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Spring into House Hunting Season in Woodstock, Vermont! Families will find a welcoming community, strong school system and home value

Spring into House Hunting Season in Woodstock, Vermont! 
Families will find a welcoming community, strong school system and home value

Spring is a classic time for considering a move, so much so that May is National Moving Month! This post is for our non-resident readers, those who have visited our fair Town and love it, who may think “oh, if only I could live here….” – we have great news. You can! In addition to our welcoming community, outstanding school system and unparalleled access to outdoor activities, there is a practicality that can go overlooked: homes whose value is a pleasant surprise to anyone hailing from local metro areas like Boston and New York

Think you need to stay in a crowded metro area, paying top price for limited space, due to job location? Think again: the rise in digital commuting means that many professionals and entrepreneurs can live wherever they choose and still maintain thriving careers, including in Woodstock, where there is already a strong and vibrant community of entrepreneurs and digital commuters. Vermont is increasingly a draw for these individuals and their families, having been recently ranked in U.S. News and World Report’sTop 10 Best States” overall for healthcare, safety, and education, including the Woodstock Elementary School’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) program.

Woodstock is heavily invested in its future, and the future of its residents and their families. The new East End Development Project through Sustainable Woodstock aims to revitalize one of the town’s major gateways, provide public recreation space, and support the growth of local business enterprise. Businesses in Woodstock are nearly all locally owned, which means its residents are truly dedicated to maintaining the town’s many attractions for new neighbors and tourists alike.

In addition, the Woodstock Economic Development Commission recently hired Warner Communications, a public relations agency, to help promote the town as a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, particularly for those with young children. Click here to find out more about relocating to Woodstock.

You’ll also find that Woodstock has a lively events calendar with something happening every weekend! Upcoming happenings in town include:

 

  • Covered Bridges Half Marathon, June 4, 2017 The 26th annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon provides runners and walkers alike with the opportunity to experience some of Vermont’s most beautiful covered bridges and scenery, while supporting local charities.

     

  • Bookstock Literary Festival, July 28-30, 2017 The 9th annual Bookstock supports the cultural richness and diversity of the Upper Valley and celebrates authors and poets, both established and emerging, from the region. The event welcomes talented writers representing diverse genres, from national Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to emerging young writers.

     

  • ArtisTree Gallery Unbound Art Exhibit, July 28, 2017 The 7th annual juried exhibit of Book Art by artists working in New England or New York opens in tandem with Bookstock at the ArtisTree Gallery. The theme of the show is an exploration of what a book can be: art using books as a material or a format.

    Follow GoWoodstockVT on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up on all the Town has to offer.

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Wonderful Woodstock Blog – Woodstock in the News

Wonderful Woodstock Blog – Woodstock in the News

This past summer, the Economic Development Committee (EDC) of the Town of Woodstock began working with Warner Communications, a public relations agency with deep experience in tourism and economic development. Together, we’ve been intent on promoting Woodstock as a great place to visit, work and live – and the media have taken note!

We thought our Wonderful Woodstock readers might want a browse through a selection of our favorite media coverage from over the past few months. Some are focused entirely on Woodstock, some place our fair Town among other top destinations – all showcase the beauty and appeal of the place we call home. Click through the links below – and enjoy!

Traveling with Kids: Woodstock, Vermont

Boston Mamas, August 3, 2016

 

8 Charming Small Towns Close to Stunning Nature

Orbitz.com Travel Blog, August 9, 2016

 

6 Fall Getaways for Apple Picking and Leaf Peeping

Boston.com (Boston Globe), September 26, 2016

 

Great Getaways: Woodstock and Stowe, Vermont!

Somm in the City, December 4, 2016

 

10 Reasons to Love Woodstock, Vermont in Winter

Rhode Island Roads Magazine, December 6, 2016

 

Escape from New York: Woodstock, VT

Time Out New York, January 11, 2017

 

Romantic Valentine’s Day Escapes On a Budget

Huffington Post, January 22, 2017

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Woodstock VT: A Winter Wonderland

The holiday season in Woodstock is straight out of a Currier & Ives or Norman Rockwell painting: snow? Check. Wassail Weekend with a parade that looks virtually unchanged from the 19th century? Check. A wealth of community events bringing together young and old in a celebration of the season? Check! Every Woodstock resident has their own favorites among the bevy of reasons to spend the holidays here. For me, it is about being outside and embracing this time of year: the family takes a few ski runs at Suicide Six - the conversations on the chairlift are equal in their reward to the runs down. On New Year’s Day we take a long snowshoe hike to a cabin on Mt. Peg that has a breathtaking, 180 degree view of the surrounding, snow-covered hills and mountains. We toast the New Year with champagne, cashews and oranges. We always take nighttime strolls through the Village, listening to the carillons which play at 6:00pm from a church steeple, and soak in the Christmas lights and the star ablaze on Mt. Tom. It is incredible.

- Charlie Kimbell, Chair, Town of Woodstock Economic Development Committee

Here are three other perspectives from active community members in Woodstock:

Every December, we clear the pond next to our house and have friends and family over for hockey games that often run until it’s too dark to see the puck. We have turned down almost every opportunity to travel at the holidays, because we wanted to be in Woodstock. This place is like a Christmas fantasy: the blanket of snow, a crackling fireplace, glittering decorations….it has a feeling of stepping back in time. We meet up with other families at parties and at the annual Wassail parade, and feel a true sense of community.

-    - John Chester, owner, Wild Apple Graphics, Woodstock resident

The lights in the trees, the way they show up against the snow, are very pretty on my evening walks. My guests always enjoy the Wassail Weekend, especially the parade. The holidays are a very busy time of the year for the Charleston House; everyone has a wonderful visit!

-   - Dixi Nohl, owner and manager, Charleston House in Woodstock

Nigel’s favorite winter holiday pastime is a walk in the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park on a snowy Christmas morning, round the Pogue, then back home for mince pies and a glass of La Garagista's Cybele by the wood stove. Jill’s favorite is walking to the UU church on Christmas Eve, saying “you are welcomed by a pathway lit by luminarias, then we sing carols and leave with a lit candle which everyone puts into the snow.”

-   - Nigel Hollis and Jill Davies, Woodstock residents

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