Shaftsbury, Vermont is rich in Revolutionary History and was chartered in 1761. It is 36 square miles with approximately 3,600 in population. Breathtaking views, rich soils for gardening and farming have encouraged organic food markets and local food stands. Country life with sheep, horses, llamas and other assorted farm animals complete the landscape.
Trout Fishing, Forest Hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, horseback riding, walking, running and mountain biking are the norm for outdoor enthusiasts and available at their doorway. In addition there is a great elementary school, Town Park with nature trails, ballpark and tennis as well as a State Park at Lake Shaftsbury.
The side roads are primarily dirt roads which authenticate the country atmosphere and are perfect for equestrian rides and long walks. Road crews groom and repair these roads to perfection.
You are within 7 miles from Center Shaftsbury to all shopping and services but in most cases you could just as easily feel that you had dropped into a 19th Century farming community with all of its peaceful lifestyle. Ambient light rarely intrudes at most locations and the skies sparkle with stars at night. It has become the #1 choice for professional families who want a fine elementary school and outdoor recreation, gardening & animal husbandry.