Essex Connecticut
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Area Description

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.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Friendly, open, community-minded


Pretty neighborhoods and a true nautical flair.


Casual, fun, active.

You'll Love

Classic New England living, boating, eagle watching

Perfect For

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.



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