Fernwood Village is in the heart of this residential neighborhood. The charm of Fernwood Square has been reflected in the movies and it is the community's meeting place, with seasonal markets, FernFest and other lively celebrations. The town also hosts outstanding theatrical productions at the Belfry Theatre and at the Theatre Inconnu at Paul Phillips Hall. All year round, they attract Victorians to the town and its shops, services and cozy local restaurants.
The Fernwood Neighborhood Resource Group offers social programs at the Fernwood Community Center, including day care for children and a wide range of recreational programs for residents of all ages. The Fernwood Community Association has a long history of contributing to land use decisions, reflecting the interests of its diverse population and its high proportion of young families.