Life in Manchester
There are so many benefits to living in Manchester. The proximity to the Green Mountains provides year-round outdoor adventure and exploring, while the many unique shops and outlets will keep you stocked with the latest and greatest. But the most comforting benefit is the amount of service industry and retailer businesses in the area who are experts at helping both those that are already local – and those that are looking to move here.
An important thing to remember when switching seasons is to have your home’s heating and cooling systems checked. Cota & Cota, your hometown heating, cooling, & plumbing professionals since 1941, are ready to serve. Summer is the time for A/C cleaning, A/C install, generator installation, annual heating system tune-ups, bathroom remodels, or new efficient system upgrades. Give Cota & Cota a call to see how they can help you! If you want to prepare for winter using an alternative energy source, connect with Vermont Renewable Fuels, where they carry La Crete Wood Pellets in Bagged and Bulk. La Crete pellets are 100% softwood pellets that are low ash and burn at 8250 BTU – great for warmth and efficiency!
Going to be building from the ground up? Holt Gilmour Survey offers Elevation Certificates, ALTA/NSPS surveys, boundary surveys, subdivisions, wastewater design and permitting, topographic surveys and site plans, underground utility locating, and construction layout. Proper planning makes every project that much easier! When you’re ready to build, talk to the folks at rk Miles in Manchester, VT. (add)
When it comes time for interior layout and design, Manchester has so many wonderful options.
contact (Nikki and Chris) Northshire Living, a complete home remodeling agency located in Manchester, Vermont. They specialize in kitchens, bathrooms, and interior design, offering general contracting services, project management, fine finish carpentry, custom furniture building, 3D color renderings, custom Sketchup designs, and full project finish schedules. Another incredibly talented design and finishing team can be found at Kitchens of Vermont where they work hard to create timeless designs for your spaces that fit beautifully into the Green Mountains. A local family business with 16 years of experience, Kitchens of Vermont truly cares about getting your project right for you.
P&F Appliances makes it easy to upgrade or take care of your household needs. Let the helpful team guide you to what you need! Now it’s time for design.
MJG Interiors have created beautiful, innovative, and versatile interiors throughout the Northeast, encompassing everything from casual weekend retreats to tasteful full-time living. They are also quite proud of assisting with several environmentally-friendly developments, commercial designs, and hospitality projects. Downtown Window & Design, with over 30 years in the business, has the experience and expertise to bring your ideas to life. Unusual or difficult windows? Not a problem. They have seen and dealt with it all.
When it comes to furniture and decor, Perfect Piece Consignments is the place to go. They have been providing high-quality, unique and charming furniture for over 21 years with fantastic prices on a wide selection. Another unique spot to shop and find some treasures for the home is The Vintage Soul, a multi-dealer and consignment shop with a variety of antiques, collectibles, and so much more. Definitely worth the trip.
Now that the inside of your home is coming together, time to provide some T.L.C. to the garden outside. Take a trip to the Equinox Valley Nursery to grab some beautiful plants! Whether you are looking to fill a few small garden beds, a formal garden oasis, or need help from their Professional Landscaping services, Equinox Valley Nursery is a great place to start!
Going crazy at your home office with all the renovations? Contact the Barn @ Center Hill, where a rustic barn meets the high-tech community. The Barn @ Center Hill is a flexible, comfortable, hi-tech enabled, professional co-work community with offices, workspaces, and meeting rooms.
When dealing with home purchasing or renovations, there can always be hiccups. Luckily, Manchester is home to a number of insurance brokers and financial institutions to assist with the finer details. Heritage Family Credit Union offers a wide variety of financial products and services including mortgages, business services, and construction loans to meet all of their member’s purchasing, refinancing, and home remodeling needs. Finn & Stone, a full-service insurance agency with offices in Manchester and Springfield, Vermont offers auto, home, life, and business insurance. The Richards Group is a full-service insurance and financial services firm that provides comprehensive risk management, employee benefits, and investment services just for you. W.H Shaw Insurance offers personal, business, life, disability, and long-term care insurance. Manchester Capital Management’s role varies with the needs of each client, from providing general consulting services, to selecting and monitoring separate account managers, designing asset allocations, or any of the multiple tasks required to operate a sound investment process. Connect with their team to learn more!
Manchester certainly is the home to numerous service industry businesses, but another important consideration when moving to town is, of course, education. Manchester is home to a number of incredible schools, learning opportunities, and religious institutions. For those with children, Maple Street School is a joyful academic community that cultivates personal and social responsibility. They nurture intellectual and creative growth through an engaging curriculum with a culture of respect to inspire confident learners. Another local school is Burr and Burton Academy. This independent co-educational day school is for grades 9-12 and boasts a beautiful campus. For those in search of religious connections, the Israel Congregation has been an integral part of Jewish life in the Northshire for 100 years, and has been at its current location on Main Street (Route 7A) since 1986. In 2003, Israel Congregation launched a capital campaign and building expansion project called Merkaz, which in Hebrew, means “center.” The campaign’s success led to the completion of their new building, which now serves as a vibrant cultural and community resource for the southern Vermont community and beyond.
Another great educational resource is the Green Mountain Academy for Life Long Learning which focuses on enriching intellectual and cultural life in the Northshire. Founded in 1996, this nonprofit cultural organization provides lectures, workshops, moderated discussions, and other educational experiences.
It’s no surprise that people are flocking to Manchester, Vermont. With so many resources and opportunities in the area, why live anywhere else? Come experience the beauty of Manchester – and stay a while!