Columbia, CT


About 25 minutes southeast from Hartford, Columbia is a quiet suburb with a population of about 5,400. Once part of Lebanon, the history of Columbia dates back to colonial times --- the area was included in the Clarke and Dewey Purchase from 1699. The Columbia Green Historic District includes the town green and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The green is surrounded by buildings dating back to the 18th century. Columbia Lake is one of the city's biggest attractions, and you'll probably spend plenty of time there after moving to a Columbia rental. The lake is popular for swimming, boating, kayaking, and sailing. The area around the lake features trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Residents can also enjoy boating, cross-country skiing, bird-watching, hiking, and picnicking at Mono Pond State Preserve. Those living in Columbia have fast access to Eastern Connecticut State University, located just outside of the city on the east side.

1 Neighborhoods in Columbia, CT

  • Andover/Coventry

    Situated about 20 miles east of Downtown Hartford, the Andover/Coventry area offers a semi-rural setting with easy access to the city. Parks and green space surround Andover and Coventry, providing ample places for hiking and biking. Nathan Hale State Forest provides ample trails as well as the Nathan Hale Homestead Historic Site. This historic house museum was built in 1777 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nathan Hale was a spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolution.