Easton Connecticut

In 1791, Samuel Staples put Easton on the map when he established the first free secondary school in Connecticut, one of the first in the country. Although the school was intended for the poor, its excellent reputation attracted the wealthy who paid $4 per year tuition to attend classes. Today, Easton residents enjoy the privacy of rural living with all the conveniences such neighboring towns as Fairfield Weston and Redding. The New England countryside is sprinkled with new and older homes among wooded hills and open meadows. The town is abundant in recreational facilities and activities for both the winter and the warmer months.

Population:
6,070
Government:
Selectmen, Town Meeting, Board of Finance
Area:
28.8 square miles
Mill Rate:
21.
Distance:
NYC – 75 minutes
Avg. Sold Price:
10/07/07 – CMLS, Single Family Residences
$844,457
Public Services:
United Illuminating Co., Southern CT Gas Co., on-site septic disposal systems, water, bus service I library.
Police Department:
Easton Police Department
Fire Department:
Paid and Volunteer
Houses of Worship:
Catholic, Baptist. Congregational, Episcopal, Methodist
Recreation:
15 acres of park with swimming area, baseball fields, tennis courts, pond at Keller School for ice skating, Sam Senior Memorial park (I I acres), walking trails, private golf course, Historical Society, cross-country skiing; riding trails, library, fishing, little league, playgrounds.
Medical Facilities:
There are 8 nearby hospitals and 5 nursing homes
Shopping:
Trumbull, Fairfield and Westport
Schools:
1 Elementary (Grades K-5); 1 Middle (Grades 6-8): 1 Regional High School (Redding) (Grades 9-12), 3 Nursery Schools