Welcome to Dover
A peaceful town filled with green spaces a short commute away from Boston
Dover is a rural, idyllic suburb located only 30 minutes from downtown Boston. Dover is filled with rolling hills, green spaces, horse pastures, and plenty of parks to enjoy nature. This gorgeous suburb is serene and private, with beautiful homes featuring large lots and plenty of outdoor space. Homes in Dover are relaxed and private and feature some of the best scenery in New England. Dover is also home to an excellent, highly acclaimed school district, making the area popular with families.
What to Love
- Lots of green space with rolling hills
- Easy access to the Boston metropolitan area
- Peaceful surroundings and privacy
Dover is quintessential New England. It’s relaxed and comfortable, with stunning outdoor spaces that beg residents to get out and explore. The suburban setting invites a sense of community steeped in luxury that has been characteristic of New England for centuries. With so much space and stunning scenery, you would think you’ve stepped straight into country living. Yet, Dover is a short drive away from all the high-class amenities of the Boston metropolitan area. Access to great universities, hospitals, research facilities, and high-end shopping and dining options is just a stone’s throw away.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dover is the best country living in New England, right near the city. Dover itself has some of the best and freshest produce from local farms. Quaint, locally-owned eateries create delicious classics with seasonal, local ingredients. Dover Cafe & Deli is located in the center of historic downtown Dover and offers some of the best sandwich and Italian pastry creations. With fresh soups, salads, and pizzas, there’s something for everyone here.
Just next door, the Dover Market features delicious, locally made groceries, such as handmade sausages, crab cakes, and fresh produce from local farms. They also offer pre-made meals for guests to take home, bringing that homestyle cooking directly to your kitchen.
For fine dining, in nearby Needham, Blue on Highland offers elegant jazz brunch experiences and a refined American menu. Blue on Highland's stylish dining area creates an atmosphere of luxury and distinction. Capella Restaurant serves classic Italian fare in a high-end, elegant atmosphere. Cappella Chef and owner Rob Picardi bring authentic Italy to Needham with simple dishes that showcase the finest ingredients and classic Italian cooking methods.
Things to Do
The best things to do in Dover involve experiencing the peaceful green spaces of the neighborhood. Noanet Woodlands offers 17 miles of hiking trails with stunning views of the Boston skyline. With well-maintained trails, Noanet Woodlands is perfect for walking and wildlife spotting.
Powissett Farm is a stunning treasure of traditional New England agriculture. A working farm with a CSA, Powissett Farm offers walking trails through beautiful wetlands, fields, and pastures for visitors. They often hold events, such as after-school camps for students and cooking classes for all ages. When the weather starts to chill, there’s nothing better than making smores around the fire. Powissett Farm offers community fire pits for enjoying the crisp summer and fall evenings in New England.
In nearby Natick, Pegan Hill provides hiking trails through beautiful hardwood forests to soft rolling hills, making for a perfect stop for picnicking. For a more manicured experience, the Garden at Elm Bank features indoor and outdoor gardens, featuring plenty of native and exotic plants in rotating galleries. The Garden at Elm Bank also features a variety of walking trails and events, including holiday celebrations, live music, and more.
Dover is served by Dover Sherborn Regional District, a highly ranked school district. Students may attend: