Colchester is an interesting small town in central Connecticut of about 15,000. The population is growing and average income and home values are higher than the CT average - indicating that the town is doing well. Its location is east and a bit south of Hartford. Consumer Reports has its headquarters here. Other residents tend to commute to Hartford, Middletown, or Storrs (home of the University of Connecticut). In 2005 CNN named Colchester as one of the best 100 Places to Live.
There is at least 1 active adult community in Colchester (see link at top right). Median home sales were about $225,000 in late 2012 according to city-data.com. However, Zillow reports median homes sales at $265,000 in early 2013.
Headquarters of Consumer Reports and its famous testing labs. Nearby Salmon River State Forest. This part of Connecticut, near the Connecticut River, is quite beautiful and relatively tranquil. Harry's Place is a small hamburger joint of some repute. Colcherster is above average for walkability when compared to other towns.
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