Mansfield, Connecticut 06250
Mansfield, Connecticut is a diverse, cultural, prospering town in the heart of Tolland County that appeals to families, young couples and seniors alike. From rolling farmland, to parks and hiking trails, to the ever-growing community of shopping and casual nightlife, Mansfield is the perfect location to begin, raise and expand your family.
Located right off exit 68 on Rte 84, just a short commute from Hartford, Mansfield holds a major appeal being the home of the prestigious University of Connecticut, smack in between of Boston and New York City.
Home to some of the most competitive schools in the state, Mansfield has several elementary schools for kindergarten through fourth grade students, a middle school, and high school bordering the UConn campus which is attended by students from the nearby towns of Ashford and Willington as well. The University of Connecticut, the state’s pride and joy is it’s own “town within a town” and is even recognized as it’s own segment of Mansfield, called Storrs. The University brings cultural diversity and community to the Mansfield area with regular events, fairs, children activities and career opportunities often open to all Mansfield residents.
The towns of Manchester, Willimantic, and Hartford are just a 15-20 minute drive with bustling nightlife, pubs, restaurants, and shows for a nearby get-away after dark. However in the University area of Mansfield you’ll find restaurants, museums, art exhibits, libraries, even a movie theater open to the public on weekends in the Student Union on the UConn campus. The Mansfield Community Center offers swimming lessons and recreation with an indoor pool, tennis courts, a full fitness center and Teen Center. Bus lines run daily from Mansfield and Storrs locations to downtown Willimantic and the nearby Eastbrook Mall and larger bus lines such as Peter Pan and Mega Bus provide regular transit to Boston and New York.
The town Mansfield is committed to environmental protection and sustainable land use and development. There are several construction projects in the works at any time, creating new shops, residences, and amenities for the growing economy, all while still maintaining the charming, small-town feel that Mansfield has been home to for decades.
Through Joshua’s Conservation and Historic Trust, Mansfield has over 500 acres of protected land and hiking trails. Lynch Landing is one such trail while allows access to the Willimantic River. UConn itself is a land grant institution of the state, which contains the Moss Sanctuary, the Fenton River, Spring Hill, and North Eagleville Forest Tract. Mansfield Hollow State Park, located off 195 is the perfect place to spend a warm spring afternoon with a lake, boat launch and over 1,700 acres of hiking trails. The 37 mile long Nipmuck trail is maintained by Connecticut Forest and Parks Volunteers and connects Mansfield State Hollow Park to the Nipmuck State Forest in Union, CT.
If a quiet, country setting with all the essentials close to home is what you’re looking for, Mansfield is the town for you!