Explore the Neighborhood: Needham

Conveniently located on the Newton/Needham border, our Needham school is just off Highland Ave and Rte. 95. We are close to the beautiful Charles River Walk and are lucky to be part of a wonderful community! Today we are spotlighting some of our favorite small businesses around the area if you’re not familiar with Needham!

Volante Farms

Volante Farms is a welcoming, neighborhood classic farm. Along with selling fresh produce that they grow on-site, they also offer a seasonal ice cream window, deli, bakery, butcher shop, as well as a craft beer and wine shop. The garden center at the greenhouse is a great place for stocking up on your Spring and Summer flowers and gardening supplies! Learn more.

Pressed Cafe

Great for kids and adults, we at Pine Village are huge fans of the Needham Pressed Cafe! For breakfast or lunch, they have a ton of healthy and delicious options for everyone. Learn more.

Echo Bridge

If you find yourself wanting to explore the outdoors around Needham, be sure to check out Echo Bridge, located along the Charles River within the Hemlock Gorge Reservation. Echo Bridge was built in 1876 and is part of the 16-mile Sudbury Aqueduct from Framingham to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Walk along the bridge for beautiful views and kids will love to find the staircase leading to a platform in the arch, where kids can listen for echoes, the bridge’s namesake.

Goldfish Swim School: Needham

For anyone looking to help their child learn to swim, we love the Goldfish Swim School located right in Needham. From the littles first splashing around in the water to helping your child learn swim strokes, this is a great place to bring your children! Learn more.

Pura Vida Home & Gift

If you need a last minute gift, support this small business in downtown. From adorable gifts for everyone to home decor and more, this cute little shop is everything you want in a neighborhood boutique! Learn more.

Needham History Center & Museum

If you are looking to teach your little one about local history, stop by the Needham History Center and Museum. With plenty of exhibits that feature everything from historical farm equipment to children’s toys and games, you can enjoy a fun afternoon at this museum. Watch out for seasonal events like Pansy Day in the spring! Learn more.

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