Winchendon Zip Trip
This week, the second stop of the 2017 Zip Trip Season is in Winchendon, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at Legion Park on Pleasant Street (use 109 Front Street, Winchendon for your GPS). Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
Watch Anthony and Michele Discuss Winchendon on this week’s On the Market segment.
Want to learn more about Winchendon? Read all about this city below!
17 miles northwest of Fitchburg Ma, lying on the border below New Hampshire is the small town of Winchendon, Massachusetts. Located in Worcester County, there are an estimated 10,300 people that call Winchendon home. For those that enjoy small towns and outdoors, Winchendon is right up your ally.
In comparison to much of Massachusetts, you can find extremely affordable housing options in Winchendon. The average price of a single-family home is $159,070.
As you could imagine living in a small town in central Massachusetts, there are plenty of woods and outdoors activities to explore. The southwestern portion of Winchendon is covered by the Otter River State Forest. Enjoy extensive trails for walking, hiking or biking, take the family out and explore 85 seasonal campsites and if you like fishing, restricted hunting, and interpretive programs, the Otter River State Forest has you covered.
The Public School Systems in Winchendon MA enrolls around 1,500 students. The levels of education are broken up with PreK – 2nd grade at Memorial School, 3rd -5th grade at Toy Town Elementary School & 6th – 12th grade at Murdock Middle / High School.
Back in the 18th century, the Millers River located in Winchendon provided water power for mills. The town also at one time produced so many wooden shingles that people gave them the nickname of ‘shingletown.’ Over a handful of centuries, the town produced a lot of lumber. Along with wood shingles, a company called Morton E. Converse Company made woodenware and wooden toys from the late 1800’s into 1934. This company manufactured the well-known Ouija Board. Winchendon became so well known for the toys this company made, that it was nicknamed Toy Town and the local elementary school still has this name today.