Windsor, Connecticut Education and City Information

Established in 1633, Windsor was the first English settlement in Connecticut. While there are no nonprofit schools in Windsor, more than a dozen colleges and universities can be found within a 15-mile radius of the town.

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Information about Windsor, Connecticut

In the mid-1600s, settlers from Plymouth Colony moved inland to where the Farmington and Connecticut rivers meet, founding Windsor. Today, this historic community features quiet neighborhoods and a town green surrounded by museums, restaurants and shopping. Based on 2012 Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) figures, Windsor had a population of 29,067 people.

You might expect to see a maple sugar house in New England, but maybe not a museum about the indigenous tobacco industry. Windsor has both, as well as the historic home of Oliver Ellsworth, a member of the Second Continental Congress and framer of the U.S. Constitution. If you're looking for outdoor activities, you can go biking, rollerblading, jogging or walking on one of Windsor's many trails or along the Farmington River. Cross-country skiing is a popular winter activity in the town.

Education Near Windsor

Located less than 10 miles from Windsor in Hartford, Trinity College offers bachelor's and master's degrees to a student body of about 2,400, based on Fall 2014 enrollment figures. U.S. News & World Report ranked this private school the 43rd best liberal arts college in the country in 2016.

Other nonprofit postsecondary schools in the area include the University of Hartford, the University of Saint Joseph, Goodwin College, Central Connecticut State University and Bay Path University. There also are a number of 2-year schools to choose from, including Capital Community College, Manchester Community College, Asnuntuck Community College and Tunxis Community College.

Economy of Windsor

Per 2013 economic data from CERC, finance and insurance employed over 5,000 people in Windsor. Several financial services companies, including Voya Financial and Bank of America, are among some of the town's top employers. As of 2014, the major employers in Windsor also included electricity generation and rail transport company Alstom, managed health care corporation Cigna, Konica Minolta and Stanadyne Corporation.

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