Glastonbury is the third largest town in the state of Connecticut, with a population of 33,000+ and a size of 52.5 square miles. Glastonbury has one of the most superior schools systems in the state. All together, it has six elementary schools, one 6th grade school, one 7th/8th grade school, and one high school.
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A little about the history of Glastonbury.In 1636, thirty families from Pyaug (Wethersfield) were settled in Naubuc Farms, a tract of land belonging to Wethersfield on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River, The Native American Chief, Sowheag, had sold the land to the families for 12 yards of trading cloth. The Native Americans of Glastonbury were members of Algonkian-speaking tribes.
In 1672, Wethersfield and Hartford were granted permission by the General Court to extend the boundary line of Naubuc Farms 5 miles to the east, purchasing the land from the natives, forming Eastbury.
By 1690, the residents of Naubuc Farms had gained permission from the General Court to become a separate town, and, in 1693, Glassenbury came into existence. The ties have not been completely broken: the oldest continuously operating ferry in the United States still runs between South Glastonbury and Rocky Hill, also then a part of Wethersfield, as it did as far back as 1655...
Glastonbury is a town which is always changing and growing. It has participated in all of the great movements of American history and continues to make a mark today. If you would like to learn more, please visit: www.......com
Today, the town of Glastonbury is located right in the center of Connecticut, surrounded by ........... and offers many amenities and shopping centers.
You will be positively impressed with the schools in Glastonbury. According to the SAT I Reasoning Test for the Class of 2008, the average score of in Mathematics was 582 (the state is 507); Critical Reading is 557 (the state is 503); Writing is 557 (the state is 506). For your information, the lowest possible score on each SAT subtest is 200; the highest possible score is 800.
In addition, 94.8% of all graduates pursue higher education (degree and non-degree programs).
Glastonbury doesn’t just offer great schools. You also will be charmed by the town’s Main Street. It has the appeal of an old town, with its beautiful architectural buildings and neighboring modern constructions of newer buildings. You will enjoy spending some time shopping at The Shops at Somerset Square which offers an open-space shopping mall with such popular stores as Chico’s, Pendleton, Chipotle, Talbots, J. Jill and many more. If you are in the mood for something relaxing, you may rejuvenate and indulge yourself in a massage at Massage Envy, or OGGI, a full service salon and spa. Buying a home in Glastonbury, maybe your best investement! Look for HOMES FOR SALE here.
No matter what your interests are, you will be never bored in Glastonbury, an ever-changing and always full-of-life town.