We had the pleasure of meeting some local residents and one in particular beautifully summed up what Hanover is all about. These are things that future homeowners at Sconset Landing have to look forward to:
“Living in a large cosmopolitan city certainly has its advantages. Easy access to work, vibrant nightlife, just about something happening every hour of every day.
But what happens when you meet the “right one”? After the wedding, and before your first baby arrives, many couples opt for a jaunt to the nearby suburbs.
Someplace to plant their roots and raise a family. What most of them want is to become part of a community.
I believe every community – no matter how rich, large, or diverse – is a small town at heart. Strangers will smile at you, offer directions, or push you out of the snow. Neighbors who will help you carry your groceries or rake your leaves or check on you if you are ill.
What society has shown us is that as humans, we want to connect. We also also know that we want to help build our communities and make them better places. Sure, there are people who don’t want to deal with their neighbors, volunteer or even make eye contact. In the end, communities are built by those who are willing to engage.
Moving to Hanover almost 30 years ago from Quincy my new husband and I weren’t so interested in a town that was so much geographically small, but one that had the “small town” feeling. We carefully shopped neighboring towns, previewing homes of all types and sizes, but quickly realized that Hanover offered us what we needed as a young family.
The school system, proximity to Boston where my husband works, as well as ease of commute to our family home on Cape Cod, along with the affordable pricing, made our decision an easy one.
When I shop the local stores along Route 53, no one asks for ID with my check, because they recognize me. The town librarian knows my name. And once we added a baby girl and a baby boy to our family years ago. our circle of friends grew through play dates, then grade school. Volunteering at school, coaching sports teams and scout groups, soon we were “townies”, and it made us feel as if we made the right decision.
To me, a small town isn’t defined by the number of people in it, or the number of square miles, or the number of businesses. It is limited only by the connections we have with our neighbors and by the investment each of us makes in our community so that our children thrive and become successful adults. For me, and for my family, Hanover was the perfect answer. That small-town feeling is here. I hope that each of you feel the same about this great town, I know my family does.”
You don’t have to take our word for it, visit the area and our sales center which is open Thursday – Monday 11am – 4pm to learn more about Sconset Landing. We also encourage you to visit the town of Hanover website to learn more about your future hometown.