Easton, Connecticut 06612
Easton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It is north of Fairfield, CT and contains the historic district of Aspetuck. It is accessible from the Merritt Parkway (Exit 44).
According to the CERC 2016 Town Profile, the population was 7,593 in 2014 and the median household income is $132,000 (2010-2014). The median age is 47 and 58% have attained a Bachelors degree or higher.
In 2016, Easton was ranked #2 in Niche’s Report on the Safest Places to to Live in Connecticut.
Easton has three schools:
- Samuel Staples Elementary school, for children in grades from kindergarten to 5th grade,
- Helen Keller Middle School, for children in grades 6 through 8
- Easton Country Day, a private school for children K-8 (formerly Phoenix Academy).
High school students attend Joel Barlow High School in Redding which ranked 15th within Connecticut according to U.S. News & World Report for Best High School.
Additionally, Easton has a privately owned, non-profit community center named Easton Community Center. This community center has a preschool named Playtots Preschool and is for ages under 2 to 5 years old.
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- Aspetuck Park – 369 Black Rock Road; Contains a little league field, small playground, picnic area, and beach area. Fishing is permitted.
- Helen Keller Park – 360 Sport Hill Road; Contains 2 lights tennis courts, playground, lighted basketball court, pond, soccer field, and softball field. Fishing is permitted.
- Old Staples – 650 Morehouse Road; Contains a playscape, walking track, Little League fields, and multipurpose fields.
- Morehouse Fields – 515 Morehouse Road; Contains Little League Field as well as several multipurpose recreation fields.
Snow’s Farm is located at 550 Sport Hill Road. The farm has been family owned and operated since it was founded in 1912, with the current owner’s being the 4th generation of Snow’s. Snow’s Farm offers a variety of products including: 100% natural organically composted humus loam and soil, 100% natural organically composted manure, a variety of mulches, sand, gravel and stone, hay, fill, seasoned firewood, and farm fresh eggs.
Maple Row Tree Farm is located at 539 North Park Avenue. It was started in the mid-1950s. During the 1700s it was a dairy farm owned and run by the Edwards family. The farm is over 200 acres (81 ha) in size, and the Edwards family continues to own and operate the farm. During the Christmas season, visitors can choose and cut their own tree, or they can buy a pre-cut tree. Pre-cut trees are up to 12 feet (3.7 m) tall, while trees to select and cut may be up to 9 feet (2.7 m) tall. Maple Row Tree Farm grows eight different types of trees, including Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Douglas-fir, Eastern White Pine, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce and White Spruce.
Silverman’s Farm is located at 451 Sport Hill Road. The farm was started in the 1920s by Ben Silverman. During the 1970s and 1980s, Silverman’s became a pick your own fruit farm. In 2004 the apple cider mill was closed due to changes in the pressing standards. Today apple cider is sold at Silverman’s Farm Market, but it is not made on the premises. Silverman’s has a petting farm which includes buffalo, llamas, sheep, pigs, goats, fallow deer, donkeys, emu, and other animals. The farm also has tractor rides, an orchard, a farm market and a florist.
Sport Hill Farm is located at 596 Sport Hill Road. It is a small sustainably operated farm providing fresh, healthy, and organic delicious produce as well as education on farming in the area to anyone who is interested. Founded in 2001, the farm raises chickens, goats, and dozens of other vegetables.
Sherwood Farm is located at 355 Sport Hill Road. It includes a shop where one can purchase fresh produce. Founded in 1713, the farm now produces Eggs, Peppers, Cucumbers, Corn, Tomatoes, Radishes and Honey while offering Pumpkins throughout the months of October and November.