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With a fabulous location just a few short miles from the gorgeous Long Island Sound, Essex, Connecticut is conveniently situated on the Connecticut River. Consisting of three one-of-a-kind villages, Essex is well-known for its historical and cultural attractions, captivating architecture, stately gardens and trees, and spectacular landscapes. Because of its stellar location, it has long been a popular sailing and boating destination, but it also offers an alluring small-town atmosphere, antique shops, art galleries, and several incredible restaurants.

Incorporated in 1852, Essex was known as Potopaug before being renamed after Essex County in England. Located in Middlesex County, the community has served as home to several noteworthy residents throughout its history. For example, noted town historian Don Malcarne, actor Lee Allen Tergesen, inventor Ezra L’Hommedieu, founder of Dickinson Witch Hazel Company Thomas N. Dickinson, founders of Comstock, Cheney and Company Samuel Merritt Comstock and George Cheney, successful mariner Henry Champlin, Captain Richard Hayden, and founding settlers John Lay, William Hyde, and William Pratt all resided here.

Today Essex encompasses Pratt House, Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Griswold Inn, and the Connecticut River Museum. The community also hosts many exciting annual events and celebrations, including a Pumpkin Festival in October, a Lobster Bake in August, a Fourth of July Parade in July, a May Market in May, an Irish Parade and Festival in March, and a Groundhog Day Parade in February. Moreover, the town offers a wide variety of appealing housing options. Real estate in Essex is diverse and includes homes of varying square footage, age, and architectural design. For example, homes for sale in Essex include detached single-family residences as well as lower-maintenance attached options like duplexes and townhomes. Please, as soon as it is convenient, connect with us and we will gladly tell you all about the currently available properties in Essex, Connecticut.

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