Manchester is such a wonderful town, that even a quick day trip can be enough to fall in love with our community. The natural beauty of Southern Vermont, combined with the unique EXPERIENCES and offerings in our area, help to keep Manchester buzzing throughout Vermont’s seasonal changes. This summer, our Events Calendar has been filled with outdoor fun, festivals, farmers markets, concerts, and of course, our upcoming annual Sidewalk Sales, Aug 10-13! With over 30 local boutiques, artisan galleries, and designer outlets joining in, you will be certain to find some of the best deals of the year, all while you stroll through downtown Manchester and enjoy scenic beauty!
With the last few weeks of the glorious summer quickly approaching and the warm temps beginning to fade into the cool crisp nights of autumn, it’s the perfect time to explore our abundant Favorite Day Hikes in the area. And after working up a sweat, it’s not hard to find a scenic spot to cool off. Take a dip at one of our area’s local state parks, tube down the Battenkill, take a leap off a marble ledge into a historic quarry, or just find a shady spot under the many tree-lined parks. Don’t forget to bring a blanket, and your favorite grab-and-go foods from one of our areas Bakeries/Cafes, or complete your outdoor adventure by tasting the flavors of the season’s bounties dining “al fresco” at one of our local restaurants and eateries.
Speaking of al fresco dining, don’t forget to fuel up while you’re out on the town! Union Underground’s ample outdoor seating allows you to taste the local, favorite flavors all while breathing in the clean fresh Vermont air. Located on Main Street, in the heart of Manchester Center, this gastropub offers Vermont vibes set in a rustic, industrial atmosphere and is known for its great food and drinks, as well as frequent live music and events. Savor fresh cuisine with ingredients provided by local farms and a large selection on tap from local breweries in Southern Vermont.
If your planning your last summer outing or Fall leaf peeping adventure, look no further than the Kimpton Taconic Hotel. The Kimpton Taconic Hotel offers its guests unique accommodations and the opportunity to experience the area’s natural beauty without leaving the property. Take a seat on their wrap-around porch to take in the mountain views and watch the world go by. Dine al fresco at their renowned restaurant The Copper Grouse and enjoy a heated covered patio or a stone terrace. Join them nightly at their guest reception and enjoy a glass of wine on the lawn. Finally, take a dip in the outdoor heated seasonal pool or sit poolside and read your favorite book. Most of all, don’t forget to relax, breathe, and enjoy. Being inspired by New England’s grand inns of the 19th & 20th Centuries, they take pride in delivering restaurant-quality cuisine for all events, no matter how intimate or grand. Elevated bar offerings compliment farm-to-fork cuisine, incorporating classic cocktails, artisanal spirits, and a wide selection of Vermont craft beers.
It really is as magical as it sounds. One starts to question, ‘Why limit my time in such an incredible place?’ The solution? Make Manchester your new home and when you’re ready, there are a number of local realtors who can make the process seamless with their expert teams.
TPW Real Estate is a family-owned company that provides real estate sales services, seasonal & annual rentals, and professional community and property management. TPW’s team of accredited managers have a comprehensive understanding of the maintenance, management, and overall needs of all types of residential and commercial properties. They “Know Just the Place” and are ready to help you find your forever home.
From homestead to historic, Village convenience to endless acreage, the real estate in Manchester offers spectacular options for a family home, second home, or investment opportunity, in one of the most beautiful and convenient areas in Southern Vermont. Explore the featured listings of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty and find the perfect Manchester home for you.
Josiah Allen Real Estate is another great option and is Southern Vermont’s oldest continuously operated real estate brokerage, serving home buyers and sellers in the Dorset, Manchester, and Stratton Region for six decades. Let them help you discover current mountain-view properties for sale in Southern Vermont!
Choosing a home among the many beautiful properties around Manchester will be a fun adventure, but there is always more to the process than making an offer. There are several helpful agencies around town to offer guidance and support. Located on Main Street is Hub International, which can help you manage and plan for all your potential risks. Another family-owned independent insurance & financial services firm close by is The Richards Group which was founded back in 1867. Berkshire Bank offers banking solutions including checking accounts, savings accounts, mortgages, auto loans, wealth management, and more with two branches located in the heart of Manchester, Vermont. Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of these professional services so that they can start helping you plan your next steps today!
In need of some automotive assistance? Worry no more! There are some very knowledgeable local mechanics who can help with any of your vehicle woes. Located just off Depot Street in Manchester is Bourn’s Tire & Auto. They can help with oil, lube & filter service, brakes, shocks, struts, tires, tire repair, and inspections. Or perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to an upgraded vehicle. Whether you are searching for a new or used vehicle, Coggins Auto Group in Bennington can help you find the car or truck that’s right for you. They know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer, they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards every time. Allow them to demonstrate their commitment to excellence!
As you plan the next steps of your life, remember that there are plenty of helpful community service professionals in Manchester who are here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a local business if you feel like they can lend a hand.