Welcome to Sharon
Residents of Sharon know that it is possible to have the best of everything in one spot! If you are a nature enthusiast seeking a calm suburban setting yet need — or want — easy access to the city, this neighborhood was designed for you. With its plentiful parks, green spaces, and bodies of water — located just 17 miles outside of Boston — it is clear why so many choose to reside in the town of Sharon.
Sharon’s history dates back to 1637 when it was included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony settlement. Stories from its lengthy past are told through various local statues and landmarks. Now, this region is home to a diverse population of individuals. It is known for having some of the best schools in the state and being one of Massachusetts’s best neighborhoods.
In addition to all of these wonderful accolades, the style of homes in Sharon stand out when compared to the surrounding areas. If you prefer modern exterior and interior design, this is the ideal neighborhood to start searching for your dream home. According to the latest data, average home prices in this town sit at approximately $617K.
What to Love
- Statues and landmarks that tell the town’s almost 400-year history
- Countless spots to relax in nature — including Borderland State Park and Lake Massapoag
- Known as one of the best places to live in Massachusetts
People & Lifestyle
In all of Greater Boston, there is arguably nowhere as tranquil as the town of Sharon. Those who seek a laid-back environment away from the city are certain to love the area. Residents spend their off-days participating in outdoor activities — such as hiking, running, boating, swimming, windsurfing, and observing local wildlife.
Considering its characteristics, it is no surprise that a diverse population lives in the area. Anyone who considers themself to be a nature enthusiast will feel right at home in the town of Sharon. This location is also suitable for those who prefer a calm neighborhood that is not too densely populated and busy.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Life in the town of Sharon isn’t solely about spending time in nature. In fact, the region is well-known for its outstanding local restaurants — which include nearly every type of cuisine you could want. Residents also love the local shopping spots around town.
Sharon is famous for two award-winning destinations — Crescent Ridge Dairy
and Wards Berry Farm
. At Crescent Ridge Dairy, you can pick up fresh, locally produced milk, ice cream, beef, pork, and more. Visitors to Wards Berry Farm can pick their own berries in the summer months, sign up for their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and even take a public or private hayride.
When it is time to eat, make plans to dine at one of the best restaurants in town. Whether you want casual dining or something a bit more formal, there are plenty of places to enjoy. Local favorites include Angel’s Cafe
(known for its delicious coffee and sandwiches), Simcha
(featuring modern Israeli cuisine), A La Esh BBQ,
and Alice’s Mandarin Taste
Things to Do
In every season, there is an abundance of activities in which residents of Sharon can participate. This town takes recreation seriously, so there is never a shortage of things to do.
Locals love taking in the beauty of Sharon’s annual July 3rd fireworks display. In the summer months, spending time at one of the area’s beaches is a great way to cool off and make memories that last for years. In the town of Sharon, there are several beaches — including Lake Massapoag (town membership required), Memorial Park Beach, and Community Center Beach. There is also a town boat launch ramp near Memorial Park Beach
Aside from the more seasonal activities, there are plenty of year-round things to do. Residents can tour a historic mansion and try one of the many outdoor activities at Borderland State Park. Sharon also has a wonderful community center, which offers boating, camps, and swimming.
Sharon is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- The Bilingual Montessori School of Sharon, Private school for ages 18 months through 9 years
- East Elementary, Cottage and Heights,- Kindergarten through 5th grade
- Sharon High School, 9th grade through 12th grade