Town of Sharon

Town of Sharon

Sharon is a beautiful suburban community with a wealth of natural resources. Its uniqueness is its beauty and location.

Located 22 miles from Boston and Providence, Sharon has access to both metropolitan centers via MBTA commuter trains, and to New York City and Washington, D.C., via Amtrak trains at nearby station, Route 128.
Its population of 18,000 consist of; 32% children under 19; 56% adults 25-64 years, and 10% seniors over 65. Sharon residents live mostly in single-family houses ranging from relatively modest ranches to luxury properties. Sharon does offer a few home rentals within the Eruv. Sharon’s estimated median home price is $454,202 with an average Property Tax of $4,389 (2006 stats).
Residents can enjoy many family fun recreational activities:

Borderland State Park, one of the most historically significant tracts of publicly owned land in the Commonwealth with 1,570 acres of woodlands, fields, ponds and unique geological formations, lies on the border of Sharon and Easton. Borderland offers family activates that include; walking and horseback riding on woodland trails, fishing and canoeing in the ponds, picnicking, ice-skating and sledding.

Deborah Sampson Park (59 Acres) of recreational activities; Basketball court, 4 tennis courts (lit for night play), 5 baseball diamonds, Community Gardens, and ice skating pond.

Dr. Walter A. Griffen Playground, conveniently located across the street from YI of Sharon offers playground apparatus, basketball court, 4 softball diamonds, and picnic area.

Lake Massapoag is 353 acres of natural waters and a recreational resource for swimming, boating, fishing, sailing, camps, and summer concerts.

Massachusetts Audubon Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is the oldest sanctuary with nearly 2,000 acres of diverse habitats that include forest, grasslands, and bogs. Explore nature’s wonders through walking trails, amphibian, butterfly and bird watching observations, and through many year round programs for adults and children, including; maple sugaring, scavenger hunts, art exhibits, and summer solstice hayrides.

Sharon Dog Park is now one of 600 official dog parks nation wide. The park is about a one acre, fenced area for both larger dogs and smaller dogs to play off the leash, and is free to use.

Sharon Library offers a wide array of services and programs for children and adults: Wifi zone; Interlibrary loan; Book buddies; Children’s room includes; interactive computer stations, story times, magic shows, pet exhibits, music and more; and Museum passes available for MFA, Museum of Science, Isabella Stewart Garder Museum, Children's Museum (Boston, Providence, and Easton), Fuller Museum, Boston by Foot, and Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence). www.sharonpubliclibrary.org

The Children's Museum (Easton, MA)
The Children's Museum in Easton (CME) is an educational, cultural, and social learning facility with a primary focus on children ages 1-8. For additional information, log onto www.childrensmuseumineaston.org

Ward's Berry Farm, a family run farm that offers berry and pumpkin picking, 4H animals to visit, a big sand box with toys, fall hayride, and a year round farm stand/store that offers fresh fruits and vegetables.

For more information about the town of Sharon, visit www.townofsharon.net.

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