Why You'll Love Living in Tolland
Tolland is a charming town of approximately 14,200 encompassing an area of 40.3 square miles. This thriving community has continued to grow while maintaining its delightful village quality.
A community-oriented town, Tolland offers a desirable mix of both rural and urban qualities, attracting residents and businesses alike.
Tolland has extensive state forests, municipal parks and recreational areas. Not surprisingly, Tolland, CT real estate is a good value in the whole scheme of things.
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A 19th-Century Village with Modern Flair
Conveniently located a short drive from the state capital, Tolland offers easy access to commercial and cultural centers. The town provides a strong transportation network, a well-managed local government, an excellent educational system and high-quality rural living. Many of Tolland’s residents work in Hartford or for the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
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A Quick History of Tolland
Tolland was incorporated as a town in 1722, about 60 years before it was designated as the Tolland County seat. A courthouse, jail and school were built to accommodate the needs of the growing population. Today, the town maintains its historical roots (converting many of the old municipal buildings into local museums) while looking toward the future.
Historic Districts and Landmarks
At the center of the town is Tolland Green, a national historic district. The Green features an old-fashioned penny candy and antiques store, Tolland Red & White; the town's original 19th-century town hall; the Old Tolland Jail and museum; the Tolland Inn Bed & Breakfast; and the Hicks-Stearns Museum. The town is also home to the allegedly haunted Benton Homestead.
Tolland Parks and Recreation
The Town of Tolland maintains several unique parks: Crandall Park, which features a sandy beach popular for summertime swimming; Cross Farms, which has an accessible playground called Adam's Adventure; Heron Cove, which offers canoe and kayak access to the Willimantic River; and River Park, which is where you'll find a couple of baseball fields.
Tolland is also home to Nye-Holman State Forest, an expansive preserve that was once part of the 18th-century Nye family homestead. This state forest is a popular destination for fly fishing, picnicking and hiking along the Willimantic River.
Endless Adventures Await in Tolland
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