Fall Life in Manchester
Manchester, Vermont is a beautiful place to visit all year round – and also a wonderful place to live! Autumn’s crisp air and colorful trees help to make Vermont a top destination during this time of the year. It is possible to catch the color shift either before or after its peak beauty while visiting, but the best way to ensure you are fully immersed is to live in Manchester.
One of the local’s favorite stops that gets people downtown every Thursday is the Manchester Farmers Market. Local farmers, artisans, and food makers fill Adams Park while live music spills out into the surrounding streets. Be sure to stop by soon because it only lasts through October! Another inviting aspect of downtown Manchester is the Riverwalk. It loops around the Factory Point Green and offers a peaceful trail along the river in the heart of Manchester.
For another wonderful walking path, head up Bonnet Street to the Dana Thompson Memorial Park. There you’ll find the mile loop around the park which expands another 2 miles north along the historic route of the old Marble Rail trail. Learn more at BikeManchesterVT.com! And especially during these autumn months, the trails provide for a beautiful adventure.
Many of those already in the area look to fall as a sort of “last call” for outdoor chores before winter takes over. Install that mudroom you’ve always wanted, build that firepit, and make sure you’re prepared for when it’s time to turn the thermostat back up.
There are many wonderful businesses around town to help with these types of projects. Taking on bigger projects usually calls for a trip to r.k. Miles. The staff is made up of a passionate and knowledgeable crew who will know how to help. They have hardware and tools, paint, lumber, and so much more. When it comes to backyard landscaping, Vermont can provide some difficult terrain, and building can become a headache. Holt Gilmour Survey Associates can help! They not only do construction layout but also boundary surveys and wastewater design!
Another important chore not to overlook is to ensure your heating is ready to go for the coming months of winter. Luckily, there are some options to how locals heat their homes. For oil and propane heating systems, get in touch with Cota Oil who can help take the worry out of heating your home! They also help with water heaters, space heaters, and thermostats; and if you have a hard-to-heat area, talk to them about their direct vent heaters! For those of you looking for renewable sources, and Vermont Renewable Fuels is here to help. Their softwood pellets help with carbon footprint reduction and are easy to use!
Ready to move to Manchester? There are a number of local realtors who can help. Located in the old Kimball Gristmill in the middle of town is the Wohler Realty Group. The Wohler Realty Group team’s personal experience as second homeowners and Vermont property owners gives them a keen insight into the Vermont Lifestyle. Their knowledge and experience with resort and second home real estate is extensive with a strong record of referrals and repeat clients.
Just across the street is TPW Real Estate. TPW is a family-owned company that provides real estate sales services, seasonal & annual rentals, and professional community and property management. TPW’s team of accredited managers have a comprehensive understanding of the maintenance, management, and overall needs of all types of residential and commercial properties. They “Know Just the Place”!
From homestead to historic, Village convenience to endless acreage, the real estate in Manchester offers spectacular options for a family home, second home, or investment opportunity, in one of the most beautiful and convenient areas in Southern Vermont. Explore the feature listings of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty to find the perfect Manchester home for you.
Josiah Allen Real Estate is another option that is Southern Vermont’s oldest continuously-operated real estate brokerage, serving home buyers and sellers in the Dorset, Manchester, and Stratton Region for six decades.
Choosing a home among the many beautiful properties around Manchester will be a fun adventure, but it’s always best to be prepared. There are a number of helpful agencies around town to offer guidance and support. Located on bonnet street, W.H. Shaw Insurance Agency offers home, business, automobile, and life insurance. Just around the corner on Main Street is Finn & Stone Insurance who can help you manage and plan for all your potential risks. Another family-owned independent insurance & financial services firm close by is The Richards Group which was founded back in 1867.
Manchester’s historical architecture adds a special allure to go along with the changing of the seasons knowing that many of the buildings have weathered through fall hundreds of times. Vermont’s beauty during autumn is so captivating, you’ll be asking yourself why you haven’t settled in Manchester sooner.