The Norfolk County Town of Medway, population 13,000, is the birthplace of a handful of famous Americans like legendary bear trainer James "Grizzly" Adams, Major League baseball player Allie Moulton, CNN war correspondent Alphonso Van Marsh and children's book illustrator Judith Moffatt.
Aside from the notoriety that comes with a history like that, the town is renowned for its connection to one of America's best-loved sports, football. Beginning in 2006, Medway's Hanlon Field served as the home base for the New England Intensity, a team operating under the Independent Women's Football League. Two years later the Bay State Renegades of the New England Football League followed suit by playing all of its home games at Hanlon Field, and in 2007, the field was the temporary home of the NEFL's Worcester Wildcats as their own athletic field was being renovated.
Medway also has six public parks including the Garnsey Dog Park on Cottage Street, and a fine collection of walking trails to feed the senses and reduce stress. For an upscale yet charming wedding or business social, residents here may book the Thayer Homestead, a renovated 18th century farmhouse. The town-owned property situated on a rolling lawn overlooks the scenic Choate Park and Pond, making it the perfect venue for a gathering.
The nearby Rabbit Hill National Historic District is another worthwhile attraction showcasing the community's history. Named for its original state as a stony pasture that was overrun by an unusually large population of rabbits, the centerpiece of the district is the Community Church, which dates back to 1814. The majority of the 58 homes in the district are at least a century old, and make up a formidable collection of Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian-style buildings on display here.
There are lots of options out there for potential renters in Medway, including a recently advertised one bedroom, single bath rental with a shared courtyard and on-site laundry facilities on Village Street. Located less than five miles from the local schools, this could make a great future home for anyone desiring a cozy, affordable living space that is near the center of activity in town.
Also on Village Street, another one bedroom, one bathroom space is described as an immaculate and bright living quarter that includes a den. This recently renovated lease includes a washer and dryer, utilized forced-air heat and is located less than a mile away from five preschools and elementary schools.