Real Estate Broker Serving Cromwell, CT

The town of Cromwell is located in Middlesex County, Connecticut and occupies the 06416 zip code. The 2014 population is approximately 14,060 residents. The town is also located along the Connecticut River.

The community is white collar and most of the working population is employed in executive, management and professional positions. Cromwell enjoys a low unemployment rate and positive job growth in town and the surrounding area, as well as a stable economy and housing market.

Cromwell is located in the geographical center of the state and conveniently located near Hartford and New Haven. Hartford is 14 miles south of the town and New Haven is 28 miles to the northeast. The town enjoys easy access to Interstate Route I-91.

History

The town is located on the Connecticut River and was originally part of the Mattabesset settlement. In 1651, the settlement became known as the Middletown Upper Houses, as it was separated from Middleton by the Sebethe River. The area thrived as businesses set up shop and attracted new residents to the area. In 1851, the town was incorporated and renamed Cromwell, after Oliver Cromwell who was an English and political leader.

After the town was incorporated, railroad construction began and with it came employment opportunities and greater ties to outlying areas. Roads were established and schools were constructed to better serve the residents and parishes were established to afford residents religious expression. In the late 1800’s the town improved roadways and sidewalks and planted trees to help beautify and define the neighborhoods.

Today, the town has two historic districts. One is the Main Street Historic District and the other is the Middletown Upper House district. Both areas are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Education

The Cromwell Public School system provides educational opportunities for school children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The school system operates and maintains four schools including one elementary school, one intermediate school, one middle school and one high school. The school system spends considerably more per student than the state and national average and the student to teacher ratio averages 14 to 1. The school system is highly rated by students, parents and educational professionals. The school system provides educational opportunities for college bound students as well as students who will enter the work field or the military.

There are also several private schools in Cromwell and the surrounding area offering an alternative to public school education. The schools provide educational opportunities for children in Pre-school through grade 12.

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College bound students have the opportunity to choose from several colleges in the area and include Wesleyan College, Trinity College, Goodwin College and Central Connecticut State University. The schools are public and private educational institutions and offer a variety of programs and degrees and certificates.

Real Estate

Potential home buyers will find single and multi-family homes, townhouses and condominiums and cooperatives for sale in Cromwell. The price range for real estate varies, but tends to be moderate and affordable, although there are select properties that are classified as expensive. The town is made up of several neighborhoods each with its own character and personality. Most areas are ideal for families, retirees and first time home buyers.

Cromwell is a small town without the hustle and bustle of a bigger city and provides amenities similar to a city. The town is ideal for commuters as it has easy access to larger cities such as Hartford and New Haven. The neighborhoods in town are family friendly and with an above average school system is an ideal choice for growing families.

For anyone interested in Cromwell real estate should contact Barbara Puorro. Ms. Puorro is a highly experienced realtor who is knowledgeable about the real estate market. She will guide home buyers through the home buying process and help customers find the right home to meet their needs.

Parks and Recreation

Residents who enjoy physical activity will appreciate the recreation opportunities provided by the Cromwell Recreation Department. The department operates and maintains four parks with amenities that include walking trails, sitting areas, picnic areas, sports fields and courts, pavilion, playgrounds and tot lots and a skate park. Riverport Park is located on the river and has seating areas and a gazebo overlooking the river. The department also offers a variety of programs and includes toddler play groups, soccer instruction for 3 to 5 year olds, crafts, creative food, Lego fun and science and art programs. Children will also be able to participate in youth basketball and soccer programs. Registration is required for participation.

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Attractions, Activities and Events

Residents will find a variety of attractions and activities in Cromwell and the surrounding area. Things to do include Cromwell Wildlife Management Area, batting cages, Museum of Art, several state parks including Dinosaur State Park, golf, historic homes and theater. There is also winery and vineyard tours, performing arts, train and riverboat rides and beaches.

The town and the surrounding area sponsors events that will bring the community together and include the Performance Art Academy of Connecticut presents, cultural events, comedy festivals and holiday and seasonal celebrations. Residents will also enjoy murder mystery dinner theater, music and food festivals and the Boston Beer and Cheese Festival.

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Barbara Puorro
Barbara Puorro
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