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Welcome to the Village Lifestyle

Living in a village offers a strong sense of community and belonging where you can have close-knit relationships among residents. This tight community bond often leads to increased social support networks, where neighbors readily lend a helping hand to one another. Additionally, villages typically offer a slower pace of life compared to urban areas, allowing residents to escape the hustle and bustle of city living and enjoy a more tranquil environment. The natural surroundings of many villages also offer opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and gardening, promoting a healthier and more active lifestyle. Moreover, village living often provides easier access to locally produced goods and services, fostering a sense of sustainability and supporting local businesses. Finally, villages often boast a rich cultural heritage and historical significance, providing residents with a deeper connection to their surroundings and opportunities to participate in community events and traditions. Overall, the benefits of living in a village extend beyond mere convenience, offering a fulfilling and enriching lifestyle characterized by community, nature, and heritage

There are two wonderful villages located in the Franklin County area.  Shelburne Falls and Turners Falls are picturesque villages nestled in the scenic landscape of Western Massachusetts and both offer unique lifestyles.  

 

Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls is a charming village located in the towns of Shelburne and Buckland in Franklin County.   It's situated along the Deerfield River and is known for its picturesque natural beauty, historic charm, and vibrant arts community.  It is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Franklin County.  It is located only 15 minutes west of I-91 in Greenfield.   There are three banks, two grocery stores, pharmacy, library, post office, community center, and town offices.

The downtown area is characterized by its historic architecture, quaint storefronts, and local businesses. Visitors can explore antique shops, bookstores, cafes, and restaurants offering a variety of culinary delights.

One of the most iconic attractions in Shelburne Falls is the Bridge of Flowers, a former trolley bridge that was converted into a pedestrian walkway adorned with vibrant flowers and plants. It spans the Deerfield River and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Another natural wonder in Shelburne Falls is the Glacial Potholes, a series of deep, cylindrical cavities in the bedrock of the Deerfield River. These potholes were formed by the swirling action of rocks and sediment carried by the river during the last Ice Age.

Shelburne Falls has a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries, studios, and craft shops showcasing the work of local artists and artisans. The village also hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year. 

Click here to learn more about Shelburne Falls and the surrounding towns in Franklin County. 

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Turners Falls 

Turners Falls is a village located in the town of Montague, Massachusetts, within Franklin County.  Situated along the Connecticut River, Turners Falls has a rich history tied to its industrial past, particularly in milling and hydroelectric power generation.  The village is known for its scenic beauty, with views of the river and nearby natural attractions such as the Turners Falls Canal and the Turners Falls Fishway.  Additionally, Turners Falls offers a variety of cultural experiences, including local art galleries, restaurants, and community events.  Overall, Turners Falls provides a blend of historical charm, outdoor recreation opportunities, and vibrant community life.

Click here to learn more about Turners Falls and the surrounding towns in Franklin County. 

Click here to check out properties for sale Villages of Turners Falls and Shelburne Falls. 

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