Welcome to Manchester, Connecticut.
USA, a thriving small city in the growing eastern section of the Hartford region. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 54,740.
Manchester is home to one hospital, the Manchester Memorial Hospital. MMH is a member of the Eastern Connecticut Health Network, the main office of which is also in Manchester. Manchester is also famous for the Manchester Community College, a 2-year community college that offers general-education classes during the summer.
Manchester is also known for The Shoppes at Buckland Hills (http://www.theshoppesatbucklandhills.com/html/index.asp), an enclosed shopping mall, and the nearby strip mall, Buckland Plaza. Manchester, CT is also the home several Technology companies including Smith Aerospace. As a center of the silk industry in America from the late 19th through the mid-20th Century, the "Cheney Family" historic district (http://www.manchesterhistory.org/cheneybros.htm) showcases mills refurbished as apartments and includes nearby museums.
Manchester, CT - Bissell Street looking East of Main Street
Manchester has more than 1,000 acres of park land, a range of housing styles and prices in attractive neighborhoods, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester Community College, an award-winning school system, performing arts organizations, libraries and friendly, community-spirited residents.
Manchester occupies 27.6 square miles ten miles east of the capital city Hartford, halfway between New York City and Boston. The metropolitan area is headquarters for major financial services companies (Travelers, Cigna, Aetna, et al). Defense and aerospace industries, led by United Technologies, are prominent among the high technology and skilled industries of the region. Emerging industries include precision machinery, health care, and information technology.
Manchester has evolved into a small city which is a service, retail, employment and residential center for the eastern part of the Hartford region. It has a central business district, four shopping districts and three industrial parks. The Town has a reputation for quality delivery of a full range of municipal services and is attractive for businesses and living.
Manchester has a diversified economic base of small to medium sized firms for manufacturing, research, and development and distribution. These firms require a full range of occupational levels and rely heavily on a highly skilled work force. Recently improved interstate highways and rail freight services serve Manchester.
A 1.1 million square foot super-regional shopping mall opened in 1990. Mixed use development continues to be built on neighborhood parcels. This development includes offices, housing, hotels and entertainment facilities and has enhanced Manchester's role as a regional center.
Within the pages of this extensive website, you will be able to locate shops, restaurants, hotels, businesses and most anything else you may wish to find. We aim to present you with the best information in Manchester, Connecticut, together with special deals and online features. Enjoy browsing and see what Manchester has to offer.
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Local daily news in Manchester:
Vandals Hit Manchester Welcome Sign For Third Time
A large sign off I-384 that welcomes people to town has been vandalized for the third time in about two weeks, a public works supervisor said Monday.
Manchester Auto Business Rises From Rubble
Lou's Auto Sales & Upholstery, the Center Street business that was destroyed after heavy snowfall in January 2011, is being rebuilt.
Fitch Releases Report on Manchester, CT
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