I’ve lived in Stowe since 2003. My husband and I decided to relocate from the Boston area because we’d grown weary of long commutes and interminable waits in traffic. We wanted a simpler, more relaxed lifestyle in a quintessential New England town, without limiting our children’s academic and recreational opportunities.
Our kids have grown up walking to and from school; skiing all winter; swimming, biking, and hiking all summer; and feeling like they have a place in their community.
We didn’t know a soul when we moved here. But that feeling of being a stranger in a new place didn’t last long. We met more lifelong friends in two weeks than in two years in Boston. The opportunities to get involved and become a part of the town’s vibrant lifestyle are endless.
Each of us has chosen different ways to participate in community life. Over the years, I’ve served on boards for the Stowe Cooperative Nursery School and the Stowe Free Library, and have taken advantage of the myriad of ways to get involved in my kids’ schools. My husband is an avid trail runner, enjoying Stowe’s extensive and ever-expanding trail network. My daughter spends most of her afternoons at the Stowe Dance Academy, which is arguably one of the best dance programs in New England. My son plays soccer and runs cross-country. And they both participate in the Mount Mansfield Ski Club, spending every winter weekend having fun in the snow with their friends.
Like most families in Stowe, we’re on the move. Stowe keeps us busy doing things we like to do, whether we’re enjoying the great outdoors as a family or with friends who share similar interests. This is what makes living in Stowe a truly unique experience.