Durham, CT

Overview

Tucked amidst the rolling hills and pastures between Hartford and New Haven (the drive is around thirty minutes to each), Durham is a picture-perfect New England small town. The pastoral setting should appeal to folks seeking a quiet place to rent, even if they work in the larger cities nearby. Durham is known state-wide for the annual Durham Fair, a century-old tradition that draws huge crowds for concerts, rides, and food every fall. The area is full of large nature preserves ripe for hiking, camping, and hunting. Sooner or later, you’re sure to run into someone you know at the Durham Dari Serv, a local favorite.

1 Neighborhoods in Durham, CT

  • Durham/East Haddam

    Federal, Greek Revival, and late Victorian architecture define the tree-lined streets of picturesque East Haddam, a close-knit community located about 25 miles southeast of Hartford. Its historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains the legendary Godspeed Opera House, also listed on the register. Homes and rentals nearby enjoy proximity to the Connecticut River, which runs through East Haddam and around the back of the opera house.

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