Where to find Massachusetts’ best downtowns? Right here!
Small towns are said to be the backbone of America. And our downtowns are where small business and community engagement thrive. The town center is the pulse of the people and pride of the neighborhood. Only In Your State recently released a list of it’s “cutest town squares in Massachusetts.” I’m sharing and adding to it. Take a look at these 8 Massachusetts small towns that have the BEST downtowns.
From the North Shore, to the South Shore, you will find some beautiful coastal communities. From the rolling hills and picturesque valleys Western Massachusetts to the tip of scenic Cape Cod, delightful downtowns decorate the state with charm. All these areas are covered in this lovely list of 8 Massachusetts small towns with the best downtowns.
The Beauty of Downtowns
What makes a downtown is the pride small businesses take in maintaining a sense of small town charm. The streets are lined with privately owned boutiques, cafes, shops, bars and restaurants. It’s what this country was built on. Downtowns provide a place for neighbors to come together. The local markets and green space common areas are the places we can easily walk to or park in. And that also helps to make a downtown flourish.
According to workcabincreative.com, “Successful downtowns have beautiful gathering places such as a public square with tables and chairs, plants, and perhaps even a water fountain. These gathering places make people want to stay in the downtown for an extended period of time. And they help to get people to form an attachment to a place.” Think of our downtowns as living, breathing spaces that are the heart and soul of community.