Boston’s Horse Country: What We Love Most About Harvard, MA

Harvard, Massachusetts, is a beautiful town year round, but summers in Harvard are especially great. Here are five things we love about living in Harvard:


  1. Fruitlands Museum: Love a beautiful picnic spot, with a panoramic mountain view? Add neat small museums and a locavore café thanks to our favorite restaurant entrepreneurs, Groton’s Webber Restaurant Group, and you’ve got Fruitlands Museum.

  3. Harvard General Store: Pick up a great latte, biking equipment (Harvard is a biking mecca), or some local produce at the Harvard General Store. Be sure to stop by August 15 – 17 when the annual Central Mass Longboard Festival is in town for their event (the Harvard General Store is the headquarters for the event).

  5. Vermont scenery close to Boston: Harvard has been proactive about land conservation (including the owner of the Ark) with the benefits of gorgeous views and miles of trails to explore. For more information on Harvard conservation land and trail maps, click here.

  7. Great access: Harvard is an anomaly in that it is right off major highways, but largely untouched by sprawl or strip development. Just off Routes 2 and 495, and close to the commuter rail in Littleton, Harvard is easy to get to. Especially relative to many other Boston semi-rural suburbs, where narrow routes make for very slow commuting.

  9. Stunning topography: Much of Harvard is high on a ridge, making for lovely sunset views of Mount Wachusett and Monadnock, as well as twinkling skyline views of Boston to the East. Apple orchards love the soils, with some of the larger growers in the state based in Harvard, covering the hills with blossoms in the spring.
Check out the longboard festival in Harvard,
August 15-17
Benny Goodman shows the way in one
of Harvard’s many conservation areas
Harvard’s big western views to Mt. Wachusett


LandVest’s Stanley Edwards calls Harvard “home”.
Visit her favorite listing, the Ark, as well as her other area listings in nearby Concord.