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Best of Winchester Survey Results

FAN is thrilled to present our 2023 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 close to the winner in their categories are listed as runners up.  Voting was anonymous and available to everyone in the community; although we assume that all participants had good intentions, we did not restrict the number of times participants could submit votes.

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 our "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  And you have any feedback about the BOW Guide, please contact FAN at



Book Ends Winchester

559 Main Street, Winchester

Children’s Clothing/Gear

Winner: The Red Wagon

68 Leonard St, Belmont 

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

Fox & Robbin Shop 

Inside the Fox Library, 175 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington 

Consignment Store
Revolve Winchester
24 Thompson St. Winchester 


Enka Exchange

1037 Main Street, Winchester

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


Childcare Provider for Infants & Toddlers

Preschool Social Academy*

50 Cross Street, Winchester 


Little Planet Preschool

29 East Street, Winchester

Runner up: Preschool Social Academy*

50 Cross Street, Winchester 

After School Program

Winchester Recreation Afterschool Program (WRAP)

263 Main Street, Winchester

Runner up: Kids' Corner

263 Main Street, Winchester

Vacation Day Programming 

Kids' Corner

263 Main Street, Winchester

Runner Up: Kidstock! Creative Theater*

50 Cross Street, Winchester

Summer Camp for Elementary School Aged Kids

Kids' Corner

263 Main Street, Winchester

Runner Up: Winchester Recreation

263 Main Street, Winchester

Local Beach

Wingaersheek Beach (Good Harbor)


Runner-up: Crane Beach 


Hair Salon/Stylist for Children

Fantastic Sams Cut & Color

84 Washington Street, Suite B, Woburn

Runner up: The Cutting Studio @ Shear Perfection (Christine)

8 Mt Vernon Street, Winchester

Ice Skating Rink & Lessons

Flynn Rink

300 Elm Street, Medford 

Ski School/Ski Lessons for kids

Nashoba Valley Ski Area

79 Powers Road, Westford

Kids Gymnastics/Movement/Dance/Fitness Classes

Sweet Peas Educational Gymnastics

29 East Street, Winchester

Runner-up: Winchester Gymnastics Academy

70 Cross Street, Winchester 

Music/Art Classes/Lessons

Winchester Community Music School

407 Highland Ave., Winchester

Studio on the Common

22 Church Street, Winchester 

Place to Have a Child’s Birthday Party

Studio on the Common

22 Church Street, Winchester 

Runner up: Launch Trampoline Park

366 Cambridge Road, Woburn 

Playground in Winchester

Stone Family Playground at Ginn Field

Bacon Street/Mystic Valley Parkway, Winchester

Indoor Playspace

Vinkari Safari

10 Micro Drive, Woburn 

Runner up: Launch Trampoline Park

366 Cambridge Road, Woburn 

Sports/Martial Arts Programs for Kids

WinRec Programming

Around Winchester

Runner up: Winchester Soccer Club 

Swim Facilities/Lessons

Little Flippers

29 East Street, Winchester 

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

Nurture By NAPS

Runner up: Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny



Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery

63 Swanton Street, Winchester

Runner up: Gingerbread Construction Co.

562 Washington Street, Winchester


D’Agostinos Deli

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


Coffee Shop in Winchester

The FULLer Cup

11 Thompson Street, Winchester 

Farm Share/CSA

Wright Locke Farm

82 Ridge Street, Winchester 

Runner up: Wilson Farm

10 Pleasant Street, Lexington

Pizza in Winchester 

Andrea's Pizza Winchester 

883 Main Street

Runners up: 

Gloria's Pizzaria

920 Main Street

Lucia Ristorante

13 Mt Vernon Street

Restaurant in Winchester

A Tavola

34 Church Street

BEST: HEALTH & Self-Care

Gym/Fitness Center

Turbo Crossfit

70 Cross Street Unit B, Winchester

Runner up: LifeTime 

186 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington


Bella Sante 

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

Nail Salon

Bisou Nail Bar

10 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester

Place to Give Birth

Winchester Hospital

41 Highland Ave., Winchester 

Pediatric Dentist

PDA Dental Group

955 Main Street #101, Winchester 


Bella Sante 

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

Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training, or Health Coaching

LPY Yoga & Barre 

356 Cambridge Road, Woburn - Whole Foods Plaza 

Runner up: Fit Life (Winchester & other locations)

1026 Main Street, Winchester; 22 Corey Street, Melrose 




LEAF Design Associates


Guy Dixon, AIA Residential Architecture, Winchester


Burke Property Services*

Cross St., Winchester


MJD Electric

Fencing Provider

Reliable Fence Boston

283 Salem Street, Woburn 


J&J Home Improvement (John Grimes) 

House Painter

Nick’s Painting Services, Inc.

Furbish Pond, North Reading

(781) 393-8306

Interior Designer

Bryant Park Designs

9 Winchester Terrace, Winchester 

Lawn Care

Nevola Sprinkler & Landscape Lighting, Inc.

33 Amberwood Dr., Winchester 

Moving Company

Nowell & Son Moving

86 Cross Street, Winchester

Runner up: Gentle Giant Moving Company

7 McKay Ave., Winchester 

Pest Control

Critter Control of Boston

617-975-0440 (call or text) 


JJ Loftus Plumbing & Heating

6 Glenwood Ave., Winchester

(781) 729-7846

Home/Personal Organizer

Upstairs Downstairs (Isobel Magee)

Runner up: BK Organizing*

Snow Removal


MC Landscaping

(781) 443-5722

Patrick J Kierce Sons Landscaping

128 Pine Ridge Road, Medford

Runner up: R. Maggio & Son, Derro Construction Co.

(781) 729-5043,


Winchester Veterinary Group

95 Cross Street, Winchester

Pet Boarding, Grooming, Walking, or Day Care

Pet Pals

278 Salem Street, Woburn


Attorney: Estate Planning

Cushing & Dolan, PC

444 Washington Street, Ste. 203, Woburn

Runner-up (with just one vote less than the winner):

Noreen Murphy

10 Converse Pl., Winchester

Attorney: Real Estate

Hall & Sullivan*

63 Shore Rd. Ste. 34, Winchester 

Auto Repair

Citgo Main Street

641 Main Street, Winchester 

Car Detailing

George's Auto Detailing 

734 Rear Main St., Winchester

Dry Cleaner

Fresh Touch

757 Main Street, Winchester

Runner-up: Anton’s

600 Main Street, Winchester 

Financial Advisor

Carolyn Nolan - Ameriprise Financial Services

48 Mt. Vernon Street, Ste. 300 Winchester

Runner up: Edward Jones Investments - Jeffrey Wheeler*

535 Main Street, Winchester

Hair Salon/Stylist for Adults

Salone Estetica

6 Thompson Street, Winchester


Saltmarsh Insurance Agency

751 Main Street, Winchester

Runner-up: Allan Wilde and Son, Insurance Agency, Inc.*

887 Main Street, Winchester 


Ambrose Photography

10 Carter Street, Winchester

Runner-up: Jenna Brown Photography*


Shanahan Realty Group - BHGRE*

552 Main Street, Winchester

Runner-up: Kim Covino

41 Thompson St., Winchester


Holly’s Tailoring

127 Main Street, Woburn

(781) 933-7999

Runner-upH K Tailoring

507 Main Street, Medford

(781) 483-3340

PO Box 805, Winchester, MA 01890

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