What Makes Prospect CT A Fine Place to Call Home? Part 2

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What Makes Prospect CT A Fine Place to Call Home? Part 2

Prospect CT is blessed to have services that are often the envy of some of the neighboring towns. The house that was once the home for the Hotchkiss family farm is now the towns' museum.

The farmland itself is now a town recreation area and almost at the town center. The land is level and affords activities such as baseball, soccer, walking/running tracks; basketball courts; volleyball; in season ice skating, and a large playscape for kids with a gateway titled Field of Dreams. 

Behind town hall are tennis courts that are also used with moveable nets for pickleball, and adjacent to that is McGrath Park, which is stocked with fish for town anglers.


There's a little league complex with 5 diamonds and a singular field for special games.

In addition to the practice fields, there's a snack bar; batting cage; bleachers for those special games filled with parents; and plenty of parking.




Further down New Haven Rd, RT 69 are 2 additional recreation areas. Canfield Park has tennis courts, and smaller nets for pickleball, a large soccer field and baseball diamond and a smaller playscape.



Caplan Park has another soccer/football field as well as baseball diamonds.

Several of the recreation areas also offer sitting areas to just commune with nature or picnic tables to enjoy an outdoor lunch or snack.

All are well maintained and offer plenty of parking.


In addition, there's the Prospect Senior center which is a most active facility for residents and many a non-resident as well.

There are all manner of things for active seniors to do from trips all over the area to lectures on improving one's health, casino trips and on the day, I was there, bocce competition.

.There are lots of activities and play areas for kids of all ages.

The town is not closed, but properties do move quickly as others seek to enjoy the pleasantries of our little town.

If you would like to find your little slice of heaven and would like to move to Prospect CT, I can help you find the home that.

If you are a property owner interested in knowing current market trends in the area, reach out to me at 203-206-0754. 

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This post is entry 1 for the September Challenge of writing a series of posts. 

What Makes Prospect CT A Fine Place to Call Home? Part 2

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Comments (9)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Having plenty of farmland is so important, it is really sad to see the government trying to get rid of it.

Sep 26, 2023 04:58 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. Nice to know what is available in Prospect CT. As long as the grandkids are in Chicago, so are we according to the wife. Enjoy your day.

Sep 26, 2023 05:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... so nice to see farm land converted to something that all local residents can enjoy and not just to another development of cookie-cutter homes.

Sep 26, 2023 05:24 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Brian England   We have several large farm tracts still in town, although none of them are working farms anymore.

Wayne Martin   I understand that all too well as that is why we are still in CT.


Sep 26, 2023 08:46 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker    There were 2 large tracts that were converted to Adult Condos and that's part 3.

Sep 26, 2023 08:54 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

The carriage out front is perfect. Have a super fantastic week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties


Sep 26, 2023 12:24 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed can't go wrong with finding a home and settling down in Prospect

Sep 26, 2023 12:52 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with families considering a move to the area.

Sep 28, 2023 09:15 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed,

It is easy to see why Prospect is the envy of surrounding communities.  Lots to do, lots of amenities, and a town that responds to community needs.

Sep 28, 2023 09:54 AM