Why Windsor 2

Positioned for a Good Life

Windsor—with a great location and a community of opportunities—has been a wonderful place to live since its inception as Connecticut’s first town in 1633. By any number of criteria, Windsor is an exceptional place to live:
·        Over 60,000 jobs in aerospace, finance, insurance, engineering, manufacturing, and logistics within just 10 miles of Windsor.
·        $75,000 average annual wage for jobs, including at prominent firms like Amazon, VOYA, Hartford Financial, CIGNA, SS&C, and Walgreens.
·        7 interstate highway exits, 5 park & ride facilities, intercity rail service, commuter bus service, and near Bradley International Airport.
·        Direct connections to major freeways: I-91, I-291 and I-84.
·        Just minutes from Hartford, and driving distance to New York City, Boston, Providence, Long Island Sound, Litchfield Hills, and more.

Variety of Housing

Windsor is a community of comfortable, diverse neighborhoods with a variety of housing styles and prices ranging from apartments and condominiums to executive homes and affordable to luxury. Windsor offers a place to live for everyone.

Restaurants, Shopping, and More

With more than 40 restaurants, two community shopping centers, and numerous specialty stores located in Windsor, residents can find the dining and shopping options they need in town. And for additional shopping options, three large regional malls are less than twenty minutes away.

Quality Schools and Lifelong Learning

A high-quality public school system along with several private and magnet schools provide plenty of excellent choices for parents. When continuing education, there are more than 20 institutions of higher learning within driving distance; many are prestigious colleges, universities, and vocational schools including Yale University and the University of Connecticut.

The Finer Things

Windsor’s culture, arts, and entertainment venues include two public libraries, summer concerts on the green, Loomis Arts Center and Windsor Arts Center, three museums, and a number of historic buildings and sites. In addition to these local offerings, the Hartford-Springfield area offers exceptional world-class cultural amenities, from professional sports teams to theaters, museums, and orchestras all just minutes away. And within a two-hour drive lie the cultural/sports/entertainment centers of Boston and New York City.


Windsor has a strong and diverse tax base with a AAA rating, allowing for a wide range of municipal programs and services, while maintaining some of the lowest residential property taxes in the region.

Commitment to Quality

Much of Windsor’s extraordinary success as a community can be attributed to its long-range planning and commitment to high-quality development. The town government has established a reputation as a forward-thinking partner that is responsive to the needs of its citizens and businesses.