ENJOYING SMALL TOWN LIFE
Let’s face it. Part of the reason to come to a small town is to get away from the rat race of the city: the traffic, crime, noise, rudeness and high prices. You’ll appreciate the refreshing peace of Remington / Wolcott’s quiet, safe streets and our relaxed, friendly vibe. But that doesn’t mean that life here is boring. No, there are just too many community activities for that!
Each town hosts festivals and events. Wolcott’s Fourth of July festival has been going for 50 years and draws visitors from miles around for the parade, carnival, performances and, of course, fireworks. Remington’s Water Tower Days is a smaller scale, but enjoyable festival with a range of activities for all ages, including a parade, ice cream social, puppet show, fire department demonstrations, music groups, beer garden and more. Other occasions include a Christmas Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Mellow on the Market, special exhibits and speakers at the libraries, and more.
Remington is also home to Fountain Park Chautauqua, an annual event established over 100 years ago in order to bring religion, education, culture, family values and fellowship to people. Multiple generations of families return here for two weeks every summer from all parts of the country, keeping this tradition strong. The lovely park is also available for general use by the community year round.
YOU'LL BE SURPRISED HOW ACTIVE THESE SMALL TOWNS ARE
ROBUST COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Remington and Wolcott have a history of strong community and civic involvement. The Tri-Kappa Sorority, founded in1963, supports arts and education in the tri-county area. The local Lions Club organizes and support holiday events and fund scholarships for Tri-County High School seniors as does the American Legion, founded circa 1940. Masonic Temple members support the local food bank and the Women’s Crisis Center. Residents of both towns are active in Scouting, 4-H and FFA activities.
Faith is a backbone of these communities, providing a solid core of family values, love for neighbors and commitment to helping others. A variety of Christian denominations including Presbyterian, Christian, Methodist, Catholic, Evangelist, Baptist, Apostolic Christian, Mennonite and non-denominational offer ministry and fellowship.
WHATEVER YOUR INTEREST,
YOU’LL FIND A WAY TO QUICKLY PLUG IN TO THE COMMUNITY.
Small towns aren’t known for their extensive array of culinary choices. Ok, we admit that Remington and Wolcott don’t have the trendy big-name fast-casual dining options. But, once again, we’ll surprise you by how many options we do have. Want a farm-to-table restaurant? Try Roots Eatery & Pub. Looking for a good pizza? Check out Pizza King in Remington. Tasty diner food? Theater Café in the converted Wolcott Theater. Family dining and bar? Try Bob & Connie’s in Remington. How about decadent baked goods, lunches and frozen drinks? You’ll find that and more at The Homestead Bakery in downtown Remington. And if you just want something quick, you’ll find McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Subway, and Iron Skillet by the Interstate.
Let’s not forget our low crime, high achieving schools, great libraries and impressive parks. All in all, Remington / Wolcott provides an ideal combination of small-town charm without the hassles of city life — while still being close enough to cities to enjoy them when you want to.