Welcome to my Needham, MA local blog.
For some of the time I will be sharing with you "green" issues. Other blogs will focus on town events and what makes Needham the unique community it is. It is a little like "Mayberry" in some ways. The tree-lined street beckon you as you walk or travel through town.
The lovely streets of Needham include but not exclusive are: Fair Oaks Park (by far the best street in Needham), Coulton Park, Harris Avenue, Great Plain Avenue, Woodlawn Street, May Street, Burr Drive, Coolidge Avenue, Eaton Road, Prince Street, Plymouth Road, Manning Street, Tower Avenue, Parker Road, Broadmeadow Road, Bird Street, Grosvenor, Hillcrest Road, Birds Hill Avenue, Thornton Road, Melrose Avenue, Brookline Avenue, Lindbergh Avenue, Lexington Street, Concord Road, Burnside Road, Webster Street, Green Street, Needhamdale Road, Parkvale Road, Smith Road, Bonwood Road, Mt. Vernon, Beaufort, Washington Avenue, and I could go on and on. I have not kept to one particular part of town but there are just so many great neighborhoods. That is one of the reasons people keep purchasing homes in this lovely community.
You know that saying "Life is Good" well it is in Needham. We are a community that comes together and a community that really cares about our residents. The town has so much to offer for all ages. I personally feel it is a great town to bring up a family, to retire to, or live in whatever stage in life you are. Lots of folks love the Pool & Racquet Club on Central Avenue, the Park & Recreation Department is superb. Needham YMCA has lot to offer at an affordable price.
Our civic organizations are pretty hard to beat. I mention specifically The Exchange Club because they put on the best Fourth of July Celebration anywhere in the whole United States for sure. The Rotary Club of Needham does some big outreaches in the community, for example, the Pancake Breakfast in October which is there largest fundraiser. This makes it possible to give 4 $8000 scholarships to worthy High School graduates in Needham.
Having lived in Needham, MA now since 1965 I know every street and everything about this great town. I am a resource and I am also a "green" resource.
I have included a link to a helpful booklet "A Family Guide to Going Green"