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If you're looking for acreage with a beautiful home, then Granby is where you should be looking! Residents here enjoy living on large properties making the area popular for hobby farms and agriculture. Houses for sale in Granby tend to be larger family homes making the area a bit pricey than average homes in surrounding cities and towns. Many residents in Granby choose to live here for its ultimate privacy, but the security of knowing your next neighbor is just a few minute's walks away!
A prominent designer-styled home with an acre to two acres of land in Granby has an average price of $499K. Many features found in these homes include three to five bedrooms with three to four bathrooms averaging 3,200 square feet of living space. These homes could also offer backyard pools, decks, and a portion of the yard fenced in for those with animals.
Those looking for homes on a larger lot of property can find many beautiful homes available in the $500K to $800K price range. These homes situate on lots between 2 to 10 acres of land with a home average of 4,000 square feet. Homes with acres of property generally have barns constructed on them, offering plenty of room for animals, storage, parking, hobbies, and workshops, or beautiful forested areas perfect to step outside your door and enjoy a breezy picnic.
Although Granby is a small community with smaller local grocery shops and boutique stores, residents can still shop for everything they need happily. Residents choose to live here for the many outdoor adventures accessible to them; Granby is not far from many of the community's beautiful recreational spots and parks. In fact, residents have several options to explore on a nice sunny day!
Enders State Forest is a natural space treasured for its many streams, wetlands, woodland, and waterfalls. Hike on through 1,500 acres of changed elevation of more than 60 meters and thick leafy canopy trees dangling around you. Considering the hike is through wetlands, it is essential to remember to be hike ready with good shoes and possibly a change of clothes due to the damp mist in the air! Enders State Forest is a perfect place to get out and spend the day with a friend.
A beautiful trail with purple-blazed tree-lined paths will lead you up the gorgeous path to the peak point to view beautiful Enders Falls, a local favorite for an afternoon walk. Enders Brook spills over a sequence of cascades, plunges, horsetails, and slides, the tallest of which is around 10 meters high. Cool off after a long walk in one of the five distinct waterfalls, separated by natural pools that are loved by anglers and swimmers alike.
Residents can access a nearby local dam called Saville Dam. It runs along the Farmington River and is accessible by walking for some close to their homes. Looking up along the reservoir, the entire scene is picturesque, and many decide to have their afternoon lunches here to take in the view.
Along with these three beautiful opportunities, residents can also enjoy all that Salmon Brook Park, Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, Penwood State Park, and Tunxis State Forest have to offer. All of this within a short drive of the resident's home couldn't make wanting to live in Granby anymore enticing.
Granby is located within a highly rated school district offering education to students pre-kindergarten to grade 12. The community offers its students a welcome and safe environment where they are free to express themselves with an array of courses, classes, and extracurricular offerings to the students. The district strives to provide academic excellence and teach students to become knowledgeable, respectful citizens in today's present world.
Wells Road Elementary School
60 Kelly Ln, Granby, CT 06035
Pre kindergarten - Grade 2
Student Enrollment: 397
Wells Road Intermediate Elementary School
134 Wells Rd, Granby, CT 06035
Grade 3- Grade 5
Student Enrollment: 412
Granby Memorial Middle School
321 Salmon Brook St, Granby, CT 06035
Grade 6 - Grade 8
Student Enrollment: 407
Granby Memorial High School
315 Salmon Brook St, Granby, CT 06035
Grade 9 - Grade 12
Student Enrollment: 655
Granby has many beautiful cities around it within driving distance, each offering something different to explore. Residents from Granby are in proximity to Massachusetts and can enjoy a few towns, including Southwick, MA, and Westfield, MA.
Southwick, MA is a beautiful community in the southwestern part of the state with just under 10,000 residents. The town is a perfect mix of rural and suburban properties making the area attractive for various buyers. Southwick has a 32-mile lake perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating like many other popular pursuits in Granby. The town also features golf courses and trails with ample green space. Southwick is in an ideal location and two hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City by car.
Once residents have seen all they've wanted in Southwick, they can take a 15-minute drive to the beautiful town of Westfield, MA. Westfield is a city in Hampden County, located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Westfield was first settled in 1660. The town is home to various trails, parks, and recreational and service facility buildings, including Amelia Park Ice Rink and Memorial Garden, Stanley Park of Westfield, The Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, East Mountain, United States Whip Company Complex, Columbia Greenway Rail Trail, The Westfield Athenaeum, Barnes Municipal Airport, Westfield on Weekends, and of course Westfield State University! The town brings in residents for its vibrant nightlife and many cultural attractions.
Although the home is where you feel safe, sometimes it's nice to take a trip and see what other cities and towns have to offer. For the most part, residents from Granby live an active and healthy lifestyle and enjoy taking a break to take in something new every so often.
There's a rural theme for Granby's activities, from tasting award-winning wines at vineyards to hiking portions of long-distance trails and picking apples at orchards. Residents can get out and enjoy sipping wine at Lost Acres Vineyard, a picturesque vineyard with a tasting room in a rustic barn topped with photovoltaic cells. When planning your visit, check in ahead of time as the venue hosts live music, comedy art events, and an indoor farmers' market during the spring months.
For some local history insight, residents can explore the Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine; this convincing agricultural site has as of late been opened to the public again following ten years of renovations. After the war, the Newgate jail turned into Connecticut's first state restriction institution, and the structures on the surface, in various conditions of ruin, are all from the turn of the nineteenth century. Today a visitor center in the Old Guardhouse, with tours are given of the tunnels below, once known as evil to its prisoners.
A popular favorite in Granby is the Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard; the farm has roughly 15,000 apple trees and grows peaches, nectarines, Asian pears, and blueberries. The farm offers a CSA Farm Share for residents and has a creamery open spring through fall, a bakery making a mixed assortment of delicious treats, and a farm-to-table cafe open for breakfast and brunch on the weekends!
An old farm known as the Garlic Farm is a genuine organic farm known for growing garlic. The farm once only grew garlic starting out, but today they also host other produce, including carrots, chard, beets, leeks, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, and plenty of herbs. An immense joy of the Garlic Farm is that the market is housed in a beautiful historic barn.
In addition to the Garlic farm, a quaint shopping favorite includes the Old Mill Pond Village, located in a series of old barns and outbuildings around a cute old pond. Items found at Old Mill Village include jewelry and accessories, furniture, kitchenware, pottery, outdoor furniture, yard decorations, and a great deal of much more.
The city of Granby truly offers its residents an array of excitement and opportunity with all the town includes. It's not hard to get lost spending days walking the streets, visiting different hot spots indulging in the history and culture of Granby. If you're looking for a large property at an affordable rate or have a growing family, then Granby is a perfect place for you to make home!
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