Portland, CT

Overview

Portland is a small central Connecticut town, just a few minutes down the Connecticut River from Hartford. The town’s atmosphere is quintessential small-town Americana, with low crime, excellent public schools, and a quaint Main Street lined with locally-owned shops and cafes. The numerous parks and extensive riverfront give residents plenty of options for outdoor fun—boating, fishing, and golf are quite popular pastimes in town, and several large nature preserves nearby are ripe for exploration. Right across the river sits Middletown and Wesleyan University, easily accessible via the Arrigoni Bridge. The close proximity to Hartford makes it an excellent option for commuters seeking a quieter home environment.

1 Neighborhoods in Portland, CT

  • East Hampton/Portland

    Set in the foothills along the Connecticut River, East Hampton/Portland provide residents with an ideal combination of suburban and small-town living. Just across the river from Middletown, Portland features a mixture of single-family homes with a handful of apartment buildings. East Hampton has a more rural feel, especially on the outskirts of town.

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