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Living In: Easton


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For those living in Easton, CT life is much more rural than urban, despite it's proximity to cities such as Stamford, Hartford, Providence, New Rochelle, New York City and Boston. Over a third of it's land is preserved forever, and contains the Aspetuck River, numerous streams, and 4 reservoirs. Half of the town's land is owned by the local water company, which provides the region's drinking water. With so much open space (and waterways), fishing (and to a lesser degree, hunting) are popular past-times. Four parks provide plenty of space for picnic areas, playgrounds, basketball courts, Little League and softball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and multi-purpose fields. The Department of Parks and Recreation, the East Arts Center and Easton Community Center offer a number of programs for kids and adults. Easton contains around around 18 farms and orchards, with 6 Christmas tree farms, making it a popular destination in late November and December for people throughout the region. While some farms are wholesale only, most have stands and pick your own orchards and fields, open to the public. One even has a petting zoo! They are part of a farming community that hasn't changed much over the years, and residents prefer the quieter lifestyle. In 2009, the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree came from a private residence located in Easton... and not one of the Christmas tree farms (they don't allow them to grow that big on the farm!). It was a 76 foot Norway Spruce. Contained within Easton, is the unincorporated village of Aspetuck. 80 acres of the village is set aside as the Aspetuk Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 22 houses in the district were built between 1750 and 1850. Helen Keller was a long-time resident of Aspetuck in her later years, often walking through town on her own, using a fence to guide herself. Her house is one of the more important locations in the historic district. Over the years, a number of celebrities have owned weekend homes in Easton, allowing them to get away from the city and live like everyone else. Such luminaries as news anchor Dan Rather, novelist Edna Ferber, and actress Anne Baxter have escaped to Easton once the workweek was done. In addition, some well-known celebrities have chosen to make it their home year-round, most notably acting couple Hume Cronyn and his wife Jessica Tandy.

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  • Adams Schoolhouse (Historical)
  • Easton Country Day School
  • Hellen Keller Middle School
  • Old Staples Academy

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