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Overview of Colchester

The small town of Colchester, CT is located in New London County, along the southeastern corner of the state. With a rich cultural scene, several historic sites and plenty of recreational opportunities, Colchester is a perfect place for families or retirees. Residents have easy access to the downtown waterfront in New London, which hosts many festivals and is a great place to spend summer afternoons. Colchester was ranked 57th on CNN/Money Magazine's list of 100 Best Places to Live, and those looking for Colchester apartments for rent will be pleased with this tight-knit and scenic community. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 15,700 people lived in Colchester in 2009.

Living in Colchester, CT

Founded in 1698, Colchester, like many New England towns, prospered after an organized church was founded in the area. Over time, Colchester became an industrial hub and then a farming community, but it prospered the most as the 20th century's ?Catskills of Connecticut? when the tourism industry boomed throughout the 1930s.

Today, residents in Colchester apartments and rentals have access to a prosperous workforce, and are able to find jobs in a diverse array of fields. Some of the top employers include Backus Hospital, Connecticut College, Day Newspaper Publishing, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, and Moark Eggs. Students in the area are in a prime location as Yale University, Eastern Connecticut State University and Charter Oak State College are all nearby.

Colchester Attractions and Special Events

As a family-friendly community, Colchester offers its residents many opportunities for recreation and entertainment. The local parks and recreation department has various programs for everyone from preschool to adults, as well as seasonal events. Colchester is also in a prime location near transportation options, making it seamless for residents to travel to neighboring communities.

Colchester residents who are looking to explore a bigger city for the day can take a short drive west to the city of Hartford to enjoy a show at the Hartford Stage, tour the Mark Twain House or to visit the Connecticut Science Center.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Colchester, take a look at our listings on Rent.com?.

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Norwich, CT 06360

$900 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Norwich, CT (Central Norwich)


$900 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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Norwich, CT 06360

$100 and up

1 Bed1 Bath

Norwich, CT (Central Norwich)


$100 and up

1 Bed1 Bath
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Middletown, CT 06457

$850 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Middletown, CT 06457

$1,000 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

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Middletown, CT 06457

Contact for Pricing

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Manchester, CT 06040

$1,080 and up

1-2 Beds1-3 Baths

Manchester, CT (West Side)


$1,080 and up

1-2 Beds1-3 Baths
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Manchester, CT 06040

$995 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Manchester, CT (Center)

(2)

$995 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Glastonbury, CT 06033

$1,320 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Glastonbury, CT 06033

$975 and up

1 Bed1 Bath

23

Glastonbury, CT 06033

$1,345 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Glastonbury, CT 06033

$1,258 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Glastonbury, CT

(5)

$1,258 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Middletown, CT 06457

$850 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

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Middletown, CT 06457

$870 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

18

Middletown, CT 06457

$875 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

22

Middletown, CT 06457

$745 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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Middletown, CT 06457

$900 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

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Middletown, CT 06457

Contact for Pricing

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Middletown, CT


Contact for Pricing

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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Manchester, CT 06040

$1,020 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Manchester, CT (Waddell)


$1,020 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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Middletown, CT 06457

$910 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath