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’s “Top 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.