Blog :: 02-2019

Escape the Cold at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory South DeerfieldDuring this time of year, in the middle of winter in New England, the cold can start to get to me a little bit. When that happens, I like to escape to an oasis from the cold in South Deerfield, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. The conservatory is 8,000 square-feet and houses nearly 4,000 exotic and domestic butterflies. The butterflies can flutter among various tropical plants and flowers and small ponds which hold Japanese Carp, or Koi fish. If you’re lucky, a butterfly might even land on you! The best part is: they keep the conservatory at tropical temperatures, so you can enjoy the warmth, even when it’s wintry weather outside.

Magic Wings also has a gift shop to purchase some butterfly souvenirs, outdoor gardens for the warmer weather, and a food court. They offer the option to host events in their facilities, as well, such as weddings, birthday parties, meetings, or other private parties.

Magic Wings is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. The cost of admission is $16.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 17. They also offer discounts for seniors and students. So if you need an escape from winter without taking a flight, just drive to Magic Wings in South Deerfield.

Click here to check out their website. 

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Year End Real Estate Market Update of Single Family Homes in the Pioneer Valley Region

Sales of single family homes in Franklin County were down 8.5% and median price up 3.4% in 2018 compared to 2017. The sales were up in both Hampshire and Hampden County and median price up in Hampden County but down in Hampshire County. 

The average days on market was down 12.8% from 78 days in 2017 compared to 68 days in 2018. Listings which are pending (under agreement to sell) were down 1.2% from 6076 listings pending in 2917 to 6,004 in 2018.  

The sale reports are provided from the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley.