Bloomfield is an interesting combination of suburban, historic and modern housing in a town that is as committed to providing natural open space as it is to expanding its commercial development responsibly.
The town of Bloomfield was incorporated in 1835 and adopted its current name. Bloomfield was primarily an agricultural community but after incorporation, the town began to diversify its economic base.
One of the first things you will note about Bloomfield is that it has the charm and beauty of a small Connecticut village with its location convenient to Hartford and Bradley Airport and is located halfway between Boston and New York. Bloomfield is bordered by Windsor, East Granby, Simsbury, Avon, West Hartford and Hartford and offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city of Hartford. Connecticut Transit currently has ten bus routes that serve Bloomfield.
A former agricultural community, Bloomfield still has large areas of natural and undeveloped land that attract nature lovers. The lakes and brooks around Bloomfield offer opportunities for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational activities. The town has 1826 acres set aside and used for open space, schools and park land, making public open space 20% of Bloomfield. Having 6 lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, soccer and little league fields, softball fields, areas for fishing, hiking and ice skating, Bloomfield has something to offer just about everyone.
You certainly wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to check out some of the other wonderful things that Bloomfield is proud to be home of; Wintonbury Golf Course, Gillette Ridge Golf Course , Tumble Brooke Country Club, Filley Park and Talcott Mountain State Park are the first that come to mind when I think of Bloomfield. If you enjoy golfing, you may enjoy one of the three above mentioned golf courses, two of which are public and designed by the likes of Pete Dye and Arnold Palmer. All of the golf courses offer views of Bloomfield’s scenic brooks and fertile rolling landscape and Talcott Mountain to the west .
Whether your ideal "home sweet home" is comprised of affordable housing, schools that are dedicated to the education of each student or safe streets coupled with small town charm, somewhere amongst the outskirts of Hartford, Bloomfield may be the town for you.
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