About Avon

Avon Connecticut

Population: (2018) 18,276 
 Land Area: 23 Square Miles
 Median Household Income: $132,500

Total Number of Students: 3,315 
 Students in Avon going on to Higher Education: 86.5%

2 Elementary; 1 Upper Elementary; 1 Middle School; and 1 High School 

Town Hall: 860-409-4300

Commute Times: 
 Hartford: 20 minutes
 Bradley International Airport: 30 minutes 

Avon was settled in 1645 and originally known as the "Land of Nod". It was incorporated as a town in 1830 and named after the Avon River in England. Dairy farming, raising poultry and growing tobacco were predominant occupations. The Climax Fuse Company is responsible for the old brownstone buildings which are now the Town Offices and Farmington Valley Arts Center. 

Today, Avon is a fast growing, thriving community with top notch schools and a myriad of commercial centers, professional services and recreational options. The convenient location, beautiful landscape, availability of newer homes, and state of the art amenities makes this town an attractive choice to make your home. 

 Avon Town Offices

Special Places

Countryside Park Huckleberry Hill Road. Pretty pond with waterfall and covered bridge. There's a small sandy beach for letting the little ones wade in the water and a  small playground with baby swings. Cozy building, with fireplace, deck, and kitchen, can be reserved for group functions. Picnic tables for public use and  the upper pond is good for quiet fishing.


Fisher Meadows
Route 10 to Old Farms Road. Soccer fields, baseball and softball fields attract lots of activity. But beautiful wooded trails, meadows and unspoiled Spring Lake are  the real attractions. Walk or bike on the unpaved but flat path that loops around the lake. Dogs on leashes, please. Canoes and rowboats can be put in at  a slope by the main entrance. There are a few picnic tables that are popular with office workers, who escape here for some lunch-hour peace. Outdoor  recreation area with 233 acres of Baseball and Soccer fields, Spring Lake and hiking trails. 


Sycamore Hills Park Recreation Area
 Next to The Senior Center on West Avon Road. Tennis, basketball, and a big green lawn for soccer. Sandy badminton court. The town pool offers swimming lessons. Avon's big public playground is here with playscape equipment for toddlers as well as their intrepid older siblings. There are open picnic tables and a covered picnic area for group and summer camp use.

Farmington Valley Arts Center
50 Simsbury Road. Route 10 (north) towards Simsbury. 860-678-1867. Truly one of the Valley's cultural gems and a furnace of creative energy and inspiration.  Artists and fine craftspeople-from chair caners to jewelry designers to textile artists to painters and potters-have their studios here. Phenomenal resource  for arts education for all ages. Regular classes and workshops by top-notch professional artists and arts educators. Gallery Shop and annual "Art of  Giving, Giving of Art" holiday sale are not to be missed.

Avon Free Public Library
281 Country Club Road. Route 167 to Country Club. 860-673-9712. Award-winning design, new addition, excellent research and periodical facility, great  programs for kids. Community room is a center for activities, such as music classes for kids, La Leche League meetings, lectures, performances and award  ceremonies.

Avon Historical Society, The Living Museum
 8 East Main Street. 860-678-7621. A one-room school house with exhibits from the early 19th century.

Avon Old Farms School
500 Old Farms Road. Left at Routes 44 and 10 (north). 860-673-3201. The picturesque buildings are Farmington architect and Renaissance-woman Theodate Pope Riddle's  tribute to the English cottage style. Great summer day camp for kids. Ice-skating rink has public sessions.

 Blue Fox Run Golf Course 

Blue Fox Run Golf Course and FoxForce Tennis 

Boutique Shops near the Town Green 




Pine Grove Elementary (K-4) 
Pine Grove Elementary
       151 Scoville Road
       Avon, CT 06001


Roaring Brook Elementary (K-4) 
Roaring Brook Elementary 
       30 Old Wheeler Lane
       Avon, CT 06001


Thompson Brook (5-6) 
Thompson Brook (5-6)
       150 Thompson Road
       Avon, CT 06001


Avon Middle School (7-8)
Avon Middle School
       375 West Avon Road
       Avon, CT 06001


Avon High School (9-12) 
Avon High School
       510 West Avon Road
       Avon, CT 06001

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