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Ellington is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut and is located just 27 minutes from Hartford CT, 30 minutes from Springfield MA and just 25 minutes from Bradley International Airport. Looking for a day or weekend trip to a big city? Ellington is located just 1 hour and 35 minutes from Boston MA and just 2 hours and 30 minutes from New York City.
The town population at the 2010 census was 15,602 with a population density of 379.4 people per square mile. The median income for a household was $62,405, and the median income for a family was $77,813. What that means for you is that the town is a good mix of white collar business professionals alongside the blue collar residents that gave the town it’s roots as a farming community!
Connecticut Magazine publishes an annual report called “Rating the Towns” which compares how all of the different towns and cities stack up against each other. For the latest version which was released in November 2015, the towns and cities were categorized according to median home values. Ellington CT falls into the $200,000 – $250,000 category with a median home value of $234,400. Below is an extract of only the Hartford and Tolland County towns, I left the other counties out to easily compare. If you are interested you can read the full report here.
Residents of Ellington Connecticut, enjoy this classic small New England town with a mix of neighborhoods built as the baby boomer generation moved into town, alongside more recent luxury developments in the south side of town and in the Crystal Lake area. Ellington has transformed from being primarily a farming community to what has now become a popular bedroom community while maintaining it’s farming roots and as a result forms a great community to live in.
Ellington has some awesome parks with natural beauty and they offer something for everyone. The main park is Brookside park and is located just 2 miles from the center of town. This park has baseball, softball, soccer & football fields, tennis courts, playground for kids, a volleyball court and a covered pavilion. The annual town fair called “the Fireman’s Fair” is held on these grounds during fair season in CT which is late summer into early autumn. The town also has a town beach located on Crystal lake called Sandy Beach. Be sure to check out this beach for swimming, sunbathing and family fun on those hot summer days. Lastly, be sure to visit Arbor Park in the center of town, which features walking paths and a Farmers market is held there on Saturday mornings!
Perhaps one of the most appealing features of living in Ellington CT is the absence of any major business districts or large shopping centers to congest and detract from the natural beauty of the town. As the town has grown, a Big Y Supermarket was developed to provide the growing population with the modern day conveniences of a large grocery store. Previously, just a smaller local market was available and residents had to travel to neighboring towns to grocery shop. One local business in particular has grown into a popular destination called Kloter Farms, which builds and sells custom sheds, garages, gazebos, playscapes as well as handcrafted furniture.
Dining options in Ellington can be limited and a lot of town residents will travel to neighboring towns for popular dining destinations. However, there are some really great local mom and pop options to choose from. Including the center of town staple the Chuck Wagon diner, which any true Ellington resident will be proud of. Other great choices are Casey’s Cafe, which has an outdoor patio and Trattoria da Lepri which is a fabulous upscale Italian restaurant.
Hungry now? Click the image below to see the AWESOME Ellington restaurants that DELIVER!
When it comes to education, Ellington has a great public school system, including 3 elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. The town also has a private Montessori school.
Ellington teachers are highly qualified and self-driven to teach children and the schools are equipped with technology to help create a successful learning environment. Ellington provides high quality public education from Kindergarten all through to High school to their children. The Ellington Public School system consist of five schools – three elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a private Montessori school – where the student population is educated each school day. Below are the public schools located in town.
Whether you are actively in the market to buy real estate in Ellington CT, or just considering relocating here, you will find a number of residential options to choose from. If you’re looking for a luxury home, traditional single-family home, a condo or town home, I am an Ellington CT Realtor that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for!
The Ellington real estate market features a number of condominium and townhouse complexes where you an enter into homeownership for the low $100,000’s. In addition, you will also find a growing number of luxury style neighborhoods as well. The center of town has some really cool historical homes that feature larger homes that were once occupied by Ellington’s influential early residents during the early 1900’s. The majority of neighborhoods were built by the baby boomer generation and these neighborhoods are moderately priced between $175,000-$300,000. There is not many 2-4 unit multifamily options for owner occupants or investors but there are a few neighborhoods that have this type of home.
Realtors in Ellington CT will tell you the town’s benefits are providing affordable housing that is located in a small town with a country feel to it. With everything the town has to offer, it is a good decision to own a home here for those looking for the town to provide a great school system, low crime and reasonable taxes. The town does not have all the modern conveniences of a large town but you don’t have to travel far to get them. You can get a great home in Ellington while spending less money and still have an easy commute to popular employers throughout the state.
The town has become a place where young professionals, established families, empty nesters and retirees have decided to call home. East of the river, Ellington is a great community and attracts residents who end up calling it home for a very long time.
Ellington warmly welcomes new residents to live in this beautiful town. So if you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Ellington CT, please be sure to use all of this websites home buying or selling tools and contact Sandy directly to answer any questions you may have! It is important to work with a Realtor who is familiar with the local area. For example, be careful about homes built between the early 80’s and late 90’s that might have crumbling foundation issues. Click on the image below to read my article on the issue.
About the Author: The above real estate information on Ellington CT Real Estate was provided by Sandy Smith, a local Connecticut real estate agent serving Hartford and Tolland Counties.
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