Living in New Britain and Southington
The Hospital of Central Connecticut and its surrounding residential communities are conveniently located within 100 miles of either New York City or Boston.
Within easy driving distance, you can find the beaches of Long Island Sound, walk the decks of the tall ships at historic Mystic Seaport, ski the world class slopes throughout New England, and enjoy all the cultural and educational opportunities that nearby Yale University has to offer.
New Britain is a central Connecticut town with a rich history spanning back to 1871. Now a thriving city of more than 70,000, New Britain offers the unique qualities of small-town New England life, and the cultural and recreational benefits of an urban setting.
With easy access to several major highways, New Britain is located near the major cities of Hartford and New Haven, and is just a couple of hours from both Boston and New York City.
Southington is a growing suburban community in central Connecticut. It adjoins New Britain and is within 20 miles of Hartford and 30 miles of New Haven. With a population of approximately 38,000, it is considered a great place to live and raise a family.
Greater Hartford & the Farmington Valley
The valley is located about 15 miles west of Hartford and adjacent to New Britain. This scenic 150-square-mile area is cradled between small mountain ridges on its western and eastern sides. The core towns that make up the valley consist of Avon, Canton, Farmington, Simsbury, and Granby. These towns include 80,000 of the 100,000 residents that call the valley their home.
The towns of Burlington, New Hartford, Colebrook, and Barkhamsted are part of the larger watershed area. The valley is known across the State for its superb school systems and offers a wide range of high-quality housing options. Recreational activities, ranging from tubing down the Farmington River to eating out at trendy night-spots to visiting farms for local produce, are all available in this area.
Greater Hartford encompasses the diverse cities and towns surrounding the State of Connecticut's capitol, Hartford. Hartford sits on the Connecticut river and has worked hard to "recapture" the riverfront, creating parks and recreation space on both sides of the river.
Hartford has launched a multi-million dollar revitalization effort called Adrien's Landing which will encompass a business, residential, and entertainment area in the heart of downtown. The varied surrounding towns offer housing, shops, and businesses in suburban to rural settings.
Hartford itself is the home of writer Mark Twain and the Wadsworth Atheneum, which is the oldest continually operating public art museum in America.