Berlin, CT Real Estate and Community Information

About Berlin

Berlin, located just 11 miles south of the state capital of Hartford, is a charming rural community nestled in the heart of Connecticut. Winding through the countryside towards Berlin one is struck with the charming topography of the picturesque New England landscape. The rolling hills gently glide into beautiful wooded slopes of flowering dogwood and the green canopies of American elm. The old world charm and elegant homes found throughout Berlin form the foundation of an environment perfect for those interested in settling into a quiet lifestyle or raising a family.

The quaint rustic charm that is typical of New England characterizes the ideal community of Berlin. Known as the home of the "The Yankee Peddler," Berlin is a community with a long and vibrant history. Today, the town's highly educated work force, great community infrastructure, and short commute to larger cities are draws for those searching for an ideal place to call home.

History of Berlin

In 1659, the first settler of what was to become Berlin purchased 300 acres from Chief Tarramuggus. Following the land purchase, Sergeant Richard Beckley and his family settled on the land. Soon, others followed, and by 1686 there were several other families living in a settlement on Christian Lane.

During the early half of the 18th century, the community of Berlin became a bustling center of area commerce. Farms, mills, and blacksmith shops sprang up throughout the young community. The historic community soon became the site of a new post office, that was designated by the first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin.

By the later part of the 18th century, Berlin boasted a number of schools, a village library, and much more. Throughout the next century, Berlin continued its upward trajectory in commercial and residential growth. Businesses continue to thrive in Berlin to this day. Today, the historic town of Berlin is home to a healthy economy and a comfortable residential community.

Life In Berlin

Berlin, a town of nearly 20,000 residents, is home to a diverse, highly educated population. The historic town of Berlin has long been known as a community that values the education of its citizenry and is home to an excellent school system. The family friendly town is currently home to three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

Additionally, Berlin's charming rural atmosphere adds to the appeal of its growing family population. The town was recently ranked as one of the top 3 cities in Connecticut for young families. Those who live in Berlin value the town's charming atmosphere, rural landscape, great location, community spirit, and convenience to shopping, entertainment, and restaurants.

For those who are considering life in the rural community of Berlin, a number of homes are available within the historic community. For more information about buying a home in the heart of Connecticut's Hartford County, contact Barbara Puorro today.

The charming town of Berlin is home to a small population who enjoy fantastic rural living in close proximity to larger areas with world-class shopping, dining, arts and entertainment options. The town of Berlin is located only 11 miles from the capital city of Hartford. Additionally, Berlin is only a short drive from cities such as Boston and New York. The town's great location and charming atmosphere make Berlin a great place to call home.

The town boasts a number of attractive features, including two private libraries and one public town library. The town of Berlin is also home to over 1,000 acres of dedicated parkland and green space. Residents of Berlin enjoy access to an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, theaters, and a fantastic shopping center. 

- Berlin Turnpike
- Blue Back Square
- Meriden Mall
- West Farms Mall
- West Hartford Center

Arts And Entertainment
- Hole in the Wall Theater
- Loews Theater
- New Britain Museum of American Art
- New Britain Symphony and Orchestra
- Starplex Cinemas

Parks And Recreation
The town of Berlin is home to over 1,000 acres of parks and open space for creation. The town hosts a number of trails, parks and recreational facilities for those of all ages.

One of the most popular area parks is Timberlin Park, which provides residents with access to an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, hiking trails, picnic areas, a restaurant and a pro shop.

Additionally, residents enjoy access to the Berlin Community Center, Pistol Creek, the Mattabassett Trail, the Metacomet Trail, the Scalise Football Field, the Shuttle Meadow Country Club, and Sage Park

The community of Berlin is home to a number of exciting events that take place throughout the year. One of the most well-attended and well-anticipated events is the annual Berlin Fair. The fair started out as the Harvest Festival, first chartered in 1886. Eventually, the annual event, held in the first week of October, grew into the beloved Berlin Fair that it is today.

Barbara Puorro
Barbara Puorro