Woodstock, Vermont is the quintessential New England historic town and is "regularly praised as one of America's prettiest towns" (according to NewEngland.com). It sits in a valley surrounded by low-lying hills, and is a community nestled around the Ottauquechee River. Woodstock is home to many excellent shops and restaurants, the Woodstock Inn & Resort, and a great middle and high school. Those who reside in or around Woodstock continue to be some of the most educated people in the world, and some of the most accomplished “captains of industry” in the country. Woodstock's history dates back for centuries and many hail Laurence Rockefeller for boosting the town's economy in the 1960s with the redevelopment of the Woodstock Inn, and the subsequent purchase of the Billings Estate. Today, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is a popular destination for hikers from near and far.
A town made up of individuals who care and look out after one another. Barnard is so wonderful that we created an entire photo-magazine in it's honor. Click the cover image below to view the digital version of Beautiful Barnard.
Hanover, New Hampshire
Home to Dartmouth College (an Ivy League and the ninth oldest college in the nation), Hanover offers a quaint Main Street full of boutique shops, fabulous restaurants, and bars. Due to its youthful atmosphere and the nearby Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (ranked the #1 hospital in New England), the town enjoys a lively business district and a plethora of recreational activities. The incredible mix of activities includes access to the White and Green Mountains via trails, parks, and preserves as well as an active arts & culture community. The Hopkins Arts Center (HOP) on the college campus is a popular destination for film, theater, and dance options. The Dirt Cowboy Cafe is just one of the many coffee options on Main Street, and a great place to meet up with friends.
Norwich was recently voted as the #1 Best Place to Live in Vermont by Niche.com. The quaint and picturesque town has a population of approximately 3,400 people. Its close proximity to Hanover, and its many historic buildings and attractions such as The Norwich Inn, Blue Sparrow Kitchen, and King Arthur Flour, make it a very desirable place to live. As one New York Times article described, "With a main street lined with white clapboard colonial buildings and a landmark steepled church, Norwich could be a set designer’s rendering of a tiny New England village."