Storrs : Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in Storrs

Storrs is a college town of about 11,000 in north central Connecticut, home to the University of Connecticut and the UCONN Huskies.  While the climate is not so great and the campus is not the most beautiful, it is located in a pretty part of Connecticut.  For UCONN Husky fans the women's and men's basketball teams provide plenty of excitement. The campus also provides a regular schedule of cultural events. The town was named after Charles and Augustus Storrs, brothers who donated the land and first funded UConn. Picture of the Main Quad of UConn courtesy of Wikipedia and Daderot (public domain); photo of Storrs Congregational Church courtesy of Wikipedia and John Phelan, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Storrs and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right). 
The median home value was $269,268 in early 2021, in Storrs Mansfield according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Storrs

Home to the University of Connecticut.

What Is Not Special about Storrs

Long and cold winters.

Who Will Like Retirement in Storrs

Retirees who want a college town and to experience all four seasons may like living here.  Being a Huskie fan helps. 


Local Economy Is Driven by

The University of Connecticut drives the economy.


Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 28 degrees, July's average is 72. The annual snowfall averages about 50 inches.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

University of Connecticut provides for the cultural scene, and they make their own ice cream and served at the popular UConn Dairy Bar.



Crime in Storrs is very slightly below the national average.

Medical Facilities

Windham Hospital services the area.



Storrs is somewhat walkable; the nearest airport is Bradley International about 40 miles away.


Valuable Links

Storrs on Wikipedia

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