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Dorset is a historic town in Southern Vermont's Bennington County. It is charming New England town surrounded by the natural beauty that so many come to Vermont to enjoy and experience. Many residents take advantage of the school system and quality of life that Dorset offers. The town is crossed by a few main roads including VT Route 30 and Route 7A, and US Route 7. This makes Dorset an accessible location for out-of-state visitors from Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and beyond.
Dorset Culture & Recreation
Dorset is close to some of the best skiing in Vermont, making it a great location for year-round and seasonal residents looking for a community near outdoor recreation. Just a few minutes away is Stratton Mountain and Bromley Mountain, which also have great villages and entertainment during the ski season. Along with skiing and snowboarding, Dorset has trails perfect for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. During warmer months, cyclists enjoy the hilly terrain and wooded trails in Dorset. The oldest marble quarry in the US is in Dorset and is a popular swimming spot during the summer. This quarry's marble is featured in the main building of the New York Public Library. Dorset's neighboring town, Manchester, has great outlet shopping and a charming, walkable downtown area.
There are many cultural and artistic attractions in Dorset. Many of the summer events are centered around the theater, music, and artistic expression. Art is a big factor in Dorset's community and a big reason why many people flock to the town during the summer. The Dorset Theater Festival is an annual Summer event in the center of town with professional actors. The Dorset Playhouse present shows year-round and is made up of non-professional actors.
Residents in Dorset enjoy a variety of local dining options, each with a unique ambiance. The Dorset Inn Restaurant, a cozy tavern with a historic dining room, offers seasonal menus in a bistro-style setting. The popular Chantecleer Restaurant is inside a remodeled dairy barn and has a beautiful stone fireplace to enjoy. For outdoor dining, the Barrow House Restaurant features beautiful gardens, a large terrace, and traditional New England cuisine.
The Dorset School boasts quality educational opportunities for K-8 students. Because of the high standards of academic excellence, this is the school of choice for many families in the neighboring towns and some people choose to move to Dorset because of the school’s reputation.
Long Trail School is a private college preparatory day school and offers an International Baccalaureate Program.
Living in Dorset
Find the best of Vermont living in Dorset. Whether you are looking for a place to settle down or a weekend getaway, find an array of residential listings in Dorset. TPW Real Estate has an office in Manchester and we'd love to help you explore real estate in and around the town of Dorset, VT!
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