You can feel like you are in a mountain town one minute and the next be surprised by the connection to Boston. With Boston to the north, and bordering Quincy to the east, this town is also home to the Blue Hills weather station perched at the highest point on this side of the state.
Columbines, Milton Village, East Milton or the estate areas that dabbled in the community have a nice mix. You are sure to find plenty of historic gems in any of the neighborhoods.
You wont find many condos, but they do exist. This community is best broken down in price points, with a few select categories highlighted.
Milton offers so many different options for schooling both through public school options and private schools. There are 4 elementary schools and 1 middle school which have been recently revitalized as well as a brand new Milton High School. Multiple private school options include Fontbonne Academy, a private school for girls, St. Mary’s, St Agatha’s, and Milton Academy, a coeducational independent prepatory, boarding and day school. For more information visit sites like www.greatschools.org or www.education.com
Dining and Shopping
There are so many wonderful options for dining and shopping. Enjoy quaint shops in Milton Village from boutiques to a flower shop. Dining options include Abby Park, a trendy New American bistro boasting stylish décor and paintings local artists. Steel & Rye has earned it’s reputation offer locally sourced New American dishes at this garage-turned-restaurant. If you want to enjoy an outdoor patio and river scenery then 88 Wharf is the place for you. Don’t forget The Plate, a cozy choice for locally sourced fare served in bright modern digs.
With so much to do in the local area you will have difficulty choosing! A full calendar of events is always available and some of the features include Governor Hutchinson’s Field which offers music, festivals, summer camps, scavenger hunts and really anything you can think of!! If horses are your thing there is Horseplay Stables. Forbes House Museum is on the National Historic Landmark register and is open to the public to tour. The Trailside Museum at the Blue Hills features a natural history museum as well as outdoor wildlife exhibits. There are also multiple annual carnivals in the area that take place in various locations.
Parks and Recreation
There are too many wonderful options for outdoor enjoyment to mention them all but a few of the most popular are listed below. Govenor Hutchinson’s Field is a beautiful nature reserve and offers access to Pierce Reservation which is 4 acres of woodland and fields with paths and trails along the Neponset River. Cunningham Park is a favorite for many dog walkers. There is also Turner Pond perfect for walking and jogging. The Blue Hills Reservation has activities year round! Enjoy skiing and snow shoeing in the winter and swimming at Houghton’s Pond in the summer.
The area is serviced by the Red Line trolley at Milton station which will quickly take you into Ashmont and transfer for South Station or Downtown Crossing. The trolley is unique extension of the Red Line that runs from Mattapan Square through the area into Lower Mills Dorchester, eventually connecting to the subway. There are multiple bus lines that offer access to Quincy Center Station and Ashmont Station. If travelling by car you will enjoy easy access to I-95 and I-93.