Reasons Why it's Amazing to Live In Hamilton
Hamilton, Massachusetts offers its residents a rich history, tranquil parks, and a stellar reputation for equestrian events. A drive through the town features vignettes of horse farms and classic New England homes. Drive slowly as there are horse crossings at various places.
In 1928, General George S. Patton came to live in Hamilton, and his wife, Beatrice Ayer Patton lived here while her husband served in the military. The Sherman tank used in Patton’s Third Army now stands at Patton Park in memory of those men and women who sacrificed everything for our country. Patton Park is also now home to a variety of children and adult sporting events and programs.
Hamilton has a rich equestrian heritage and there are outstanding horse farms offering boarding, training, and eventing. Equestrian interest remains strong due to the influence of Myopia Hunt Club, which holds frequent equestrian events, including polo matches most Sunday afternoons.
Hamilton was first settled in 1638 and was referred to as “The Hamlet.” Early settlers Including the Appletons, Winthrops, Lamson's, and Dodges were attracted by countryside reminiscent of the English farms and estates they had left behind. The town became incorporated in June 1793 and was named for Alexander Hamilton whose portrait became the town seal in 1903.
The Town center offers plenty of parking, the commuter rail, shops, and restaurants. A few favorite dining experiences include:
Although inland, Hamilton is an easy drive to surrounding Atlantic coastal towns and noteworthy beaches.
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