About Manchester County

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Wickham Park in Manchester

Manchester, CT has the perfect blend of a quaint small town feel and a big city convenience. Nestled in the hills east of Hartford, Manchester has something for everyone. For those who like a charming atmosphere, there is Main Street. Along with its’ brick buildings and picturesque street lamps, you will find stores, restaurants, cafés and services. Manchester occupies 27.6 square miles, ten miles east of the capital city Hartford, halfway between New York City and Boston.

Manchester has evolved into a thriving small city of 51,408 which is a service, retail, employment and residential center for the eastern part of the Hartford region. It has a central business district, four shopping districts and three industrial parks. The Town has a reputation for quality living. It delivers a full range of municipal services and attracts many fine businesses.

Manchester, CT boasts a bustling recreation and entertainment scene. Manchester has several museums, live theater, musical events and many parks to choose from. If you want to exercise, there are organized activities for almost every conceivable sport.

Manchester is a growing community with all the convenience of a big town and none of the headaches. If you are looking for a quiet, safe and unique place to call home, Manchester, CT is the town for you.

There are 4 golf courses in the vicinity: Manchester Country Club in Manchester, E. Hartford Golf Course in E. Hartford, Kenney Golf Course, in Hartford, CT and Minnechaug Golf Course in Glastonbury.

Manchester’s recreation system includes 1,064 acres of public parks. There are numerous ball fields, tennis courts, indoor recreation centers, pools and bike trails. Winding Trails offers cross country skiing and is approximately 30 minutes from Manchester.

For the arts enthusiast, The Connecticut Fire Museum, Old Manchester and The Lutz Children Museum are among the many cultural attractions. Cheney Hall in Manchester has its own Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, 2 ballet companies, two adult and one children’s theater groups.

For the discriminating shopper, Buckland Hills Mall has a vast assortment of stores with many chains represented as well as specialty shops. It also includes food, entertainment and movie theaters. Bradley International Airport is approximately 20 miles away.