Set on the Connecticut River and equidistant from Hartford and New Haven, Middletown’s name truly fits. The largest city in 19th century Connecticut, Middletown began as a prominent manufacturing and trading center, as well as a bustling fishing and boat-building port.
Today, housing in Middletown presents a pleasant blend of downtown apartments, riverfront condominiums, new construction and quiet suburban neighborhoods. The community offers a wide selection of architectural styles, sizes and prices.
Middletown boasts an extensive public school system, made up of elementary schools, an intermediate school, a middle school and vocational agricultural and technical programs at the high school level. Private secular and parochial schools also are available, including several pre-kindergarten programs.
City residents also enjoy the advantages of having two higher education institutions within the community: they are Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan University. The Wesleyan Center for the arts and the Davison Art Center offer enticing cultural and educational programs and activities. Middletown is also home to art galleries and Kidcity, a popular, hands-on children’s museum.
The picturesque Connecticut River runs through Middletown and provides residents with a wealth of thrilling water sports and peaceful pleasures throughout the summer months.