Directly north of Hartford, on the west banks of the Connecticut River, is the suburban town of Windsor. The famously fertile region is still home to many farms, although they're now accompanied by neighborhoods of families, parks and even local businesses. Homes for rent in Windsor are conveniently located near Interstate 91 and several local roads for a 10-minute commute to the capital's downtown. Windsor is also home to several great outdoor recreation areas that families can take advantage of for scenic hikes, bike rides and picnics. Matianuck State Park, Windsor Meadows State Park and Mill Brook State Park are just a few examples of the outdoor spaces in town.
Important Information for Future Renters
Windsor is the oldest community in the state, established in 1633 by the Pilgrims. Originally called Dorchester, the town's name was changed in 1637. The original settlement was where the Connecticut and Farmington rivers met and has since become more than 20 towns, although Windsor still sits at that original convergence.
Because of the great farming land between these two important regional rivers, Windsor was home to a strong tobacco economy.
Windsor is close to Bradley International Airport in the northwest. Bradley is the second-largest airport in New England to Logan International Airport in Boston. It's owned by the state of Connecticut and is frequently open when other East Coast airports aren't because of its inland location.