About the Hartford Area

Metro Hartford

A Dynamic Mix of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Life 

As headquarters to the insurance industry and host to world-class financial institutions, Hartford stands poised to continue powering the economic climate of the surrounding region for decades to come.

The Greater Hartford region includes 33 towns on either side of the Connecticut River. Here you'll find a dynamic mix of urban, suburban, and rural surroundings, and comfortable living that's never more than ninety minutes from national parks, forests, the beaches of Long Island Sound, and the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. And with the cities of New York and Boston just two hours away, the world's greatest museums, theater districts, musical venues, and major league sports centers all lie within comfortable reach.

Immediately adjacent to Saint Francis is Hartford's vibrant West End, an area that offers a range of housing options, as well as exciting stores, restaurants, and night spots, many separated by mere walking distance. Downtown Hartford also offers a variety of new and upscale options for living. There's never been a better time to relocate to Connecticut's capital city. 

Benefits of living locally in Hartford

  • Commute times reduced
  • Walk or bike to work
  • Convenient public transit
  • Reduced stress level

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Just beyond Hartford's city boundaries is wonderful West Hartford, listed by Kiplinger in 2010 as one of the Best Cities for the Next Decade. And it’s no wonder: this town of cozy colonial-style neighborhoods, with homes averaging from $200,000 to $500,000, provides a superb environment in which to raise a family, or from which to savor a life of simple pleasures and tree-lined elegance. West Hartford's schools, both public and private, score consistently among the highest in the state. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the West Hartford Center night life, which is buoyed by more than two dozen fine restaurants, as well as a new and vibrant shopping district anchored by premier names in style and luxury.

West Hartford is just one of many Hartford area cities and towns, each with its own special flavor. You'll also want to consider the comfortable lifestyles available in:

  • Avon
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Manchester
  • Simsbury
  • Windsor

...and many other Connecticut townships whose distinctions reach from the American Revolution to today's Technology Revolution. 

Explore the links below to learn more about life in Greater Hartford. Better yet, pay us a visit and see why thousands of professionals just like you wouldn't live anyplace else.