5.6 out of 10

Federal St, Massachusetts

42.3096817229666 -72.4259258994039
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"A little to fast for this Hiker-friendly bypass"

Federal St (old Federal St to the locals) is a narrow, flat and smooth bypass from the top of Rte 9 near Tilton Automotive to Dwight Chapel, cutting off approximately 2 miles of highway driving. One drives over a railroad track, passes the town beach, then lakes Arcadia and Hammond pond as one drives carefully around a rather busy public water access area with lots of swimming and people exercising or taking long walks with family and friends. Continuing past Grela, then Orchard and Cheryl Circle, and beginning the descent down a very treacherous (in the winter) slope past the first of four Ashcroft log homes (mine). There are several famous artists and musicians that live on this street and one can see them frequently in their yards or walking the street during daylight hours. Soon one passes various horse farms, entrance to Daigle well public water resources, Dwight Chapel, culminating in a hard left back onto Rte 9 west.

This is a fantastic road to live on if you like the great outdoors. There is much to see and do as we are close to the Metacomet Monadnock trail, not far from the Robert Frost trailhead and surrounded by protected woods and streams, making it quite a lovely place to live.

The neighborhood is friendly but Protestant - meaning people keep to themselves, turning out to help in emergencies. Mostly small homes of professional couples and only a few children live on the street, many people work at UMass Amherst, in Worcester or Springfield. As I said, many people are professional artists and musicians and are self-employed on this street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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