Living In Glastonbury, CT
About The Area
Glastonbury, founded in 1693, is one of the oldest towns in the state of Connecticut. It’s rich history is still alive today, as the oldest continuously operating ferry in the US still runs through Glastonbury to Rocky Hill. Glastonbury’s location on the banks of the Connecticut River and approximately 10 miles from Hartford is convenient for its nearly 35,000 residents and local visitors. From the top of the foothills, you can see our capital’s skyline! Glastonbury is a great choice for new home construction, boasting several area amenities for growing families and older adults. Our custom homes at Wendell’s Woods of Glastonbury are energy-efficient, with award-winning design and top-of-the-line features.
Shopping & Entertainment
A trip to Glastonbury would be incomplete without stopping in the Historic District to see the 17th and 18th century colonial-style houses, historical museums and age-old cemeteries. The area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places!
When it comes to shopping, there is no shortage of choices in Glastonbury. From the outdoor Shops at Somerset Square to the Griswold Mall Shopping Center, residents and visitors can find everything they need, including clothes and unique birthday gifts.
For the active individuals, there are several scenic hiking trails in Glastonbury. Take in the fresh air and the picturesque views at local favorite spots, including Ferry Park, Great Pond Reserve, Cotton Hollow and Gay City State Park.
Other attractive features include recreational parks, public swimming pools, picnic areas and a local 9-hole golf course.
Families considering Glastonbury as a new home will be impressed to know the town has a very reputable public education system of nine schools, from kindergarten through high school. In 2017, Glastonbury High School was ranked 15th within Connecticut and nearly 50% of their diligent students participate in Advanced Placement® courses. According to U.S. News, Glastonbury’s test scores rank higher than the district and state averages!
For general medical and specialty care, Glastonbury is centrally located near Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Within the town, there are several family health centers, providing dental care, physical therapy treatment and more.