Visit the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce’s website for more information on the Chamber.
The Town of Bloomfield is a picturesque Connecticut village, graced with rural beauty, abundant land, quality schools, dynamic commercial building projects, and a highly educated work force. Bloomfield 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.
Located just ten miles west of Hartford, Bloomfield enjoys easy access to Bradley Airport and Interstates 84 and 91. The town, located on 26.4 square miles in Hartford County, has a population of 20,000 with a median household income of $70,700. There are 9,000 existing housing units with a median price of $207,500. Bloomfield’s town government consists of a Town Manager and a nine person Town Council.
In 1640, Bloomfield was part of a settlement known as Messenger Farms. When the town incorporated in 1835, they had grown to 900 residents. After incorporation, the traditionally agricultural community began to diversify, adding tobacco production, cider mills and a brandy distillery. As the economy continued to thrive, so did the population, reaching over 2,000 residents by 1920.
The town of Bloomfield contains two libraries, the Prosser Public Library and the P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library. The libraries offer a multitude of services to residents including online courses, test preparation, job assistance, children and teen events, movie nights, video game nights, literacy programs, computer and internet access, museum passes, and much more.
The Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center of Bloomfield serves residents age 55 plus. Some of the programs offered are: education, fitness, health, safety equipment loans, meal programs and transportation.
Bloomfield is served by seven schools. Laurel Elementary School teaches kindergarten through second grade students and focuses on a challenging learning environment to encourage and promote success. Featuring a new, state of the art facility, Metacomet Elementary School covers grades three and four. This new school features state of the art technology in each class room including smart boards, ceiling speakers for enhanced audibility of teachers, four student computers and one teach computer. The school also has a computer lab and dedicated science classroom. Grades six and seven head to Carmen Arace Intermediate School, where academic and social growth are stressed. Carmen Arace Middle School contains grades seven and eight where diversity is recognized and celebrated. Grades nine through twelve attend Bloomfield High School to prepare for college and life beyond school.
In addition to the five public schools, Bloomfield is also home to two magnet schools. Opened in 2009, Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School contains twelve preschool classes and six kindergarten classes. The school focuses on science and inquiry with ongoing links to agriculture. The Global Experience Magnet School accepts students in grades six through twelve from the Greater Hartford area. The curriculum focuses on rigorous college preparation to ensure students are prepared for college and becoming global citizens.
Bloomfield has many parks and recreation areas including town parks, reservoirs and state parks. Penwood State Park, located on the top of Talcott Mountain, contains almost 800 acres with 590 acres falling within Bloomfield. Talcott Mountain State Park, also located on top of Talcott Mountain, is over 550 acres with 120 acres in Bloomfield. Both parks contain hiking trails and picnic facilities.
The Metropolitan District Reservoirs contain 3,000 acres of forest land with 30 miles of paved trails, hiking trails, picnic areas and cross country skiing and snow shoeing opportunities.
Bloomfield is also home to three golf courses: Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Tumblebrook Country Club and Gillete Ridge Golf Course.
Between the 1,826 acres of open space, school and town park land, the three reservoirs and the two state parks, 20% of the land in Bloomfield is public open space. Created in 1982, the Wintonbury Land Trust helps to protect this open space and preserve the natural resources of Bloomfield and the surrounding areas.
Visit the town’s website at http://www.bloomfieldct.org for more information.