This beautiful city is the capital of Connecticut set on the majestic Connecticut River. Hartford boasts an ever growing population of about 125,000. Will you be the next new rez of this fine city? Read on to find out all the city has to offer!
Hartford is a very walkable city! Getting to the good shops and great food extremely easy, and even more so on a bicycle. But walking isn't the only way to get around this city, CT Transit has a number of stops that go through Hartford, and Interstate 6 cuts right through the middle of the city making it easy to get out of town by car. (But why would you want to get out of town?!)
<p>That whole Knowledge Corridor nickname comes from the fact that many big universities reside in Hartford. Hartford colleges include the famous, Trinity College, Capital Community College, the University of Connecticut School of Business, and the University Of Hartford. The universities offer more than academic types in smoking jackets. Residents of the city can enjoy the cultural environment that the college helps foster, like public art galleries, and performances. This is a big score even if you're not a student or a professor. (AKA one of those smoking jacket wearers.)</p>
Mark Twain Hearted Hartford
<p>Mark Twain, great American humorist, claimed to love Hartford. He said it was the most beautiful city he'd ever seen and said he lived the most productive and happiest years of his life in Hartford. If that's not a convincing ad for this city, what is? You can visit the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford to see where Twain lived and learn all about his work and his legacy. This National Historic Landmark is a wonderful way to peek into Hartford's past, learn about America's greatest author, and enjoy a stunningly beautiful home. You'll see both permanent and rotating exhibits in the museum as well as a research library and special events and educational programs throughout the year.</p>
<p>You can also scratch that artistic itch with a visit to the Wadsworth Athenaeum, one of the country's oldest public art museums. The museum holds contemporary art exhibits (both rotating and permanent) and also has a theater. Peruse the site to see all this incredible museum has to offer.</p>