LIVE, WORK, & PLAY in Manchester, Vermont

May 16, 2022

LIVE, WORK, & PLAY in Manchester, Vermont!

Manchester, Vermont, is the most beautiful location to call “home”. With sweeping views of the Green and Taconic Mountain ranges, indoor and outdoor adventures year-round, world-class dining, incredible professional services, and of course, shopping, there is just no other place like it in Vermont. Head out on one of our favorite Springtime Hikes, then rest and refresh at one of our local eateries. When you’re ready to get going, stroll along the downtown sidewalks to peruse the many wonderful shops and boutiques scattered around town.

Whether you’re a longtime resident, second homeowner, visitor, new to the area, or looking to make Manchester your new home, there are many resources available to help you discover why Manchester, VT is the best place to Live, Work and Play. Take a look at some of the local businesses, here for you!

Turning your house into your Home

MJG Interiors

Your home should lift you up, make you smile, and inspire you every day to go out and face the world. MJG Interiors begins each project by gaining an understanding of your lifestyle and the way that you use your home. They discover your interests, values, project goals, and vision (in person or virtually!) and determine a unique design direction while coordinating fabrication, delivery, and installation. MJG Interiors is a residential interior design firm based in Manchester, VT with a new second office in Connecticut. They offer residential interior design and remodeling services throughout Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and New England.

Northshire Living

Northshire Living is a complete home remodeling agency, specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, and interior design. They offer general contracting services, project management, fine finish carpentry, custom furniture building, 3D color renderings, custom Sketchup designs, and full project finish schedules. Looking to remodel your Stratton or Bromley ski condo with heated tile floors? Or modernize your kitchen? Or renovate your classic Manchester or Dorset historic home with custom inset walnut cabinets, warm cherry wood flooring, and a striking soapstone counter and integrated sink? Whatever your style and needs, they will help your home make a bold and beautiful statement, striking a balance of modern and traditional in the heart of the Green Mountains.

Kitchens of Vermont

Adam Cyr of Kitchens of Vermont works hard to create timeless designs for your spaces that fit beautifully into the Green Mountains of Vermont.  This local family business with 16 years of experience truly cares about getting your project right for you. Adam grew up in Vermont, so he understands the area and his clients. Adam works tirelessly to provide them with everything they need.  His focus is on providing the most creative design and best service – at the best price point.  Being the owner and designer, he intimately understands every part of the process.

Downtown Window & Design

It all begins with an idea. With over 30 years in the design business, Marjorie and Lillian have the experience and expertise to bring your ideas to life. Unusual or difficult windows are not a problem, they have seen and dealt with it all. Their showroom offers a wide selection of fabrics, wall coverings, custom window treatments, rugs, bedding, pillows, and upholstery. Looking for motorization options? Look no further because they are Somfy and Hunter Douglas certified. You’ll be able to find matching throw pillows and fabrics, as well. Stop by today!

P&F Appliance

Head to P&F Appliance for expert appliance sales and service. Since 1979, P&F Appliance has provided exceptional service to the surrounding areas. They offer free delivery and affordable installation rates for new purchases. They also handle repairs to prolong the life of any appliance. Their long-standing relationship with most major manufacturers also helps to get you the best deal on new appliances and repair parts. P & F Appliance, Inc. makes it easy and affordable to upgrade or take care of your existing appliances.

Village Tile

Village Tile is the premier tile showroom in Southern Vermont. They pride themselves in the diverse selection and exclusive lines they carry. Visit them today to find that perfect covering for your next project whether it’s for the floor, wall, or window as they offer tile, hardwood, carpeting, and window treatments.  Utilize their design expertise to help create that inspired kitchen, bath, entryway, or mudroom. You can expect a positive experience from tile selection to job completion.

A Community that Cares

Northshire Day School

Growing a strong community of Happy & Healthy Children, Northshire Day School is a quality, licensed, non-profit childcare and early education center, which serves area families by providing a safe and loving environment for their children. The school’s professionally-trained caregivers create a stimulating and nurturing atmosphere through developmentally appropriate programs and activities. Northshire Day School helps to grow a strong community by partnering with families to raise happy and healthy children.

Maple Street School

Maple Street School is a joyful academic community that cultivates personal and social responsibility. They nurture intellectual and creative growth through an engaging curriculum. A culture of respect inspires confident learners. Maple Street School is an independent Pre-K – grade 8 co-educational day school in Manchester, Vermont. They offer a rigorous and stimulating curriculum that helps students master core academic skills, including writing, reading, language development, public speaking, mathematics, and science while also integrating critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. They help to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity and inculcate values, and with our beautiful campus nestled in the Green Mountains, we engender a dedication to stewardship of the environment.

Burr and Burton Academy

Since its founding in 1829, Burr and Burton Academy has been an independent Vermont high school with a public mission. It serves as the local high school for area students, while also attracting students from overseas. Situated at the foot of Mt. Equinox and overlooking picturesque Manchester Village, Burr and Burton is a school with a proud tradition of educating students of diverse backgrounds and talents in a supportive and caring environment.

