Life in Vermont allows residents to stay close to nature. The Long Trail, Appalachian Trails, the Green Mountain National Forest, and numerous mountain ranges provide acres of adventure for lovers of the outdoors. As Vermont’s seasons shift from the colder months, the maple sap begins to flow, allowing local sugar houses to start the process of boiling to create our internationally renowned Maple Syrup. Every spring, sugar houses across Vermont open their doors to allow guests to witness the process of creating liquid gold.

As many locals and visitors alike, descend on local sugar shacks to sample, purchase, and experience the process of making maple syrup, many local businesses also celebrate this special time of year offering maple-themed delights, experiences, and stay packages during March Maple Madness.

This year, Manchester, VT will experience another natural event as we will be close to the solar eclipse’s path of totality. On April 8, 2024, at approximately 2:14 pm, the partial solar eclipse begins, culminating in an almost total eclipse of the sun (approx. 96%) at 3:26 pm, lasting about 3 minutes. The phenomenon will continue as a partial eclipse until 4:37 pm. Though we will not be in the direct path of the total eclipse, driving just about an hour north of town, it can be viewed in its totality.

Living in Manchester, Vermont, offers a unique blend of small-town charm, natural beauty, and vibrant community spirit that makes it an appealing place to call home. The town’s picturesque setting nestled amidst the Green Mountains, provides residents with access to stunning landscapes, incredible outdoor recreational opportunities, and a tranquil lifestyle. From skiing to hiking to exploring scenic trails and fishing in pristine rivers and lakes, outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy year-round.

Beyond its natural beauty, Manchester boasts a thriving cultural scene, with art and artisan galleries, theaters, and community events that enrich residents’ lives. The town’s historic charm is evident in its well-preserved architecture, quaint downtown area, and cultural landmarks, offering a sense of connection to the past. Additionally, Manchester’s strong sense of community fosters a welcoming environment for all, where neighbors come together to support one another and celebrate shared traditions and even our differences. Moreover, Manchester offers a high quality of life, with excellent schools, healthcare facilities, and recreational amenities that cater to residents of all ages.  Whether you’re drawn to its natural beauty, cultural offerings, or tight-knit community, living in Manchester, Vermont, offers a rewarding and fulfilling lifestyle that many find irresistible.

While you’re out wandering our charming streets lined with an eclectic mix of SHOPS, ranging from upscale boutiques to quaint stores offering unique finds or indulging in the diverse DINING scene, where local flavors and culinary delights await in cozy cafes and refined restaurants alike, life in Manchester offers residents and visitors alike, the quintessential New England experience.

LODGING caters to every preference, from luxurious resorts to cozy inns to modern motels and vacation rental, all promising a comfortable stay amidst the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Venture beyond the town center to discover captivating EXPERIENCES that showcase the area’s rich history and artistic heritage. Explore historic sites or immerse yourself in the local arts scene at galleries and cultural centers. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, Manchester, Vermont, offers an unforgettable escape for visitors of all interests and a special place to call home for local residents.

Living in Manchester lets you stay connected to nature. People can enjoy outdoor activities that promote happiness, health, and physical activity. It’s as amazing as it sounds. That explains why so many make Manchester their home. You may be wondering, “Why limit my time in such an incredible place?” if you’re not already a resident. The response? Make Manchester your new address or alternatively, if you currently reside here and are looking to downsize or upsize your house, there are a number of realtors in the area ready to assist you with the process with their knowledgeable and helpful teams.

TPW Real Estate is a family-owned company that provides real estate sales services, seasonal and 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” and are ready to help you find your forever home.

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 featured listings of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty and find the perfect Manchester home for you.

Josiah Allen Real Estate is another great option and 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. Let them help you discover current mountain-view properties for sale in Southern Vermont!

If you already have your Vermont abode, or looking to make Manchester our new home, now’s the time to make sure the inner décor matches your personality. Old Brick Furniture, formerly Bennington Furniture, has served the Manchester, VT community since 1987. Having provided furnishings to countless condos, resorts, rental properties, lodges, and private residences, the team is proud to provide year-round locals with mattresses and home furnishings they love and seasonal skiers or leaf-peepers with a comfortable refuge deep in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Stop in their Manchester showroom today for a limited-time special offer! Old Brick Furniture’s Spring Spruce Up Event includes a special financing offer as well as once-in-a-year authorized manufacturer’s savings!

As you find your home within Vermont, remember that Manchester is also home to many wonderful SERVICES to assist with whatever needs you may have. And don’t forget to SHOP, TASTE, and EXPERIENCE all that Manchester has to offer! Looking for something fun? Check out our EVENTS CALENDAR!

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