Storrs, CT – Highly Desirable Place to Call Home
Located in Tolland County, charming Storrs, CT is a bedroom community within Mansfield, CT. Offering convenient access to Glastonbury, Coventry, Vernon, Tolland, Columbia, South Windsor and Manchester, Connecticut to the west (15 miles) and Hartford, the state capital to the southwest (21 miles), the greater Storrs Mansfield area is a highly desirable place to live, work, learn and play. Other surrounding towns include Chaplin, Ashford, Willington and Windham.
University of Connecticut – Outstanding Scholastics & National Sports Powerhouse!
The county’s largest employer and driving force of the local Storrs economy is the University of Connecticut. Not only is the University of Connecticut the leading employer in Storrs, it is by far the largest employer in the eastern half of the state. The university offers not only outstanding employment opportunities; it is the social epicenter for the area. A recognized national leader in scholastics, University of Connecticut is a perennial basketball powerhouse with both men’s and women’s college basketball teams dominating the NCAA landscape.
A Vibrant Local Economy
In addition to the University of Connecticut, the area is national headquarters to numerous Fortune 500 companies including Hartford Insurance. Known as “the insurance capital of the world,” the greater Hartford area is home to many of the world’s largest insurance companies. Other area industry-leading companies and organizations include Eastern Connecticut State University, Windham Hospital, Manchester Hospital and Pratt & Whitney.
Blending The Old & The New
One of the unique characteristics of Tolland County real estate and the Storrs area is the interesting blend of new homes for sale and existing homes on the market. Few areas in the Northeast offer this mix of affordable homes for sale, antique and historic homes, lake homes, townhomes and condos along with a varied selection of new home construction.