Massachusetts Travel >>> North Easton MA
Exploring Historic, Quaint North Easton Village MA
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall
Article and photos by Eric H.
MA, exudes a
quaint, quintessential, historic, village-like New
England feel. This appealing southwest suburban Boston neighborhood,
the beautiful Town of Easton, features old-fashioned shops and
businesses, a concentration of big, old Colonial and
Victorian homes, appealing tree-lined side streets and majestic
churches that date back to another era.
The Easton Historical Society is located in the former Old Colony Railway Station
Ames Free Public Library
Along with the historic Ames buildings and Olmstead landscaping, the
features an absolutely terrific Children's
Museum located in an old
fire department building,
a traditional barber shop, the phenomenal The Farmer's Daughter
farm-to-table restaurant for breakfast and lunch, the old gas station
look of Borgeson's,
the scenic Shovelshop Pond, the attractive Frothingham Park
for recreational activities, and the 154-acre
sheep pasture for quiet walks. North Easton also has an eye of
upgrading its downtown with a 250-seat lunch and dinner
restaurant eatery with a function room and rooftop deck planned,
and the Shovel Shop Pond buildings currently being leased to businesses.
On the outskirts of North Easton Village is Stonehill College, a highly regarded Catholic college located on 375 idyllic acres. For the sweet tooth, there's Hilliards House of Candies, featuring made-on-the-premises chocolates, various other candies and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor (served the Friday after Easter through the end of October).
North Easton brings back the
small-town neighborhood feeling of yesteryear with an old-fashioned
downtown and "Leave it
to Beaver"-like tree-lined side streets with pleasantly modest ranches
to spectacular old Colonial and Victorian homes. On those side streets,
neighbors share friendly conversation outside, families take walks
together along the network of neighborhood sidewalks, and residents
constantly, and proudly, work on their homes to help maintain the
overall classic village look.
2009 picture of North Easton Village. A huge renovation is in store with a 250 seat restaurant being planned!
Hilliard's House of Candy, a wonderland of chocolates and other candies (as well as ice cream in season), made-on-the-premises
The fact that North
Easton is close to urban Brockton and
the very busy Stoughton is astounding, as this neighborhood seems like
type of nice place you'd drive through in the country en route to a
vacation destination. Ultimately, North Easton Village is worth a visit
as a nice
respite from Boston, Providence, or virtually any Boston suburb.
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