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

Fox & Robbin Shop 

Inside the Fox Library, 175 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington 

Children’s Orchard 

Consignment Store
Revolve Winchester
24 Thompson St. 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 


Preschool Social Academy*

50 Cross Street, Winchester 

Local Beach

Wingaersheek Beach (Good Harbor)


Ice Skating Rink & Lessons

Flynn Rink

300 Elm Street, Medford 

Kids Gymnastics/Movement/Dance/Fitness Classes

Winchester Gymnastics Academy

70 Cross Street, Winchester 

Music/Art Classes/Lessons

Studio on the Common

22 Church Street, Winchester 

Runner up: Kidstock Creative Theatre!

50 Cross 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

Winchester Soccer Club 

Swim Facilities/Lessons

Little Flippers

29 East Street, Winchester 

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

Heather Bingham, Lactation Consultant 



Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery

63 Swanton 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 


Louie’s Pizza

118 Main Street, Woburn 

BEST: HEALTH & Self-Care

Gym/Fitness Center


186 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington

Runner up: FitLife 

1026 Main Street, Winchester


Bella Sante 

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

Place to Give Birth

Winchester Hospital

41 Highland Ave., Winchester 

Pediatric Dentist

PDA Dental Group

955 Main Street #101, Winchester 

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




A&D General Contractors

274 Russell St., Woburn 

(website not confirmed)

Burke Property Services*

Cross St., Winchester 



Dave Niemi, JP O'Brien Electric 

12 Oakwood Road, Wilmington

Ron Abel

19 Rumford Street, Winchester

Runner up: Poce Electrical Services, LLC 

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

Carole Kitchen & Bath Design Studio*

215 Salem Street, Woburn 

Lawn Care

Nevola Sprinkler & Landscape Lighting, Inc.

33 Amberwood Dr., Winchester 

Moving Company

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)

Snow Removal

R. Maggio & Son, Derro Construction Co.

(781) 729-5043,

Runner up: MC Landscaping

(781) 443-5722


Winchester Veterinary Group

95 Cross Street, Winchester

Pet Boarding, Grooming, Walking, or Day Care

Pet Pals

278 Salem Street, Woburn

Hair Salon/Stylist for Children

Fantastic Sams Cut & Color

84 Washington Street, Suite B, Woburn


Attorney: Estate Planning

The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm*

31 Nagog Park, Suite 301, Acton 

Attorney: Real Estate

Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami, PC

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

Auto Repair

Citgo Main Street

641 Main Street, Winchester 

Car Detailing

George's Auto Detailing 

734 Rear Main St., Winchester

Dry Cleaner


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


Allan Wilde and Son, Insurance Agency, Inc.*

887 Main Street, Winchester 

Nail Salon

Bisou Nail Bar

10 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester


Jenna Brown Photography*



Shanahan Realty Group - BHGRE*

552 Main Street, Winchester

Sven Andersen, Andersen Group Realty

17 Waterfield Rd., Winchester


Bella Sante 

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


*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

PO Box 805, Winchester, MA 01890

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