Every week we take a look at a different neighborhood southeastern Massachusetts.
By Maureen McCarthy / For The Patriot Ledger
Steven Kielty remembers the record-breaking winter of 2015. Several of his Tilden Road neighbors lost power. But like all good neighbors, they took care of each other.
"When our neighborhood lost power two winters ago, several families got together at one house and spent several days together," said Kielty, who moved into his home in 2009.
The Tilden Road neighborhood, off Forest Street, is a quiet, family-friendly subdivision. The gently wooded, dual-entrance development is home to Tilden and Flames roads and Woodhaven Street and is a haven for winter fun.
"Our neighborhood has lots of kids and great neighbors," Kielty said. "When school is canceled, one of our neighbors always has a storm party and it's not unusual after a day of shoveling and snowblowing to see many families get together for cold beverages and comfort food.
"One neighbor has an annual Octoberfest party, another hosted a Halloween party that everyone goes to before trick or treating, and another neighbor lines the streets with luminary candles every Christmas Eve," Kielty said.
The welcoming and picturesque neighborhood is home to nearly four dozen lovingly cared-for ranches, traditional Colonials and Cape Cod-style properties.
The subdivision is close to schools, stores and commuter conveniences.
"Just across Route 139 is a Roche Brothers, Fitzy's restaurant – our kids' favorite breakfast place – and a new Boys and Girls Club with all new youth soccer fields," said Kielty. "And we love being within walking distance to all three schools our children will attend, including the newly constructed Marshfield High School."
Buyers are drawn to Marshfield for many reasons, including its seaside beauty, said Debbie Glynn, a real estate agent with Success Real Estate.
"No matter where you live in Marshfield you are never more than 15 to 20 minutes away from the beach. ... It truly feels like a vacation destination even for those who live there year-round," Glynn said.
Marshfield's beaches include Rexhame, Fieldston, Sunrise, Brant Rock and Green Harbor – all of which are accessible to residents with a town-issued beach sticker.
Kielty said his family loves the beaches during the summer, sledding on Marshfield's Coast Guard Hill during the winter and, most of all, the friendships forged in their Tilden Road neighborhood.
"We love our neighborhood, and Marshfield is a great town to raise a family," Kielty said.