The town of Manchester CT is a sprawling collection of great homes, splendid retail shopping, wooded outdoors and plethora of dining and entertainment.
Founded in 1823, Manchester CT, when the town of East Hartford divided and both towns originally once part of Hartford along with West Hartford.
There are plenty of Parks in Manchester CT including Wickham Park (the other half of which is in East Hartford), and Case Mountain, both of which are perfect for biking, hiking and have a great view of the Hartford skyline. Also there is a 53 acre Oak Grove Natural Science Center (and the Lutz Children’s Museum) featuring a pond, walking trails and a covered bridge.
The Shoppes at Buckland Hills, the Plaza at Buckland Hills, and Buckland Plaza surround the Buckland Hills area and is the center of Manchester’s retail shopping and great dining. The surrounding area contains numerous shopping plazas and extends into the town of South Windsor.
You can always catch a show at the Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall, which features comedic shows, musicals and plays. If you love comedy then stop by the Hartford Funny Bone for dinner and laughs.
Every Thanksgiving the Manchester Road Race takes place and has more than 10,000 participants, second only to the Boston Marathon.