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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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