The beautiful town of Kent Connecticut has deep roots in farming and iron ore mining, and now it is steeped in the arts of many kinds. The many restaurants, art galleries and unique boutiques make it the place to be. Taking a drive up Route 7 into Kent is a wonderful thing to do on any day, and you will find a vibrant downtown area full of people shopping, meeting at the local restaurants and coffee shops or just sightseeing. Kent is a unique blend of people and scenery, a delight to the senses in every aspect.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine agrees with me, Kent, CT was awarded the prestigious top place to see the fall foliage in New England. Those of us who live in this area were certainly not surprised though. We have known this all along.
The town of Kent encompasses 49.6 square miles, and in 2006 showed a population of 2,962. Some local places of interest include the Appalachian Trail, St. John’s Ledges, Kent Falls State Park, Macedonia Brook State Park, Wyantenock State Forest and Bulls Bridge Covered Bridge to name a few. Kent is also home to the world class Bulls Bridge Golf Club.
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Approximately one and a half hours drive from New York City and twenty minutes to the the train station makes Kent a favorite for the second home market. Certainly there are quite a few Kent locals who make this their year round home. Ask them what they think and they will tell you that living in Kent is just about as good as it gets!
For more information about Kent and all that is happening there check out Kent Chamber of Commerce.