The Buttonwood Park area is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Sometime around 2000, the location was added to the “National Register of Historic Places“.

The area is roughly bound by Kempton, Rockdale Avenue, Hawthorn Street & Brownell Avenue. Therefore, it generally includes the areas surrounding the park and zoo.

You’ll frequently find people walking, running, biking and spending time with pets. The Lawler Branch Library is located on Rockdale Avenue at the Northeast Corner of the Park.

Stop in and borrow a book, then maybe find a shady tree to sit under! The Warming house was introduced sometime in the ’30s and is located just east of the pond. It is a red brick building designed by Nat C. Smith. It’s been remodeled several times, but is currently being used primarily as a senior center for the city.

Most importantly, how can we forget the Buttonwood Park & Zoo itself, which was planned in the 1890s by Charles Eliot. There are many different animals and exhibits to see, therefore making it a great area attraction. In addition, the neighborhood is also conveniently located right near area highways. The Route 140 Highway entrance, and Route 6 scenic highway.

Altogether, with so many conveniences nearby such as:

  • Shopping (Domino’s Pizza, Down to Earth Natural Foods, CVS Pharmacy and the Dartmouth Mall just 3 miles down the road)
  • Libraries (Lawler Branch Library)
  • Parks & Zoo and Wildlife Education Center (Located at 425 Hawthorn St. New Bedford, MA 02740)
  • & more!

It’s easy to see why it’s such a sought after location for buyers who may be searching to find their new home. 
If you need help finding a home in this area, feel free to reach out to any of our agents. 

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