Welcome to Whitman
February 15, 2011 Leave a comment
If you’re from a small town and have recently moved to Whitman, then you’re sure to feel at home here. With a population of 14,000 residents in a 7 mile square radius, you’ll make new acquaintances in no time!
Park your car only once downtown and avail yourself of many merchants and services within close walking distance. Banking, coffee shops, restaurants, drug store, hair salons, dry cleaners, post office, town hall, churches and other merchants and services are just too numerous to mention. Walk over to our newly renovated Lower Town Park; it is listed as one of the 1,000 greatest places in Massachusetts by the state legislature. The Old Colony Computer Rail, a short walking distance from downtown, provides rail service from Plymouth to Boston.
For the youth of Whitman, there are organized sports teams, active scout packs and a recreation commission that provides many activities. The Recreation department also oversees our swimming programs at our town pool, located at the Lower Town Park.
The Whitman Senior Center, also located downtown, provides many activities, trips and daily meals.
Some of the downtown restaurant favs are McGuiggan’s Irish Pub, Tea Time Cookies, Venus Café (great pizza!), Ted’s Place (seafood). On Rte 18 is also the infamous Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream (dairy barn open year round).
Last December, Whitman just celebrated their 17th year Winterfest. Always held on a Saturday in December, the downtown streets are closed for their festival. Parades, fireworks, caroling, contests, etc. fill the day and though through the night. www.whitmanwinterfest.com
Whitman hosts an annual Fourth of July Field Day at the park, with a road race, carriage or bike decorating, pie eating contests and other events.
The Town of Whitman was incorporated in 1875. As a primary South Shore residential community, it has retained much of its rural character.
If you are moving to Whitman or any town in Massachusetts, see our website to view our whiteboard videos at www.agordon.com. The videos provide valuable tips if you are new to Massachusetts or buying a new home.