Originally part of the Town of Windsor, the Town of Ellington was incorporated in May 1786. Mostly known as an agricultural community,Ellington remains a very rural community. As it enters the 21st Century, Ellington has had the 6th fastest growth rate of all the towns in Connecticut, and has been experiencing changes in growing from a rural farming town to a thriving community. .
Situated in Northeastern CT, the Town of Ellington has an abundance of open space including the Shenipsit State Forest and Crystal Lake. Part of the Shenipsit State Forest, the Soapstone Mountain tower is a favorite spot that offers spectacular views every season and boasts views to New Hampshire and Vermont on clear days. Crystal Lake offers 200 acres of scenery and an abundance of plant and wildlife. Crystal Lake offers swimming and boating and provides summertime fun for both locals and visitors.
The Town of Ellington maintains its rural character and provides many opportunities for growing families. Known for their great schools, Ellington CT provides a great atmosphere for children of all ages to learn and grow.
Living in Ellington CT you won’t have to look far to find fabulous shopping and restaurants. The Shoppes at Buckland Hills and The Promenade Shoppes at Evergreen Walk on the South WIndsor/Manchester line or Tri-City Plaza in Vernon and Enfield Square in Enfield are all only minutes away from Ellington and offer any and all shopping and dining you could possibly imagine.