City located just east of Hartford, Ct, on the other side of the Connecituct river. The city is currently undergoing white flight, as an influx of Hartford migrants come in. East Hartford had one of the highest increases of blacks/puertoricans between 1990 and 2000 in the state of CT, and it had the HIGHEST increase in poverty. East Hartford Highschool is the most diverse highschool in the state. Crime as a whole is still relatively low (compared to Hartford), but crime is gradually increasing. Notable seady areas include: Most of Burnside Avenue/Tolland Street, Park Avenue/Columbus Circle, Hockanum, Maybery Village, Silver Lane, and Brewer Street.
East Hartford is on its way down.
by baconbeat January 07, 2007