Located about 25 miles east of Hartford and 50 miles west of Providence, the charming town of Storrs, Conn., is home to about 15,000 people. This historic area boasts many amenities and entertainment options as it is the location of the University of Connecticut. As both a college town and a close-knit community, Storrs is a great option for people from all walks of life. Those searching for Storrs apartments for rent will be delighted to discover an old-fashioned town jam-packed with modern amenities.
Storrs' historic roots are evident from its buildings' many interesting architectural designs, but this traditional town shows its character in a fusion of both modern design and historic tradition. Storrs Center, a mixed-use downtown space, combines the traditional and walkable layout of 19th century communities with progressive new urbanist design principles. As a community that encourages living, working and playing within a pedestrian-oriented environment, Storrs and its town center remind residents of what historic communities used to look like, while providing a glimpse into modern city planning trends.
Considering the fact that its full-time population is 15,000, Storrs is truly a college town. Each year, more than 20,000 students pour into the area to attend the University of Connecticut, more than doubling the area's population. In addition to its large university presence, Storrs is located with close proximity to many regional education hubs. Eastern Connecticut State University, Manchester University, Trinity College and the University of Hartford are all located within 25 miles of downtown Storrs.
Storrs is home to the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History. This fascinating museum is affiliated with the University of Connecticut, and is home to numerous exhibits, collections and classes. It is also the site of the university's archaeology center, which shines light on fascinating archaeological digs across the globe.
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