Why Rent An Apartment In Downtown Hartford?
Hartford, Connecticut is an amazing place to live and raise a family. Colt Gateway is proud to offer our wide selection of beautiful, luxury apartments in the Downtown Hartford, CT area. Our commitment to superior tenant and client support allows us to provide you with some of the greatest living amenities in the Northeast area. Not only are our apartments spacious and roomy, but the location of our apartments give you many fun options in your free time.
Places To Go, Things To Do
This city is home to some of the most culturally significant places in United States history. Below are a few excellent places to visit while you are living a life of luxury with us. They may be in numerical order, but I must stress that this is not some sort of ranking. All the attractions listed are great ways to spend time in Hartford!
- The Mark Twain House & Museum
Located at 351 Farmington Ave in Hartford, Famous American writer, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) lived in this house with his family from 1874-1891. Here is also where he wrote some of his most iconic literary works including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The massive home has nearly 30 rooms including a grand hallway, library, the billiard room where Twain composed many of his famous literature.
- Connecticut State Capitol
Located north of Capitol Avenue, The Capitol is one of Connecticut's architectural marvels. As only the third capital building constructed since 1792, it was declared a National Historic landmark in 1971. Today, the Connecticut State Senate and Connecticut House of Representatives convene at this building regularly. The Capitol is publicly open and tours are offered during the week.
- Elizabeth Park
Located at 1561 Asylum Ave in West Hartford, Elizabeth Park is home to various fields of beautiful flowers including our nation's oldest municipal rose garden. After enjoying the wonderful flowers and taking dozens of photos, the Pond House Cafe attracts many visitors every day. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and is a fantastic place to have a picnic, go for a walk or run and simply relax.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Located at 77 Forest Street in Hartford, this place offers a look in the life and work of best-selling author and civil rights pioneer, Harriet Beecher Stowe. The famous "Uncle Tom's Cabin" author fought for equality and social justice of African Americans and her work lives on today. The center offers interactive and educational tours that are sure to enlighten and inspire all who visit.
- Wadsworth Atheum
Located on 600 Main St., this renowned art museum is just a twenty minute walk from our apartment complex. The Wadsworth Atheum Museum of Art was founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth and is the oldest continuously-operating art museum in the United States. It officially opened its doors in 1844 and has a great legacy of first, paving the way for other encyclopedic museums across the country. The museum's collection has grown to hold around 50,000 works of art, which spans 5,000 of human history, making it a great place to spend a day.
- Bushnell Park
Located by Elm, Jewell and Trinity streets, this park is the oldest publicly funded park in the United States. It was built in the 1868 and is comprised of over 50 acres of green grass. There are some monuments and structures scattered throughout the park, including the Horace Wells Monument, after the pioneering dentist and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, which commemorates Civil Wars soldiers. There paths through the park lead right to the East Coast Greenway, which is an excellent biking and hiking route. This park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
- Connecticut Science Center
This nine-story museum is a great place to bring your kids to learn and have fun. It is located at 250 Columbus Blvd., within walking distance of the Connecticut River. This building opening in 2009 and has many great interactive exhibits that are consisted of videos, audios, visuals, programs and live demonstrations. There is also a theater that has stadium style seating, a 30x40 ft screen, an 18,000 watt sound system and 3D capabilities.
- Connecticut Historical Society
The Connecticut Historical Society is a private organization that is the official historical society of Connecticut. It was established right in Hartford in 1825, which makes it one of the oldest historical societies in the country. This society is a non-profit museum, library, education center and archive that is available to the public. The goal of the society is to connect you to the story of Connecticut. There are over 270,000 artifacts and graphics on location, as well as over 100,000 books and pamphlets. Two permanent exhibits are "Making Connecticut" and "Inn & Tavern Signs."
- Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
This plaza is a very popular park that is located right in downtown Hartford. It is a centerpiece of the larger Riverfront park system. There is a large stage near the river, which hosts a variety of performances. It has grass-covered terraces and offers seating to more than 2,500 people. The stairs at the plaza are a great place for exercising, as well as simply relaxing and watching the river. There is an annual dragon boat festival and this plaza is a prime location to view that event. There are trails along the riverfront, which are fun and provide you with a great view of the city.
- Museum of Connecticut History
This great museum is located in the same building that houses the State Library and Supreme Court. This building went up in 1920 and has been an historical landmark ever since. The visit to the museum starts at Memorial Hall. It begins with the portraits of the former Connecticut Governors. This hall also contains display boxes with important historical documents, including he state's original Royal Charter that was written in 1662. Other notable collections are the Colt Firearms Collection, the Mitchelson Coin Collection, and the Connecticut Collection, which contains flags, portraits, weapons, uniforms and many other historical objects.
Luxurious Living At Colt Gateway
Colt Gateway's luxury apartments and lofts in downtown Hartford, CT provide the comfort and modern lifestyle you have been looking for! Your Colt Park apartment along with its close proximity to various fun and engaging activities makes living here an absolute pleasure. For more information on all our available luxury apartments, please call our offices today. Our number is (860) 522-5000. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have about our array of apartments. We look forward to hearing from you!