Washington, Connecticut has a storied legacy that is ably matched by its current charms, including the natural beauty of Lake Waramaug, rolling countryside, hiking trails, ancient working farms, and the charm of its iconic New England homes and town center. Careful curation and preservation of these resources is at the heart of Washington’s enduring allure, and that generous community spirit can be seen everywhere among it residents, some of whom are 11th generation. Averill Farm has been in the same family for 271 years, decades before the town was first incorporated in 1779. Nearly 20 percent of its land is permanently protected, some of the most picturesque being Steep Rock Association’s 4,500 acres and 36 miles of hiking trails. The town serves as something of a hub for the 10 boarding schools within a 30 mile radius, including the Gunnery, founded by the Abolitionist, naturalist, camping pioneer and educator Frederick Gunn. His focus on cultivating the community he loved passed down to many generations of his students, including renowned architect Ehrick Rossiter who built 40 magnificent homes in the area and left 100 pristine acres in a land trust to be enjoyed by the community. We’re looking forward to adding our own contributions to this picturesque town that still manages to combine the best of bustling and bucolic.