With a population of 4,400, Ashford is a small Connecticut town located in Windham County, in the Willimantic metro area. Located just 29 miles east of Hartford at the intersection of Route 44 and 74, many Ashford area residents find it easy to commute to Hartford. Providing convenient access to the Northeast corridor, Interstate 84 passes through the northwestern tip of Ashford. Other large nearby cities include Providence, RI (40 miles east of Ashford) and Boston (80 miles to the Northeast). Sturbridge, MA. is a short drive on I84E, with great restaurants and Historic Sturbridge Village among the many attractions there.
The Peaceful Corner of Northwest ConnecticutThis quiet corner of Connecticut dates back to 1714 when the town was first incorporated. Retaining its village appeal and historical significance, Ashford has a total area of 39.5 square miles. Ashford also has two charming and peaceful lakes, Lake Chaffee and Ashford Lake, both are non-powerboat lakes and offer great fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking.
Ashford Public EducationChildren living in Ashford who are elementary and middle school-aged attend the Ashford School, the town's only school. High school-aged residents attend E. O. Smith High School of the Regional School District 19. E.O. Smith is the Regional "Blue Ribbon" High school for the towns of Storrs Mansfield, Ashford and Willington.
Ashford Real Estate
The small town charm of Ashford and the beautiful historical landmarks and two peaceful lakes attract many home buyers to this area. With the rare combination of rural settings, neighborhoods, lakefront and riverfront properties, Ashford offers buyers many different real estate choices. Buyers looking for a lakefront home in a quiet area are very pleased when they discover both Lake Chaffee and Ashford Lake. The Burns Real Esate Team specializes in lakefront homes throughout the state and are very experienced in helping their clients find a full time lake residence, second home, vacation property or a great investment. For more information on homes for sale in Ashford, contact us, The Burns Real Estate Team for a comprehensive relocation packet customized to your specific Ashford home buying needs.