Get to Know More About Living, Working, and Playing in Needham

Officially incorporated in 1711, Needham was originally part of the Dedham Grant, a land purchase from way back in 1672. Alas, Needham split from Dedham and so the town began forming.

Before we jump into Needham today, there’s another interesting tidbit about a pretty famous clothing brand whose life began in the town. In 1865, William Carter established a knitting mill company that would eventually become a major manufacturer and leading brand of children's apparel in the United States. The site of Mill #1 currently houses the Avery Manor assisted living center, while Mill #2 stood along the shores of Rosemary Lake. By the 1960s, the company owned seven mills in Massachusetts as well as some in the South. The Carter family sold the business in 1990, after which Carter’s, Inc. moved its headquarters to Atlanta, GA.

Today, Needham is home to several universities and remains a family-friendly place to be. The culture is rich as well as the history, and partaking in activities like enjoying a sunny day on the Charles River Peninsula or catching a show at the Needham Community Theater will surely be spectacular.

Living in Needham means you’ll have a plethora of incredible historic homes to choose from, with architecture and design that will bring so much character to your new family home you may find it difficult to pass up. The town tends to be a more affordable place to reside too, especially when compared to its surrounding neighborhoods like Wellesley and Dover. You’ll also find that Needham is home to some top-rated schools.

Let’s talk more about what you’ll fall in love with here in Needham, MA. Give us a call at (781) 559-0071.

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Updated: 20th August, 2019 5:01 AM.