Glastonbury Area Information - Balancing the Preservation Of Natural Resources And Evolving Community Life
Started in 1636 with only 30 families, Glastonbury was bought from the local Native American Chief, Sowheag, for 12 yards of trading cloth. As the town grew, it became possible for the community to support itself, and by 1693 Glastonbury was officially its own town. Started in 1655, Glastonbury is home to the oldest continuously operating ferry in the United States, and it still runs between South Glastonbury and Rocky Hill everyday.
The history of Glastonbury continued with an integral part in the World Wars. During both wars, Glastonbury factories supplied leather and woolen goods to the military of Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy and the US.
Glastonbury has over 300 years of tradition and heritage, yet the community continues to balance the preservation of its natural resources with the evolving needs of the community. By building positive community partnerships, careful community planning, and professional management, Glastonbury’s political leaders are committed to the highest levels of responsible and equitable service, integrity, and fiscal responsibility. Through ongoing innovation, regional cooperation and effective leadership, Glastonbury will always be a fantastic place to live, learn, work and do business!
Glastonbury, CT Real Estate
From pleasant small town neighborhoods to fashionable condo communities, one will find a wide assortment of residential home buying options here in Glastonbury including historical homes, existing single-family homes to new home construction. As a resident, you’ll enjoy activities for community members of all ages from casual picnics to playgrounds to full on contact sports to partake in. For a more complete overview of available homes for sale here in Glastonbury, go to the MLS search page for all available listings.