5 Things We LOVE About Stoneham

In honor of Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we decided to share the ‘love’ we have for our town!

1. A town of about 22,000, it doesn’t seem possible to go anywhere without seeing a familiar face.  Less than 10 miles North of Boston, we are in close proximity to all of the action, yet we still capture that small town feel.

2. Only 6.7 square miles in size, Stoneham certainly does NOT lack when it comes to great food and restaurants!an thonys Whether you are hungry for Italian, Mexican, Sushi, Seafood, etc., there are multiple places in each category that will leave you satisfied! Our favorites are: Gaetano’s, Melissa’s and Felicia’s for Italian lovers, Tulip, Sato II and Fusion Taste for Chinese/Sushi, Amore’s, Bacci’s and Angelo’s for Pizza, Anthony’s Sandwiches and of course we cannot forget Pignone’s Cafe for an excellent Breakfast!

3. Again, for it’s size Stoneham also has a plethora of things to do in town in regards to activities. stoneham theatherStoneham is home to the Stone Zoo, a 26 acre zoo housing hundreds of exotic animals that is open YEAR round. At the heart of Stoneham Square is the Stoneham Theatre is home to six yearly productions and is the “only company founded within the past ten years ranked by the Boston Business Journal among the area’s ten most popular performing arts organization.” A great spring/summer/fall attraction in town is Hago Harrington‘s mini golf course that is inexpensive fun for the whole family!

4. It’s accessibility. Stoneham is located in the perfect spot. Situated nine miles from Downtown Boston, Stoneham lies just inside the Route 128 belt that denotes ‘Metro Boston’. The town has direct exits off both Route 128/Interstate 95 and Interstate 93. For public transportation the MBTA Orange line Oak Grove station is located just 3.8 miles from Stoneham Center, as well as the Commuter Rail that has stations in several bordering communities. The MBTA also runs a bus (the 132) that travels through Stoneham Center, with routes that head right to the nearby train stations.SpotPondBrookFootBridge

5. Last but not least, simply put, Stoneham is beautiful. Although it may be hard to remember under all this snow, the town has a beautiful conservation land. The Middlesex Fells, a popular place for hiking, biking, picnicking and more, has vast trails over looking another town favorite, Spot Pond. Also included in the Fells is Whip Hill Park off of Perkins Street that has many marked trails to enjoy and a beautiful estate home, referred to as the town’s “most beautiful public resource.”

What are some of the reasons YOU love Stoneham?