Although the smallest of the former Ensign-Bickford Company neighborhoods, Maple Court contains some of the largest homes that the company constructed for employee housing. The neighborhood’s ten colonial style homes housed predominantly foreman and managers of the company initially and had a mix of office and factory workers. Several homes have ornate wood moldings and trim on the first floor which are uncharacteristic of most EB Co. homes built elsewhere in Simsbury and Avon during the early 1900s. These three bedroom homes were built, serviced, upgraded and maintained by the company for over 70 years before they were sold to private homeowners, initially former tenants and EB employees, in the late-1970s. To protect property values and maintain the common areas, garages and private road, a homeowner’s association was formed and incorporated in 1977. Many of the well maintained and beautifully landscaped properties, some of which are close to or exceed 100 years old, offer water views of either Ensign Pond or Grist Mill Pond in a setting conducive to starting and raising a family or enjoying retirement.
Located just 20 minutes northwest of Hartford and 20 minutes southwest of Bradley International Airport by car in the heart of the New York-Boston corridor, Maple Court is within walking distance to historic Simsbury Center and main street with its quaint shops, restaurants and businesses, the high school, public library, two Farmington Valley Greenway bike paths, the scenic Farmington River, a rare 19th century iron bridge that blooms with colorful plantings, the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, and Stratton Brook State Park.
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