Essex

The Essex Experience

After a relaxing drive from New York, take the Middlesex Turnpike, Route 154 to West Avenue and you will arrive in “The Most Perfect Small Town in America.”  Welcome to Essex! Having been ranked as one of the best small towns in America and placed in the top 1,000 places to see before you die, this village is the quintessential New England town. The area is rich in Americana and offers some of the best examples of early colonial and federal architecture.

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Essex has a unique blend of restaurants, boutiques and antique shops, along with an amazing marina waterfront area. Tree lined streets continue to attract people of all ages throughout the year to explore the multitude of historical and recreational opportunities. The Griswold Inn is one of the most notable locations when visiting the village. The ‘Gris’ serves as the community gathering place and has been providing comfortable lodging, food and spirits for over 235 years! It is located in the center of the village, close to the Connecticut River. During the month of October, the Scarecrow FestiFall will adorn the lamp posts, lawns and benches along the village streets. What a way to celebrate fall in New England.

Please allow William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty to introduce you to a spectacular historical waterfront home at 1 Foxboro Road.  An elegant 1870 historic estate, it is set on the last 12+ acres of undeveloped private waterfront property, with two separate lots. With 3,300 square feet of living space in the main house and a one bedroom windmill guest cottage on the property, your New England home in Essex can be a reality.

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