The best place to get a feel for the old-fashioned charm of New England in Natick is at Casey's Diner. Continuously operating since 1922, Casey's is one of the nation's oldest operating diners. It may very well be one of the smallest too, Measuring only 10X20.5 feet, the diner has seating for 10 along the counter. Casey's is known for the steamed hot dogs that 'snap' when you bite into them, but also offers hamburgers and grilled sandwiches. The best part might be the atmosphere is that it is not uncommon to be greeted by the staff and patrons when you enter the front door.
Residents of Natick do not need to travel into Boston to do some upscale shopping. The Natick Mall offers shoppers access to some of the nation's biggest luxury and department stores, as well as dozens of restaurants, cafes, and dessert shops. Whether looking for the selection of a large store like Macy's or the exclusive style of a boutique, Natick Mall has all of the bases covered. Parents will be pleased to find Beantown at Natick, a children's play area with a Boston theme that features a kid-sized Green Monster from Fenway park, a playstructure based on the USS Constitution, and even some of Boston Common's famous ducklings.
The Natick Community
The Natick Community Organic Farm is dedicated to continuing the long and proud tradition of New England agriculture. The farm educates young people in sustainable farming practices and responsible stewardship of the environment through hands-on projects on a working farm. The farm grows and sells organic produce and raises a variety of livestock all with the help of students and scouts. There are plenty of opportunities for adults to get their hands dirty too, with many volunteer and teaching opportunities. The annual Summerdance is a community staple and a hit amongst all ages with ice cream for the kids and a cash bar for the grownup farmers.