At Custom Home Realty, we have decided to start a community theme in which we will dedicate a monthly post all about a particular town in which some of us may or may not call home. We have found that a lot of our home buyers are looking for information on particular towns that come directly from it’s residents. We hope that this informal Monthly Town Edition will provide some information needed in order for a curious buyer to make an educated decision about a particular town of interest.
As some of you may or may not know, both Naomi and I have called Mendon home for the past few years, and prior to my Blackstone Valley hop (Northbridge, Douglas, Uxbridge), and Naomi’s Hopedale and Milford hop, we both grew up in Mendon as well. We’d like to share a little bit with you about the town of Mendon and delve into it’s most popular attractions and features. We have added Facebook/website links to most of the businesses listed below.
Restaurants: Mendon has some of the best restaurants in the area. To name a few: Alicante, New England Steak and Seafood, Muffin House, Mendon Diner, The Greenhouse Wood Fired Pub, Galifords, Lowells, Willowbrook and George’s Surf & Turf.
Local parks, beaches and trails: Mendon Town Beach (Nipmuc Lake), Memorial Field, Mendon Playground and Tennis Courts. Looking for a great view and or trail? Mendon has many scenic areas and trails, especially those found on North Ave, Inman Hill Rd, Quissett Rd, Providence Rd and Cormier Woods (to name a few).
Town Sponsored Community Events: These events are usually held by the Mendon Parks Dept, Brothers of the Brush, Library, Historical Society, the Mendon Festival Committee and local business sponsors. A few fun events for the community include, the Christmas parade and tree lighting event, the Mendon Easter Egg Hunt (mendonegghunt.com), the cardboard boat race and more. Be sure to Join us on July 27th at the mendon town beach for our 2nd annual movie night!
Town sport sponsored events: including but not limited to, softball and baseball opening day festivities and Soktoberfest.. (my favorite yearly event).
History: Mendon is filled with historic features and buildings. The Historic Commission and Historical Society are always busy improving our towns historical records while working toward the preservation of architecture and more.
Zoo: Southwicks Zoo is the largest zoo in New England. This popular zoo is conveniently located in our small but amazing town of Mendon, Massachusetts. The owners take pride in their animals and create the best habitats possible. In addition, they rehabilitate some animals and release them back into the wild.
Maple Farm Sanctuary: The owners of Maple Farm take in unwanted animals that have been treated poorly and or would have otherwise been euthanized. They provide a beautiful life for their furry and feathered friends while promoting vegan awareness and providing volunteer opportunities.
Farms: Mendon is made up of many local farms and we are fortunate to have such fresh local produce, honey and meat. Cedar Hill Farm, Quisset Hill Farm, The Hosta Farm and Peregrine Gardens to name a few.
Vandervalk Tree Farm and Winery: LOVE THIS PLACE. The Vandervalk farm is nothing short of the best. Great Christmas trees, good wine, great events, and fun for all age levels. Follow them on Facebook and find out about their latest and greatest scheduled events. My favorite is their monthly “Full Moon Friday” event.
The Mendon Drive-in: This place is the best! Bring the kids to watch a great outdoor movie or two and enjoy a beer at the Beer Garden.
The Lions Club: The Lions Club is an organization meant to promote the well being of our town and it’s residences. They are always working towards creating a better community.
Schools: Mendon is part of a regional school system with Upton. Mendon is home to the Clough Elementary School and Miscoe Hill Middle School, both great schools filled with amazing teachers. Mendon Upton Regional School District is award winning and offer children the opportunity to become bi-lingual through their Spanish Immersion program. All in all a great school system. Mendon residents also have the opportunity to apply to local tech schools, including the award winning Blackstone Valley Tech, located in Upton.
Library: Mendon has a beautiful new Library with many programs for our youth and adults alike.
Mendon Senior Center: an amazing facility with programs and resources to help keep our seniors safe, happy, and socialized.
Do you think there should be a “16, 17, 18, 19 and 20? We’ll let you decide! Leave feedback and let us know if we’ve missed another great feature to the town of Mendon, and we will go ahead and add it into the article.
As always, thanks for reading! Custom Home Realty is a local brokerage offering residential real estate services to all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.