With a population of about 17,000 people, Avon, Conn., is the perfect example of a quaint and picturesque New England village. The town is located along the wooded banks of the Farmington River and offers both natural beauty and historic charm. Avon is situated about 10 miles from the bustling city of Hartford, making it an ideal bedroom community for those searching for Avon apartments for rent. Families, singles, and retirees alike will appreciate this ideal Connecticut town for its sense of community, togetherness, and old-fashioned architecture.
Avon was first put on the map in 1645 when several families settled along the peaceful Tunxis Valley. The land that would eventually become Avon was originally christened "Northington," because of its location due north of the Farmington region. By 1830, Northington's population had reached more than 1,000, spurring it to incorporate Avon as a separate town.
Today, Avon's many parks and amenities offer ideal spots for recreation and exercise. Alsop Meadows consists of about 46 acres of open meadow and wooded space along the Farmington River. Countryside Park offers more than 13 acres of picnicking, fishing, skating, and swimming facilities, and the Sycamore Hills Recreation Area is home to 33 acres of space for soccer, basketball, and tennis courts. The real shining star of Avon's park district, however, is the 233-acre Fisher Meadows. Featuring four soccer fields, four softball fields, and hundreds of undeveloped open space for fishing, boating, cross-country skiing, and more, this park offers something for every member of the family.
Avon offers many special attractions, and many of them are dedicated to artistic and scientific discovery. The Talcott Mountain Science Center offers night observing, Connecticut geographical discussions and a variety of other events. The Farmington Valley Arts Center is another local favorite, and highlights the work of many artists from throughout the region.
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