Connecticut Town Info–Middletown, CT

Middletown,CT City SealIn Middlesex County, located along the Connecticut River just 16 miles south of Hartford lies the beautiful city of Middletown.  A city with a rich and vibrant history, Middletown is an amazing blend of the urban, suburban and rural.

It’s a long history as well, incorporated as a town back in 1650.  A century later, it would become the largest settlement in the state, and a thriving port during the era of the American Revolution, comparable to Boston and New York in its importance.  Of course, things have calmed down somewhat since then.

Where once it was a maritime hub, it now finds itself revolving around much more academic pursuits, as the home of Wesleyan University.  Founded in 1831, Wesleyan has shaped the city of Middletown in rather interesting ways.middletown ct  For example, the thriving Cambodian community in Middlesex can thank a pair of professors who worked hard to bring in a group of refugees.  A similar tale can be told about the Tibetan community there.  What’s more, Middletown is the home of the first Hindu temple in the state.  This eclectic mix has made for an equally rich combination of restaurants in the area, for which Middletown is well known.

Visitors and residents of Middletown have no end of wonder and beauty to explore in this fine city.  For a taste of life in an old country mansion, there’s the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill.  It holds many events for the public throughout the year, tours every Wednesday, and the spacious grounds are open for lovers of nature.  (As they like to say: “Take only photographs, leave only footprints.”)middletown ct main st  Or you can explore the Connecticut River itself, either through public cruises or private charters.  And for those who want to stay connected as they tour through historic buildings, the whole of the downtown area has free WiFi.

If life in a beautiful and vibrant college town like Middletown sounds right for you, we can help you find the home of your dreams.  Please, do not hesitate to contact us.

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