Tucked away in perfect harmony with the woods, agriculture, open land and other peaceful elements of nature, lies a unique Fairfield County suburb with an undeniable small-town feel. Easton, Conn., home to roughly 7,500 people and 2,500 households on 27 square miles of land, is far less dense than the average Fairfield County community, holding a strong take on conservation and strict zoning laws. It is due to this bucolic atmosphere, which encompasses the peacefulness of the country amid appealing conveniences of nearby thriving towns, that so many individuals find themselves choosing this stunning location to plant their roots.
“Commercial development consists of not much more than a couple of convenience stores and a single sit-down restaurant, the Olde Blue Bird Inn, serving breakfast and lunch,” stated a recent community profile in The New York Times. The town’s overall environment takes residents back to simpler times, when days were slower paced, allowing one to appreciate the little, often overlooked treasures of life, like a hike in the woods, or fresh produce from a neighboring farm. With four reservoirs within its borders, as well as its largely protected surrounding woodlands and preserves, Easton effortlessly promotes this mindset, offering a wealth of outdoor activities such as hiking and horseback riding amidst a quiet, laid-back country environment.
The town additionally has a senior center, public library, village store and community center, which offers rock climbing and a fitness center. A highly regarded public school system is also a tremendous plus to living in this Fairfield County town. “The schools in Easton are award-winning,” comments Joanne Wise, an agent from the firm’s Southport brokerage who has listed several homes in the area. “I’ve experienced a number of buyers who want to relocate here simply for the educational system.” She goes on to describe another key motivator being the reasonable 55-minute commute to NYC. “It’s the best of both worlds,” continues Wise. “The tranquil town presents a beautiful, rural escape, while also offering the convenience of living close to the city and other bustling towns. Its neighborhood homes have an abundance of acreage, which can often be difficult to find in other areas throughout the county.”
70 Bayberry Lane is one such residence, containing over three acres of private, park-like grounds to enjoy picture-perfect country living. The three-bedroom, two-bath ranch-style home, which is represented by Wise and offered at $609,900, is warm and comfortable, with an open floor plan that is ideal for entertaining. Numerous custom features including a barrel vaulted ceiling, skylights, walls of two-story windows and French doors help to embrace the natural light and pastoral surrounding landscape. The home additionally has a porch and expansive deck to promote the easy country lifestyle associated with Easton.
“This property is extremely special,” adds Wise. “Located in a very private and tranquil setting, the house isn’t even visible from the street. It truly is the perfect New York weekender retreat.”
Located on another over three-acre plot of land is 210 Silver Hill Road, a home filled with authentic New England charm and modern comforts. The 1914 farmhouse boasts a complete renovation with refinished wide-board wooden floors, an updated kitchen and bathrooms and more. Whether serving as a primary place of residency or weekend getaway, this delightful abode is ideal for anyone looking to live in an unbeatable country setting. Not far away at 124 Wilson Road, a similar opportunity awaits on three acres of land nestled among towering evergreens and views of nature. The spacious Colonial features an expansive living room with a fireplace and access to the property’s deck, ample storage space, as well as beautifully refurbished hardwood floors. 158 Twin Lanes Road, yet another Colonial-style home resting on over three acres of land, also reaps the benefits of its alluring locality. The six-bedroom, five and a half-bath residence resides near Fairfield’s highly coveted Greenfield Hill neighborhood, while enjoying the top-notch schools and private, Zen-like surroundings of Easton—Fairfield County’s postcard-perfect town.
For more information on Easton, Conn., or 70 Bayberry Lane, please contact Southport agent Joanne Wise by phone at 203.521.8153, or by email at Jwise@williampitt.com. Further details on 210 Silver Hill Road can be found by contacting Southport agent Marianne Shaw by phone at 203.615.2702, or by email at Mshaw@williampitt.com. You can also reach out to Southport agent Natalia Cerches by phone at 203.550.8070, or by email at Ncerches@williampitt.com. For more information on 124 Wilson Road, please contact Southport agent Laura Sydney by phone at 203.610.3949, or by email at Lsydney@williampitt.com. For information on 158 Twin Lanes Road, contact Southport agent team Mack Miller Homes by phone at 203.803.8637, or by email at email@example.com.