Why You'll Love Living in Coventry
Established in 1711 and encompassing 38.4 square miles of woods and old farmlands, Coventry is known as "the gateway to Northeastern Connecticut's Quiet Corner."
The town is rich with historic sites, antique shops, art galleries, an auction gallery, an herb farm, a vineyard, two public beaches, and a boat launch on Lake Wangumbaug. You can find plenty of inviting places to dine and relax here.
Coventry is the birthplace of Nathan Hale, Connecticut’s official State Hero, and home to the historic Nathan Hale farmstead, a museum open to the public.
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A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Connecticut
Boasting a population of approximately 12,412, Coventry is a semi-rural town located in Tolland County. At its center is Lake Wangumbaug, a popular outdoor destination with 5 miles of shoreline and numerous homes along its edge. (You can find waterfront homes for sale on Lake Wangumbaug here.)
With quick access to US-6 and US-44, Coventry residents are a short drive from Manchester, Hartford, and the University of Connecticut.
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Historic Districts and Landmarks
Although the town’s industry and growth slowed by the late 20th century, Coventry now flourishes as a residential community with tourism as its economic base.
Coventry's W.L. Wellwood General Store (now Coventry Arts & Antiques) was originally erected in 1787 and is believed to be one of the oldest such establishments in the country. South Coventry Village, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has preserved the illustrious past of the town's earliest settlement.
Coventry Parks and Recreation
Lake Wangumbaug in Coventry is popular for boating, fishing, and water sports, and the town also is home to two 18-hole public golf courses.
Living in Coventry, you can participate in any number of festivities throughout the year, such as CoventryFest, Captain Hale’s Birthday Party, and Colonial Encampment and Muster. And be sure to drop by the Coventry Farmers Market, a huge farmers market open on Sundays in the spring, summer, and fall and indoors in winter at the Nathan Hale Homestead.
Endless Adventures Await in Coventry
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