Get to Know Easton
Incorporated in 1725, the Town of Easton is located 30 minutes from Boston, 45 minutes from Cape Cod, and 45 minutes from Providence. The community is approximately 29 square miles in area and has an estimated 2019 population of 25,105.
Easton has experienced targeted housing and business growth over the last decade. Recent development includes the Ames Shovel Works, 3 Washington Plaza, Avalon Easton and expansion of the Target shopping plaza. We’re home to an active and vibrant small business community, supported by a thriving Chamber of Commerce. There is a great selection of dining options throughout the town from fine to casual dining and farm to table sourcing from our own local farms.
Over the past decade, the town of Easton has thoughtfully pursued infrastructure and zoning improvements that are vital to business development. Easton has invested in new sewer systems and modernized zoning for three of its targeted growth areas: North Easton Village, Queset Commercial District, and the Five Corners District. There’s never been a better time to open a business in town!
Easton by the Numbers
Easton offers an educated workforce, access to research institutions, competitive manufacturing space rents, excellent highway access, and a safe, attractive community to live in. Between 2013 and early 2014, Easton worked with Dr. Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy to assess Easton's current economic strengths to surrounding municipalities.
An 1895 map of Easton