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Best of Winchester Survey Results

FAN is thrilled to present our 2022 Best of Winchester Guide.  The Best of Winchester (BOW) Guide provides you and your family with local recommendations from FAN members and members of the Winchester community, supporting all of your needs--family, home repair, dining, entertainment, and more!  We emphasize local businesses in and around Winchester.  Many of these businesses support FAN and our mission to serve Winchester families with infants and young children.  Among other things, we support those families with this Guide.

So, how does a business make it into the BOW Guide?  Earlier this year, we sent a survey to all FAN members and other Winchester community members, asking them to vote on the best vendors for a variety of categories.  The businesses that received the most votes in each category are listed below.  Businesses that came within two votes of the winner in their categories are listed as runners up.  

We hope you find this to be a useful resource.  FAN members can access additional resources on the members-only portion of FAN's website, including FAN's newly-published "FAN Favorites" resource guides.  That directory lists local playgrounds, pools, local fairs, family-friendly activities, healthcare providers, and more that FAN members have recommended.  

If you would like to learn more about FAN or become a FAN member, please reach out to us at info@fanwinchester.org.  And you have any feedback about the BOW Guide, please contact FAN at surveys@fanwinchester.org. 

BEST: SHOPPING

Bookstore

Book Ends Winchester

559 Main Street, Winchester

https://bookendswinchester.indielite.org/


Children’s Clothing/Gear

Winner: The Red Wagon

68 Leonard St, Belmont

https://theredwagon.com/ 

Runner-up ties (each with just one vote less than the winner!)

Fox & Robbin Shop 

Inside the Fox Library, 175 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

https://foxrobbinshop.com/ 

Children’s Orchard 

https://rowleyma.childrensorchard.com/ 

https://newburyportma.childrensorchard.com/ 

Consignment Store
Revolve Winchester
24 Thompson St. Winchester
https://revolveboutiques.com/ 

Toy Store
Catch a Falling Star, Winchester/Lexington
532 Main St, Winchester / 7 Depot Square, Lexington

https://www.facebook.com/catchafallingstartoys/ 

BEST: KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES & CHILDCARE

Childcare Provider for Infants & Toddlers

Preschool Social Academy*

50 Cross Street, Winchester 

https://www.preschoolsocial.com/ 


Preschool

Preschool Social Academy*

50 Cross Street, Winchester

https://www.preschoolsocial.com/ 


Local Beach

Wingaersheek Beach (Good Harbor)

Gloucester

https://gloucester-ma.gov/299/Beach-Information 


Ice Skating Rink & Lessons

Flynn Rink

300 Elm Street, Medford

https://flynnrink.com/ 


Kids Gymnastics/Movement/Dance/Fitness Classes

Winchester Gymnastics Academy

70 Cross Street, Winchester

https://winchestergymnasticsacademy.com/ 


Music/Art Classes/Lessons

Studio on the Common

22 Church Street, Winchester

https://www.studioonthecommon.com/ 

Runner up: Kidstock Creative Theatre!

50 Cross Street, Winchester

https://www.kidstocktheater.com/ 


Place to Have a Child’s Birthday Party

Studio on the Common

22 Church Street, Winchester

https://www.studioonthecommon.com/ 

Runner up: Launch Trampoline Park

366 Cambridge Road, Woburn

https://launchtrampolinepark.com/woburn/ 

Playground in Winchester

Stone Family Playground at Ginn Field

Bacon Street/Mystic Valley Parkway, Winchester


Indoor Playspace

Vinkari Safari

10 Micro Drive, Woburn

http://www.vinkarisafari.com/wp/ 

Runner up: Launch Trampoline Park

366 Cambridge Road, Woburn

https://launchtrampolinepark.com/woburn/ 

Sports/Martial Arts Programs for Kids

Winchester Soccer Club

https://sites.google.com/view/winchestersoccerclub/home 


Swim Facilities/Lessons

Little Flippers

29 East Street, Winchester

https://www.littleflippersswim.com/winchester-classes/ 


Nanny/Night Nurse/Au Pair Placement Service/Lactation Consultant

Heather Bingham, Lactation Consultant

https://www.bostonlactation.com/ 

BEST: EATING

Bakery

Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery

63 Swanton Street, Winchester


Caterer

D’Agostinos Deli

11 Waterfield Road, Winchester & 1297 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

​​https://www.dagostinos-deli.com/ 


Coffee Shop in Winchester

The FULLer Cup

11 Thompson Street, Winchester

https://www.thefullercup.com/ 


Farm Share/CSA

Wright Locke Farm

82 Ridge Street, Winchester

https://www.wlfarm.org/csa-sign-up/ 


Pizza 

Louie’s Pizza

118 Main Street, Woburn

https://www.louiespizzawoburn.com/ 


BEST: HEALTH & Self-Care

Gym/Fitness Center

LifeTime 

186 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington

https://www.lifetime.life/life-time-locations/ma-burlington.html

Runner up: FitLife 

1026 Main Street, Winchester

https://www.fitlifema.com/

Massage

Bella Sante 

76 Bedford Street, Lexington/ 38 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor, Boston/ 190 Linden Street, 2nd Floor, Wellesley

https://bellasante.com/ 


Place to Give Birth

Winchester Hospital

41 Highland Ave., Winchester

https://www.winchesterhospital.org/ 


Pediatric Dentist

PDA Dental Group

955 Main Street #101, Winchester

https://pdadentalgroup.com/ 


Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training, or Health Coaching

