following link:

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You can also pay your dues by check mailed to HAHA, 361 Harvard Road, Stow, MA 01775. Thank you for paying dues!

While we mail our printed newsletter out only once a year, over the summer we send out more regular communications via our email newsletter so make sure to sign up!

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We Need Your Help

All of the HAHA activities are run by volunteers. If you’d like to contribute time for new community-building activities, we can help you make them happen. New ideas (like pickleball) are always welcome!

Join the social committee to see how you can foster this community with us, or email us about your next great neighborhood event: socialcommittee@harvardacres.com

Calling HAHA high schoolers! Are you looking for community service hours? We are looking for some folks with strong backs, arms, ideas, and work ethics! Let us know.

Tennis Court Resurfacing

In 2022, we hired a professional to fill the cracks and imperfections so we can continue to use the courts safely while we build the funds to resurface. Resurfacing is a substantial undertaking that will cost upwards of $20,000 and we will need to get this done in the next 4-5 years. We do not yet have the funds in our savings to cover this critical investment.

Please consider an additional donation to help us reach our goal more quickly.

2024 Treasurer’s Report

2023 2022 2021
Income (includes tennis lessons) $5,905 $6,815 $4,662
  Taxes $745 $613 $2,194
  Insurance $250 $250 $250
  Common Land Maintenance $0 $6,860 $0
  Other (includes Newsletter, Website) $436 $1,109 $567
  Socials (June-Oct) $652 $166 $142
  Sports Lessons $2,045 $1,650 $1,275
Total Expenses $4,128 $10,648 $4,428
Income-Expenses $1,777 $-3,833 $233

2024 Newsletter

Read it online here.

Parcel Donation

On January 26th, 2021, the Stow Board of Selectmen voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the acceptance of donated land for conservation purposes at Map R5, Parcel 22, Harvard Acres Open Space off Conant Drive and acceptance of pedestrian easement across Map R5, Parcel 24. Information about the steps leading to donation of parcel R-5-22 can be found here.

You can also find neighborhood discussions on the following sites: Facebook Google Groups Nextdoor


For those of you new to the neighborhood — welcome to Harvard Acres! Our neighborhood includes about 200 homes and common land on Conant Drive (including the tennis and basketball courts).

Harvard Acres Map

The Harvard Acres Homeowners Association (HAHA) collects voluntary annual dues to cover the taxes, insurance, and maintenance of the common land, as well as family friendly activities within our neighborhood community.

The HAHA Social Committee is a group of neighborhood volunteers who meet annually to organize events and help maintain the common area.

Harvard Acres Common Land on Conant Drive

The 300 acres of land that is now Harvard Acres was once a dairy farm, which was owned and operated by the Otto Stein family for almost 60 years. Development of Harvard Acres began in the late 1960s and continued through the early 1980s. Here is an original brochure for the neighborhood:

Harvard Acres Brochure

Harvard Acres (western side) circa 1970

The above aerial photo depicts the western side of the neighborhood circa 1970. The Delaney project had not been completed when this photo was taken. The photo shows the west end of Kirkland Drive, and Conant Drive is running across at the top. Also notice that the pond beyond the tennis courts had not been completed at this point.


Upcoming events for 2024

April 28:  Garlic Mustard Pulling Party
June 15:  Pickleball Tournament
June 24-28:  Backyard Sports Camp
July 4:  Independence Day Bike Parade
July 22-26:  Backyard Sports Camp
August 12-16:  Tennis Lessons
September 21:  Annual Picnic

See the annual newsletter for additional details and contact info for the above events.