South Spencer is the area of the town located south of Route 9, which bisects the town roughly in half. Many of the houses in the area are located in a small neighborhood off of Route 31, the main road in southern Spencer. These neighborhoods can be found on Chestnut Street, Temple Street, and Briarcliff Lane.
The homes in South Spencer include large Colonials with 4 or more bedrooms, split-entry and ranches with 2-4 bedrooms, as well as many plots of land, most which include 1-5 acres of land. There are also a few condominium complexes that feature 1-2 bedroom townhouse and garden style condos.
The homes in south Spencer are just a few miles from the Massachusetts Turnpike, the longest highway in all of Massachusetts. Drivers can travel east into Boston in roughly an hour, or west into New York state in a couple of hours. Route 49, Route 56, and Interstate 290 are also nearby, making the area a great location for commuters.
Spencer State Forest, one of the area’s largest public forests, is right in the center of South Spencer. This forest covers 965 acres of the town and features many hiking, biking and walking trails that can also be used to observe the local wildlife. This forest is also the site of Howe Pond, which has a beach on its northern coast. Those who enjoy fishing, swimming, kayaking, or driving in a motorized boat can head to Stiles Reservoir, which is located on the eastern end of this area.
South Spencer is just a short drive away from the Auburn Plaza Shopping Center and Auburn Mall, two large shopping centers in Auburn, Massachusetts. There are over one hundred stores and restaurants between these two areas as well as many more local businesses along Route 12, the street they’re both located on. The exciting city atmosphere of Worcester is also just a 15 minute drive east of this region of Spencer.