Introduction to Bloomfield, Connecticut
Bloomfield, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 4 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut and 93 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Hartford metropolitan area. Bloomfield has a population of 19,587.
Bloomfield was incorporated in 1835. It was primarily an agricultural community, but after incorporation, Bloomfield began to diversify its economic base. The Hartford Electric Light Company brought electricity to the town in 1891. The suburban exodus from Hartford increased Bloomfield's population significantly in the 1950s. Later, an interstate highway was constructed which made the town more accessible.
Bloomfield and nearby Attractions
- Wintonbury Building
- Bloomfield Farm Implements Museum
- Prosser Public Library
- Louise Lake
- Copacos Shopping Center
- Talcott Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Bloomfield
The Bloomfield Farm Implements Museum is the ideal destination for those who wish to learn more about the history of this area. The lakes and brooks around Bloomfield offer opportunities for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational activities. The Copacos Shopping Center, Bloomfield Shopping Center, The Center of Bloomfield Shopping Center and Tunxis Plaza Shopping Center provide a host of entertainment and shopping facilities as well.
Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.
Bloomfield Higher Education
Manchester Community College, the University of Hartford and Trinity College offer opportunities for higher education.