Bloomfield Connecticut Real Estate and Community Information

Located in the central portion of Northern Connecticut just minutes from Hartford, you will find the friendly town of Bloomfield.

This is a beautiful town that offers peaceful living and a large variety of employment possibilities. In fact, some of the major employers here include MetLife, Cigna and Pepperidge Farm.

Brief History

Family Running with dog in parkAlthough the land that is known as Bloomfield Connecticut today was originally the home of Poquonock Indian Tribes, it was settled by Europeans in about 1660. At this time, it was known as Wintonbury, which was created using the names of three neighboring towns: Windsor, Farmington and Simsbury. The town got its current name and was incorporated in 1835.

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Parks and Recreation

People who choose to purchase New England properties in this lovely town enjoy access to several parks within the immediate area. A favorite park among residents is Farmington River Park located on Tunxie Avenue. In this park, you can enjoy such recreation as hiking, picnicking and fishing.

Another popular park in the area is Wintenbury Park, which is situated on Shields Drive. This park provides several great amenities including basketball courts, playground equipment and athletic fields. Other town parks include Robert L. Watkins Park and Community Center on Rockwell Avenue, and Maplewood Park on Mallard Drive.

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Bloomfield CT Attractions and Activities

Becoming a home buyer in this beautiful New England town will also grant you access to a number of fantastic attractions. Some of the best places to take kids here include the Mark Twain House, the Children’s Museum of West Hartford, Nomad’s Adventure Quest and Launch Trampoline Park.

If someone in your family enjoys playing golf, they will have a great time visiting one of the town’s three golf courses: Gillette Ridge Golf Course, Wintonbury Hills Golf Course and Tumblebrook Country Club. Do you enjoy history? If you do, you will love the Connecticut Trolley Museum, the Fire Museum and New Britain’s Museum of American Art.

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People who own homes in Bloomfield have the opportunity of attending a number of special events that take place within the community. A favorite festival among people who live here is the town’s Annual Fall Festival. This event is held in early October and features live music, hay rides, carnival games and barn tours.

Sidewalk ArtsThe town’s Annual Strawberry Festival is another fun event that takes place just minutes away from New England properties. The Strawberry Festival is held in early June and highlights such festivities as face painting, a bounce house, live entertainment and fun contests.

If you are looking for homes for sale in the New England area where there are plenty of fun things to do, take a minute to call Joanne and John Hoye at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. There are several great properties here, and our Realtors can help you find one that matches your needs.

Homes and Condos for Sale in Bloomfield CT

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