Woodstock has a year-round population of approximately 3,500 and is the area’s largest township. It consists of both fulltime working residents and their families, as well as retired, recreational and seasonal residents. A short weekend commute of 2 to 2 1/2 hours from Boston, where the majority of the second homeowners reside, the area also draws a significant number of visitors from other New England communities and New York City. Woodstock boasts a wide range of cultural activities sponsored by the local arts council, Pentangle.
The Woodstock Union High School and Middle School provide secondary education for the children from Woodstock and the surrounding towns of Barnard, Pomfret, Reading, Killington, Plymouth and Bridgewater.
Parents who live in Hartland and West Windsor can also choose to send their children to Woodstock’s middle and high schools. Known for providing a first class college preparatory curriculum, Woodstock was recently honored at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts for having the most outstanding arts, music and theater department for any school of its size in the country.