Since Fort Hoop was established in 1623 by Dutch settlers, Connecticut has played an integral role in America’s history. The English settlers arrived in the 1630s and established Windsor, the oldest town in the state. The charming, historic towns and sites so prevalent in Connecticut are framed by natural beauty – from a coastline dotted with sailboats to the Taconic Mountains and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
The typical New England towns are commonly built around a town “green” and often include colonial architecture, taverns, churches, and colonial meeting houses. Surrounding the towns are lush forests, complete with maple, oak, and hickory trees. Connecticut’s vast green space, rivers and coastline, and mountains lend to all types of outdoor adventure. From camping, fishing, hiking, and boating to skiing, skating, snowboarding, and ice fishing, residents and visitors enjoy Connecticut’s beauty year-round.
Apartments in Hartford, the state capitol, will provide such unique treasures as the Wadsworth Atheneum — the country’s oldest public art museum, the Mark Twain House, and Bushnell Park – the nation’s oldest public park. To experience Connecticut’s maritime history fully, choose an apartment in Bridgeport – the largest city in Connecticut — or New Haven. Home to Yale University, New Haven is a gorgeous city that wraps around New Haven Green, a 16-acre park designed by colonists in 1638 and a National Historic Landmark.