Seniors Fall in Love With Sharon

Sharon, population 17,612, is part of greater Boston, about 17 miles southwest of downtown Boston and not far from Providence, RI. It was selected as the #1 town by Money Magazine and I want to know why. Seniors, let’s take a closer look at Sharon. The magazine cited Sharon’s proximity to large cities, its school system, and open space.

“A nice place to live because it’s naturally beautiful,” says a welcome sign in Post Office Square, and Sharon lives up to this motto.  “Lake Massapoag–the treasure of Sharon for its fun, beauty, and peacefulness,”  writes a student. “The Lake is about 400 acres of water. When the sun sets, beautiful, vibrant colors reflect off the Lake.”

Beauty and diversity are the key words for Sharon, an attractive community among its neighbors Canton, Norwood, Walpole, Foxboro, Stoughton, Mansfield, and Easton. Senior hikers, Sharon has a large number of scenic trails due to the high percentage of conservation land within the town’s borders. Several trails can be found in Sharon.

With a wealth of good jobs, great schools, diverse population and “small town feel”,  senior citizens will find Sharon inviting.  Someone put together a great collection of water scenes from around Sharon.

Beautiful Lake Massapoag has long been a popular summer destination drawing swimmers and boaters. For a small town, senior visitors will find Sharon to be diverse, with religious institutions serving the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities. 

Seniors Meet Historical Sharon

Sharon was first settled as part of the Massachusetts Colony in 1637. It was given the name Sharon on February 25, 1783 after Israel’s Sharon Plain, due to its high level of forestation.

In front of the Sharon Public Library stands a statue of Deborah Sampson, Sharon’s town heroine. Sampson disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War. If you enjoy history, take in the Sharon Historical Society. Sharon makes for a fun vacation, and  it’s a great opportunity to enjoy the rest of Massachusetts too.  jeb



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