Colchester, CT

Overview

The quaint, historic town of Colchester dates back to 1692, when it began as a farm owned by Jerimiah Adams. Filled with New England charm and historic buildings, the Colchester Village Historic District wraps around the Town Green and includes the Hayward House, built in 1775, and Bacon Academy, built in 1803. The elegant Wheeler Block, complete with a gabled roof and dormers, is also in the historic district. This building, also called the Old Town Hall, was built in 1872. Colchester apartments are becoming increasingly popular. The picturesque town offers some amazing natural destinations, including Salmon River State Forest, Babcock Pond Wildlife Management Area, Grayville Falls Town Park, Day Pond State Park, and Devil's Hopyard State Park. The gorgeous setting is very convenient to nearby Hartford, which is located just 24 miles northwest along Highway 2.

1 Neighborhoods in Colchester, CT

  • Northwest New London/Colchester

    Colchester is in the northwest corner of New London County in southeastern Connecticut. Founded in 1690 on land granted by a Mohegan sachem, the town center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Colchester developed into a “bedroom” community as a suburb of Hartford during the latter half of the 20th century. It offers renters a broad mix of single-family homes and one- and two-family units, although larger apartment complexes are also scattered through the area.

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