The first living things that lived in our area included dinosaurs such as Anchisaurus, Coelophysis and Eubrontes. They lived in territory that now includes Farmington Valley and Talcott Mountain.
The first people who lived in our area included a group of Algonquian Indians knowns as the Tunxis people. Most Connecticut-area anthropologists believe these people settled in our area about 1,000 years ago near the Farmington River.
The Tunxis people sold their land to a group of English settlers in 1640. Many of the English settlers established farms, stores and hotels that played an important role in our economy until the American Revolution.
Our population increased during the middle of the 19th century after the the Farmington Canal was constructed near what is now our downtown area. This interest was sustained during the late 19th century after railroad service was established in our area.
Our population grew during the middle of the 20th century after Hartford-area residents discovered our open spaces, clean neighborhoods and affordable home prices. This discovery has continued to encourage Hartford-area residents to purchase homes and commercial properties in our area.
Our community is now a modern city that offers home buyers an excellent public school system, low crime rates and access to Hartford’s most popular attractions. These benefits make relocating to our area worthwhile for anyone who wishes to relocate to the Hartford area.
For more details about the history of our unique New England properties, please read this article written by the Avon Historical Society.
There are many recreational facilities and activities available in our area that offer residents many fun things to do each day. For example our Recreation and Parks Department offers more than 40 recreation facilities that offer many recreational activities such as skiing classes, youth baseball programs and youth soccer programs.
Moreover, Fisher Meadows and Talcott Mountain State Park offer outdoor enthusiasts access to many outdoor recreational facilities. Some of these outdoor attractions include ice fishing spots, hiking trails, birdwatching paths, camping sites and cross-country skiing trails.
Many Hartford-area events take place near our homes for sale that are fun to attend. Some of these events include the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, the Riverfest Food Truck Festival and an annual book festival. Home buyers who are interesting in contacting Joanne and John Hoye can find information about other events near our community by visiting this event website maintained by the Farmington Valley Visitors Association.