Eaton Heights is a largely suburban neighborhood located in eastern Manchester. This neighborhood is bordered by Wellington Road and Route 101-East to the north and northeast, Interstate 93-North to the east, Laydon Street to the south, and Route 28A to the west.
Eaton Heights developed along a prewar streetcar line that ran along Hanover Street. While horse-drawn carriages served as the main form of transportation in early suburbs, cable cars and electric streetcars (trams) became popular in the late 19th Century as people built homes farther from the Center City. The development of Eaton Heights was strongly influenced by the streetcar lines running through this neighborhood. For this reason, Eaton Heights was considered a streetcar suburb. Today, Eaton Heights is home to Derryfield Country Club and Stevens Pond. Stevens Pond has been a popular recreation spot with Manchester’s young and old for generations. Today, the pond is heavily used by area residents for fishing and skating.
SOURCE: Manchester Historic Association