Tolland and Litchfield Counties Real Estate and Community Information

Tolland County
Tolland County is located in the northeastern part of Connecticut and is comprised of 13 towns and 8 villages within those towns.  

Of the 13 towns, Tolland was named the 34th best place to live (out of 100) in 2015 by  Tolland is a low-key bedroom community on the outskirts of Metro Hartford. Located right off exit 68 of I-84, just about 20 minutes from Hartford, Tolland is an attractive place to live for those who work in the city, but prefer to live a little further out in this semi-rural commuter town.

The center of town is lined with large, well maintained, historical homes, the Town Hall, the Board of Education, and several small town attractions  such as the former county courthouse and jailhouse, a candy shop and The Green -which hosts several small affairs through the year as well as a weekly farmers market.

Outdoor activities are abundant as well. There are several parks in town - the largest of which is Crandall Park, with swimming, tennis and basketball courts, a pavilion, wooded trails and several baseball fields. Star Hill Family Athletic Center was recently completed, offering a wide array of sports leagues and clinics. And finally there is Shenipsit Lake which is a town reservoir so there’s no swimming, but there are some really fantastic trails.  There are also several state parks very close by. 

Tolland offers reasonably priced housing, larger lots, excellent town services and seclusion, without being too far from it all.

Litchfield County
The county of Litchfield includes 26 towns and occupies the northwest corner of Connecticut. The landscape is storybook New England, with rolling hills, endless woodlands, green fields, and streams. It’s just about two and a half hours by car from Manhattan, almost three from Boston. 

Litchfield County is located in northwestern Connecticut of the New York metropolitan area. The county was named after Lichfield, in England, Litchfield County has the lowest population density of any county in Connecticut and is geographically the state's largest county.

Litchfield County’s attractions are mainly outdoors. Kent Falls State Park may be the most celebrated with its pretty waterfall, manicured grounds and easy hiking trails. White Memorial Foundation is 4,000 protected acres of wilderness with hiking trails that range from less than a mile to 6 miles.

Other attractions include the West Cornwall covered bridge, built in the 19th century over the Housatonic River and resembling an elongated red barn. And then there’s Sculpturedale, a sculpture garden at the corner of Route 7 and Carter Road in Kent, on the property of the sculptor Denis Curtiss, a former art teacher at an international school in Saudi Arabia who now lives and works in Kent, near the state park. Litchfield County also has several vineyards that make up part of the 24-stop Connecticut Wine Trail. 

Filled with family attractions and homespun appeal in a safe environment, Litchfield is a favorite among families for many reasons. The high quality of life in this region is unsurpassed, and the schools are some of the best on the East Coast. Sporting activities are popular year-round, with cycling, hiking, and fishing in the warm months and skiing and skating in winter. The local school system has an impressive creative arts program, and the community actively supports music, dance, and the visual and performing arts. For the full benefits of small-town living coupled with a lively cultural scene, there's no place like Litchfield.

For professional expertise and guidance, contact Puorro Realty Group, 860-558-9740.

Barbara Puorro
Barbara Puorro