Quality of Life
Western Connecticut and Massachusetts offer the quintessential New England lifestyle. Rolling hills, lush valleys, picturesque waterways and lakes accented by colorful forests provide a memorable yet ever-changing landscape.
The cities of Hartford and Springfield hug the Connecticut River, while Waterbury sits on the Naugatuck River and Stafford Springs is near the Willimantic River. All four locations blend the best of historic and modern architecture, and are within an easy drive of Boston and New York City. All also offer urban, suburban and rural residential environments, as well as an excellent selection of local public and private schools, colleges and universities. A career with Trinity Health Of New England can put you in the middle of it all.
Hartford, Connecticut’s state capital, has approximately 125,000 residents. Home to Armsmear, the historic residence of industrialist Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt revolver, Hartford now hosts major corporations, including Aetna, Cigna, United Technologies and Bank of America. It is also a city of neighborhoods—from “Little Italy” in the South End to the ornate homes of Keney Park to Upper Albany, known for its Caribbean restaurants. Hartford is home to the Mark Twain House & Museum, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the renowned Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Connecticut Science Center. It has good public and private schools, as well as higher-education institutions, including Trinity College and the University of Connecticut. Hartford is served by major highways, Amtrak, Connecticut Transit and Bradley International Airport.
Saint Mary’s Hospital is proud to call Waterbury, Connecticut, our home. The Greater Waterbury community is rich in culture and history, and offers great diversity in recreation, culture, housing and education. Beautiful homes in rural, suburban and urban locales abound. Situated in the northern corner of New Haven County, adjacent to Litchfield County, Waterbury is just 30 minutes from New Haven, Hartford and Danbury.
Springfield sits on the Connecticut River, and its metro-area population is approximately 700,000. The city is home to major employers, including MassMutual Insurance, Smith & Wesson and General Dynamics, and also boasts many museums, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, its own zoo and symphony hall, and the iconic Forest Park Historic District. Rural, suburban and urban locales offer a variety of residential options, including 17 neighborhoods, such as South End, known for its rich Italian heritage, and Forest Park Heights, featuring more than 600 Victorian Painted Lady mansions. There’s an excellent selection of private and public schools, as well as colleges, including Mount Holyoke, Smith and Amherst.
Stafford Springs is a charming New England mill town of some 12,000 residents, surrounded by eight rural villages. Outdoor activities abound, with many tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, and swim clubs. Stafford Motor Speedway is a popular destination that draws thousands of spectators every year. Staffordville Lake and nearby Crystal Lake are also popular family-friendly attractions. Reasonably priced homes are in close proximity to three elementary schools, one middle school and a high school, as well as Saint Edward School, a parochial K-8 school. Area attractions include a Rusty Wallace Racing Experience and 15 state and local parks that offer canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing and even kiteboarding.