The tiny town of Windham, Vermont is located in northern Windham County. At just over 400 in population, Windham is one of the smaller towns you’ll find in the county, but its character, charm, and bucolic setting more than make up for its lack in size.
Windham sits between the somewhat larger communities of Londonderry to the west, Grafton to the east, and Jamaica, Townshend, and Stratton to the south. Being so close to these other great southern Vermont towns is just one of the many benefits of living in Windham. For instance, skiers will love that Magic Mountain Ski Area in Londonderry is just 10 minutes from the center of Windham, and Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton is only about 25 minutes away. Or, if you have mellower tastes, local vermont treasures can be found closeby in almost any direction, such as the Grafton Village Cheese Company in nearby Grafton or the popular Vermont Country Store just to the east in Rockingham.
Though it is certainly an advantage to be near other great small Vermont towns, there is still plenty about Windham that allows it to have its own distinct identity. The area’s churches and other community buildings are great examples of Victorian and Gothic Revival architecture, so making your way through the small town allows you to really have the sense of being in one of Vermont’s classic villages. And of course, the gorgeous landscape makes Windham a beautiful spot in which to find yourself at any time of the year.
For families living in Windham, the town maintains a small school for students between kindergarten and the sixth grade that currently serves just 13 students in total. Students between 7th and 12 grades typically attend Leland & Grey Union Middle and High School located in nearby Townshend, Vermont. As a union school, Leland & Grey serves students from five area towns in Windham County.
The small village feel of Windham is truly special, and such an ideal setting is increasingly hard to find, even in New England. The exceptional and subtle natural beauty, the historic buildings around town, and the strongly felt sense of being in a very small but very connected community all make Windham a one-of-a-kind place.