A scenic drive northwest on Interstate 89 from the heart of the Upper Valley brings you to Sharon, VT. Settled on the banks of the White River, Sharon is an active small community of 1500 people. Homes in Sharon are set on verdant, tree-covered landscapes with views of either ridge tops or beautiful waterways. Sharon real estate also offers a variety of large estate properties tucked up in the hills.
The local geography provides abundant opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, including prime fishing, white water rapids, and hiking. Sharon is surrounded by some 2,000 acres of wildlife habitat in conservation areas and State forests. Camp Downer, in the 705-acre Downer State Forest, hosts 140 campers aged 8-16 eight weeks each summer.
The Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial is a local historic site featuring a memorial obelisk, which at Christmas time attracts visitors to see the lights and nativity scene on the premises. Educational opportunities include Sharon Elementary, a K6 public school located in the center of town, and the independent Sharon Academy (7-12) that educates public school students sent from area towns as well as tuition-paying students from around the Upper Valley. Sharon is also home to the Vermont Independent School of the Arts (VTISA), in the 7 Stars Center on the main street of town. VTISA offers instrumental instruction as well as a place for performances, exhibitions, and workshops.
With easy access to the rest of the Upper Valley via Interstate 89, Sharon offers four seasons of outdoor beauty and activities. If you are looking for classic Vermont living, Sharon provides a scenic getaway feeling midway between the Upper Valley and the center of Vermont.