Essex Connecticut Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Whether you arrive by land or by boat, Essex’s historic waterfront district is a welcoming port. The town has the natural beauty of the Connecticut River in a classic New England setting filled with historic houses, friendly neighborhoods and a nautical flair. Described by New England Today as the “perfect Connecticut small town,” Essex is charming in all seasons and has many dining and shopping choices.
Friendly, open, community-minded
Pretty neighborhoods and a true nautical flair.
Casual, fun, active.
Classic New England living, boating, eagle watching
Shopping, culture, outdoor activities.
Around the Area
Residents and visitors can gain an historical perspective at a maritime history exhibit or take a tour of early colonial and federal architecture. There are parades, free concerts and exhibits on the village Green and many choices for shopping and dining.
Essex is comprised of three villages: Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton. In the Ivoryton section of Essex, there is the award-winning Ivoryton Playhouse, art galleries shops and seasonal events on the Green
Don’t miss the Essex Steam Train, a fun outing that takes riders through the Connecticut River Valley. In the winter, eagle like to fish and fly along the river, attracting residents and visitors to enjoy seeing this regal American bird on the wing.