Hartford Connecticut Founded in 1637, Hartford, Connecticut, is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Connecticut's capital is rich in American pride, history and community. Hartford offers a wide range of housing options and values in seventeen diverse neighborhoods. Whether you're a young professional or family of five, there are buying opportunities that make sense for everyone, such as converted factory lofts in Parkville, luxury apartments downtown, family homes in the South End and Victorian homes on the West End.
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If you want to live in a city that is the perfect combination of work, home and play, Hartford has plenty of convenient possibilities. Roughly 65,000 people are employed in the city, with a healthy amount of them working in the insurance industry. The city is commonly known as The Insurance Capital of the United States. With 125,000 people residing within the surrounding neighborhoods, residents have plenty of nearby dining options, museums, clubs, theaters and other historical and recreational attractions. Recently, the city sunk a billion dollars into an entertainment/convention/residential district, called Front Street District. In addition, it built a new state-of-the-art science museum and made multi-million dollar upgrades to hotels and other famous attractions. One of the most famous attractions is the Mark Twain House and Museum. In addition to writing Huck Finn, Mark Twain raised his family in Hartford, in one of the first-ever homes with central heating.
Education is something that Hartford takes very seriously. The city boasts some of the best programs and institutions in the nation. For instance, Hartford Public High School is America's second oldest high school and is recognized by U.S. News as one of the very best high schools in Connecticut. Not far down the road are world-renowned universities, such as Trinity College, University of Connecticut School of Business and the American School for the Deaf. You can even take a free bus from the high school to one of those universities without having to pay a fare. That's right; downtown Hartford offers a free bus loop that stops at 12 different locations. There are also a variety of other pay-for transits and commuter busses that run in and out of the city. Maybe one of the most notable is a semi-express bus service that runs from Union Station and the Convention Center to Bradley International Airport for a cheap one-way fare of $1.30. With seemingly everything at your fingertips in Hartford, all you have to do now is browse our listings for sale and pinpoint your next home and neighborhood. The rest is history.