LPY Yoga & Barre 

356 Cambridge Road, Woburn - Whole Foods Plaza

https://www.lpyyoga.com/woburnstudio 

Runner up: Fit Life (Winchester & other locations)

1026 Main Street, Winchester; 22 Corey Street, Melrose

https://www.fitlifema.com/ 

BEST: HOME SERVICES

Architect

LEAF Design Associates

Winchester

https://leafdesignassociates.com/ 


Contractor

TIE

A&D General Contractors

274 Russell St., Woburn

https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyADGC/ 

(website not confirmed)

Burke Property Services*

Cross St., Winchester

https://burkepropertyservices.com/ 


Electrician

TIE

Dave Niemi, JP O'Brien Electric 

12 Oakwood Road, Wilmington

https://jpobrienelectric.com/

Ron Abel

19 Rumford Street, Winchester

https://www.facebook.com/RonaldAbelElectric

Runner up: Poce Electrical Services, LLC

https://www.poceelectricalservices.com/ 


Fencing Provider

Reliable Fence Boston

283 Salem Street, Woburn

https://reliablefenceboston.com/ 


Handyman

J&J Home Improvement (John Grimes)

grimesjohn89@gmail.com 


House Painter

Nick’s Painting Services, Inc.

Furbish Pond, North Reading

(781) 393-8306


Interior Designer

Carole Kitchen & Bath Design Studio*

215 Salem Street, Woburn

https://www.kitchenpeople.com/ 


Lawn Care

Nevola Sprinkler & Landscape Lighting, Inc.

33 Amberwood Dr., Winchester

https://nsllinc.com/ 


Moving Company

Gentle Giant Moving Company

7 McKay Ave., Winchester

https://www.gentlegiant.com/locations/boston-movers/winchester/ 


Pest Control

Critter Control of Boston

617-975-0440 (call or text)

https://www.crittercontrolofboston.com/ 


Plumber

JJ Loftus Plumbing & Heating

6 Glenwood Ave., Winchester

(781) 729-7846


Home/Personal Organizer

Upstairs Downstairs (Isobel Magee)

https://www.upstairsdownstairsdeclutter.com/


Snow Removal

R. Maggio & Son, Derro Construction Co.

(781) 729-5043, rmaggiocontractor@gmail.com

https://rmaggiolandscape.com/

Runner up: MC Landscaping

(781) 443-5722

https://www.mclandscapingplowing.com/

Veterinarian

Winchester Veterinary Group

95 Cross Street, Winchester

https://www.winchestervetgroup.com/


Pet Boarding, Grooming, Walking, or Day Care

Pet Pals

278 Salem Street, Woburn

https://www.gopetpals.com/


Hair Salon/Stylist for Children

Fantastic Sams Cut & Color

84 Washington Street, Suite B, Woburn

https://www.fantasticsams.com/about/regions/boston-ma-manchester-nh/fantastic-sams-woburn-ma

BEST: MISCELLANEOUS ADULTING

Attorney: Estate Planning

The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm*

31 Nagog Park, Suite 301, Acton

https://parentsestateplanning.com/ 


Attorney: Real Estate

Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami, PC

1840 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, Lexington (with locations in Wellesley, Boston, and Hingham)

https://www.selamilaw.com/ 


Auto Repair

Citgo Main Street

641 Main Street, Winchester

http://www.mstrepair.com/ 


Car Detailing

George's Auto Detailing 

734 Rear Main St., Winchester

https://www.georgesdetailinggarage.com/


Dry Cleaner

Anton’s

600 Main Street, Winchester

https://www.antons.com/locations/winchester/ 


Financial Advisor

Carolyn Nolan - Ameriprise Financial Services

48 Mt. Vernon Street, Ste. 300 Winchester

https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/carolyn.l.nolan/

https://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/team/the-nolan-group/contact/

Runner up: Edward Jones Investments - Jeffrey Wheeler*

535 Main Street, Winchester

https://www.edwardjones.com/us-en/financial-advisor/jeff-wheeler

Hair Salon/Stylist for Adults

Salone Estetica

6 Thompson Street, Winchester

https://saloneestetica.com/


Insurance

Allan Wilde and Son, Insurance Agency, Inc.*

887 Main Street, Winchester

http://wildeins.com/ 


Nail Salon

Bisou Nail Bar

10 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester

http://www.bisounailbar.com/


Photographer

Jenna Brown Photography*

https://jennabrownphoto.com/


Realtor

TIE

Shanahan Realty Group - BHGRE*

552 Main Street, Winchester

https://www.shanahanre.com/

Sven Andersen, Andersen Group Realty

17 Waterfield Rd., Winchester

https://www.andersengrouprealty.com/

Spa

Bella Sante 

76 Bedford Street, Lexington/ 38 Newbury Street, 2nd Floor, Boston/ 190 Linden Street, 2nd Floor, Wellesley

https://bellasante.com/ 


Tailor

*The winner, Esquire Tailors (Main St., Winchester), closed in March 2022.  Honorable mentions to:


Holly’s Tailoring

127 Main Street, Woburn

(781) 933-7999

H K Tailoring

507 Main Street, Medford

(781) 483-3340

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Sewing---Alterations/HK-Tailoring-174039749294390/


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