Bloomfield is a picturesque Connecticut village, graced with rural beauty, abundant land, quality schools,dynamic commercial building projects, and a highly educated work force. Homeowners value Bloomfield as a quiet, friendly haven from the big cities. Bloomfield also offers an unmatched opportunity for businesses seeking a strategic location in New England, with the largest tract of undeveloped industrial land in the Capitol Region, making Bloomfield the perfect place to build a dream home or an international headquarters.
Originally part of Windsor, the town of Bloomfield is rooted in a 1640 settlement known as Messenger Farms, located at the eastern end of what is now Park Avenue. By the time it was formally incorporated in 1835, the settlement had grown to over 900 residents.
Traditionally an agricultural community, Bloomfield began to diversify its economic base following its incorporation. Tobacco was added to the agricultural list , as were numerous cider mills and a brandy distillery. The Prosser Inn on Simsbury Road housed headquarters of the Hartford to Wesfield stage line; and the Hartford to Tariffville stage line passed through the Town Center. Within thirty years of its incorporation, Bloomfield’s new rail service included eight trains traveling roundtrip to Harford daily, and was serviced by four stations in town. In 1891, The Hartford Electric Light Company brought Bloomfield into the 20th centrury, and by 1920 the town’s population had grown to over 2,000.
Bloomfield is located in Central Connecticut, just 10 minutes west of the state capitol, Hartford. It is easily accessible to Bradley International Airport and interstates 84 and 91. The Town encompasses 26.4 square miles and has a population of 20,000 residents.
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