For those of us who live here in the Great Falls region … whether we were raised here or discovered this special place and decided to put down roots … we certainly feel fortunate. This area is a unique amalgam of rural serenity and cultural activity, of rich heritage and contemporary sensibilities, with folks from all over the globe who found everything they were looking for right here in this unique part of the Connecticut River Valley.
Whether you want to telecommute from your high-tech home office, run a small store on Main Street, be part of a dynamic staff at a thriving corporation or a full-time parent in a family-oriented neighborhood, this area supports a broad range of lifestyles, tastes, professional goals and personal hobbies.
With every type of dining experience at hand, including hip cafes, retro railcar diners, eclectic bistros and four-star restaurants, and every amenity you might require, from office/art supplies, hardware, clothing and pharmaceuticals to organic produce, banking, tax services and picture framing, the Great Falls region has all you need right here, with prices that compete with the big guys.
As for hobbies and personal enrichment, this is a great place to expand your creative horizons, with arts organizations offering courses in everything from jazz dance, African drumming and yoga to photography, landscape painting and quilting. For culture and entertainment there are galleries, music venues, movie theaters and playhouses, and events happening in every community, including art openings, lectures, poetry readings, opera, folk and rock. Take a look at Cultural Life in the Calendar for a complete listing of what's happening.
In terms of healthcare services, there are four major hospitals from which to choose, and a wide range of excellent general physicians, family doctors, pediatricians and dentists as well as numerous alternative health facilities, including acupuncture, chiropractic and naturopathy. For transportation there are major car companies and rentals in the region, local and national bus service, and Amtrak, which takes you right from Bellows Falls directly into Boston, Manhattan, Philadelphia or D.C. for both business trips and family excursions.