Ellington, Connecticut, is a tiny town about 77 miles outside Boston and 18 miles from Hartford.
Nestled in the Connecticut River Valley and set against the backdrop of the Shenipsit State Forest, Ellington is best known for its roots as an agricultural community and remains one of the largest agricultural production towns in Connecticut.
In recent years, Ellington has also become known as a resort community thanks to the Crystal Lake section of town, which was, for a while, a popular summer resort location. Today, about 15,725 people call Ellington home, giving it the sixth-fastest growth rate of all the towns in Connecticut.
So, what is there to love about living in Ellington?