Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut and is home to about 121,500 people. Hartford is located in north central Connecticut
and is halfway between New Haven
, CT and Springfield
, MA. Hartford is a city that hit hard times like almost every other city in the country due to sprawl, the automobile and the interstate.
Hartford is turning around though and currently there are more then 2 billion dollars worth of redevelopment projects underway citywide including the addition of 1,000+ residential units to the central business district. These projects include a new convention & hotel, science center, the conversion of adabdoned buildings into condos & apartments, the construction of a 36 story apartment tower and the conversion of a former department store into a community college.
Hartford has always been a city that has been a center of busines. The city has been called the insurance capital of the world and to this day the city has a strong insurance company presence as companies continue to sign new leases in the city.
Lastly Hartford is rich in history and culture and is home to the Old State House (one of the oldest in the country), the Mark Twain House & Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum (oldest public art museum in the country), Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the Butler McCook House. For the performing arts there is the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the Hartford Stage, TheaterWorks, the Webster Theater, Dodge Music Center and the Hartford Civic Center. And lastly for education the city is home to Trinity College - a well know liberal arts college, the UCONN School of Law, UCONN School of Business, Capital Community College, the Hartford Seminary, the University of Hartford (on the Hartford/West Hartford line) and the private grades 6-12 Watkinson School.
Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut that has a strong corporate presence, a lot of history & culture, and a growing restaurant/bar/club scene.