Sharon Center School Website
Town of Sharon
Sharon is a spacious residential community with a long history of agricultural achievement. Beautiful, old, single family homes on large plots of land are the rule in this scenic town.
Sharon was incorporated in 1739 and has a year round population of approximately 3,029, increasing substantially on weekends and during the summer months. The town encompasses an area of 59.6 square miles. Its principle industry is agriculture. Its form of government is Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and Town Meeting.
For recreation, Sharon offers tennis, swimming, volleyball, basketball, and ice skating. Fishing is popular on Silver Lake and hiking on the Appalachian Trail. There is a private golf course, a public beach, a community hall, and youth athletic leagues. Also, there are two parks nearby - the Housatonic Meadows State Park and Macedonia State Park.
Sharon's historic points of interest include the Sharon Valley Kiln, where iron was processed; the Gay-Hoyt House, now the headquarters of the Sharon Historical Society; Calkinstown Road Historic District, and the Sharon Green. Sharon is also the home of the cultural organizations The Sharon Audubon Center and Tri-Arts, a summer playhouse.