The people of Peru are what makes the town so special. Small in size, with approximately 475 year round residents, town folk boast a sense of pride around Peru’s deep seeded connection as a community. The Peru Fair is an area institution, drawing upwards of 6,000 visitors each year. The town is home to several Olympians and some of the most successful cross country skiers in the world. Easy access to major downhill ski areas, multi-faceted cultural events, diversified and non-traditional education, Peru embodies the spirit of a classic New England town.