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning

Exercise your mind by participating in a lecture or workshop hosted by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Bringing new meaning to community and education, they are an important resource in the Northshire region for all adults (young and old!) to continue learning via their accessible, diversified, and high-quality educational programs. Open to all inquisitive minds, most classes are interactive, providing hands-on learning through programs and workshops in history, religion, science, the arts, and culinary skills. Held at various locations in and around Manchester, Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning offers a firm hand in enriching the intellectual and cultural life of our community.

Israel Congregation of Manchester

Israel Congregation comprises approximately 150 member families of diverse Jewish backgrounds. They provide Shabbat evening services every week and Torah study on Shabbat mornings, celebrating and observing Shabbat, holidays, festivals, and life cycle events. They are proud of their religious school and adult education, as well as cultural, social, and family programming, all offered in a supportive and welcoming environment. Take a look at their calendar for the most up-to-date times and dates of services and programming.

Taking Care of Business

The Barn at Center Hill

Working remotely? Forget working from your kitchen counter or coffee table! From flexible share workspaces to dedicated offices… your office is waiting for you at The Barn @ Center Hill! The Barn @ Center Hill is a flexible, comfortable, hi-tech enabled, professional, co-work community with offices, workspaces, and meeting rooms.

Manchester Journal

Keep up with what’s happening in the area.  Since 1861, The Manchester Journal has been sharing news and information for the Manchester and the Mountains region of Vermont. Vermont News and Media is an independently-owned and operated news organization that serves the greater Southern Vermont region and surrounding areas including New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts. The company’s mission is to create hyper-local news about the communities it serves and attract both local and out-of-town readers. They are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty in our region and showcasing all it has to offer through intellectual journalism.


Greater Northshire Access Television (GNAT)

We bet you didn’t know that GNAT-TV, lends high-quality video equipment, and provides technical training to anyone living or working in their service territory. Perhaps the next Oscar-winning director, producer, or actor is hiding in you!

GNAT-TV offers gavel-to-gavel government meeting coverage, a community bulletin board, video announcements, weekly event listings, a comprehensive community events calendar, and local news. GNAT-TV cablecasts Public, Education, and Government programming to 7,000 homes on the Comcast Cable system and online. Serving 11 towns in Southwest Vermont, GNAT keeps all informed of what is happening in your area.

Heritage Family Credit Union

Banking needs unfulfilled? Looking for more of a local experience?  Choose Heritage Family Credit Union. They provide friendly, personable, high-quality services for the entire family. They offer a host of banking services to fit your financial and life needs. From personal to business, investments, insurance, and learning opportunities, they have you covered.  The Heritage Family Credit goal is to provide outstanding SERVICE to their members, employees, and communities through INTEGRITY, COMPASSION, and EDUCATION.

Manchester Capital Management

Manchester Capital Management (MCM) believes “A successful life and a meaningful legacy are not simply about wealth. They are a combination of the lifestyles we enjoy, the opportunities we are afforded, and the relationships we build”. Founded 30 years ago, MCM is a true multi-family office, guided and owned by the families and partners that they serve (with no outside owners). Their expert team of investment, real estate, and family office professionals, are guided entirely by the interests, goals, and priorities of the families they work with. Every client’s success is one-of-a-kind, and that is all that matters to the MCM team.


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Ready to make the move? 

REMAX Four Seasons

These dedicated Southern Vermont real estate professionals are ready to help you with all of your local real estate needs, whether you are looking for the perfect vacation home, a place to retire, or a place to put down roots and grow. Maybe you are already a property owner, and need expertise to help you realize the value of your substantial asset? Whatever your individual need may be, the REMAX Four Seasons team is ready to assist you in a friendly and caring manner. They look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait for you to become another satisfied customer.

Enjoy our Area’s Activities

Be sure to take time to enjoy the many wonderful experiences that Manchester, VT and Southern Vermont have to offer. Now that the warm weather has taken hold, the mountains are green again, and summer is just around the corner,  it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the clean fresh air! Grab your clubs for a round of golf at the Equinox Golf Club or take to the courts at the Dana Thompson Memorial Park for some basketball, tennis, or pickleball.

Take a hike, yes, literally.  With some of the best trails in the State of Vermont, there is something for everyone. Check out our favorite Springtime Hikes. Looking for something even more adventurous? Head out on a kayak, tube or canoe down the BattenKill River.  All this and more within a short drive of downtown Manchester!

Where Music Meets Life

Taconic Music provides Southern Vermont communities with year-round concerts, lessons, and educational programs built upon the rich traditions of classical music. At the same time, they offer inclusive points of entry through a variety of genres for people of all ages and walks of life who value music as part of their daily lives.

Taconic’s Summer Festival brings internationally-acclaimed musicians and Chamber Music Intensive students from across the country together for four weeks of chamber-music performances and masterclasses. Music in Action brings music to schools, libraries, bookstores, art galleries, veterans homes, senior residences, and other non-traditional venues, while Strings for Kids offers violin, viola, and cello lessons for ages 5–18. Taconic’s resident ensemble, Taconic Chamber Players, offers a broad repertoire of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary works, including Pop, Rock, and Jazz arrangements. They perform across the region at a variety of fun, interesting venues–from bespoke concerts in private homes to performances in local galleries and traditional concert halls.

For additional ideas on what to do this Spring in Manchester, read our SPRING BLOGS.




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