Just like any other neighborhood, some blocks are great and others suck. Hillside and Flatbush Avenues are the major thoroughfares, and the neighborhood is surrounded by parks (Pope, Rocky Ridge, and Hyland). Some students live there, but since it's on the other side of the ridge, I say most who live off-campus tend to stay on the mroe in Barry Square and South Green areas than any other.
Postscript: I'm a Trinity alum and have pretty much lived in Hartford since 1995.... more
Hartford County is close to many different activities. An hour away from Mystic which has Aquariums, old shops, Mystic Seaport. It is 50 Mins away from two of the largest casinos Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun. In the city and around Hartford County there is plenty of shopping malls, scentic roads, walking/hiking trails, Historical sites. Everyone point in Hartford County is close to highway access. I have lived in this area all my life and I love it. I love the history & different activities! Lots of luck with your ventures and congrats on Retiring!... more