Norwich, often referred to as "The Rose of New England", is situated in a picturesque valley where several streams converge to form the headwaters of the Thames River. Located in eastern Connecticut, Norwich boasts a sought-after quality of life featuring historic sites, a strong arts scene and Howard T. Brown Memorial Park with its resort-style waterfront, shops and family attractions. The dynamic mix of live, work and play options make a Norwich apartment for rent the perfect choice for you and your family.
European colonists first settled in the area in 1659, and the community soon became known as a manufacturing center in the early 19th century. Today, the thriving community's population surpasses 40,000 people, and although the primary economic drivers shifted from manufacturing towards healthcare, education, and government, and have changed, the enjoyable quality of life and the quaint charm have remained.
Outdoor enthusiasts renting apartments in Norwich will want to check out Mohegan Park. The largest park in the city, it features playgrounds, hiking opportunities and biking trails. And for a fun outing with the family, check out the Norwich Municipal Ice Rink.
If you want to soak up the local arts and culture scene, check out the Slater Memorial Museum, which features artwork across five continents. as well as the Norwich Arts Center, which has an art gallery and a theater.
In terms of public transportation, Southeast Area Transit District serves Norwich as well as the other communities in the southeastern portion of Connecticut.
Three Rivers Community College is the only institution of higher learning within the city. It offers a variety of credit and non-credit degree and certificate programs. You are also a short drive away from Connecticut College and Mitchell College, two private four-year liberal arts colleges in New London.
Norwich is home to the modern 450-acre Stanley Israelite Industrial Park that houses numerous technology-related companies. Major employers in Norwich include the William Backus Medical Center, the Board of Education and the city government. Other top employers in and around the city include the nationwide distributor US Food Service, manufacturer Phelps Dodge and financial services company The American Group. The city has a strong tourism and leisure industry as well.