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Manchester has the perfect blend of small town feel with big city convenience. Just a short drive outside of the capitol city, Manchester offers plenty of shopping, dining and attractions for all to enjoy. 

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Manchester has the perfect blend of small town feel with big city convenience. Just a short drive outside of the capitol city, Manchester offers plenty of shopping, dining and attractions for all to enjoy. There are several museums and recreation attractions to visit from the Old Manchester Museum, The CT Fire Museum to Wickham Park. The popular Buckland Hills Shopping Mall has a wide assortment of shops and restaurants as well as a movie theater and other entertainment. 

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Facts about Manchester

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1823.

Named from:

  • This town is named from Manchester, England because of manufacturing.

County:

  • Hartford.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Geno Auriemma, head coach of UConn Women’s Basketball team.
  • Daniel C. Burbank, NASA astronaut.
  • Seth DeValve, football tight end for the Cleveland Browns.
  • Walter Lee Jr., chief of Police for CT State Capitol Police.
  • Peter Tork, musician. Known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.

Top Five Attractions:

  • The Shoppes at Buckland Hills.
  • Lutz's Children Museum.
  • Oak Grove Nature Center.
  • Wickham Park.
  • Manchester Historical Society.

Annual visitor’s events:

  • Taste of Manchester, May.
  • Spruce Street MarketWednesday’s, June-October.
  • Annual “Art in the Park” Show, June.
  • Cruisin' on Main Street, August.
  • Army & Navy Club Craft Fair, October.
  • Manchesher Road Race, Thanksgiving Day, November.

Quality of town/city:

  • Manchester has the perfect blend of small town feel with big city convenience. Just a short drive outside of the capitol city, Manchester offers plenty of shopping, dining and attractions for all to enjoy. There are several museums and recreation attractions to visit from the Old Manchester Museum, The CT Fire Museum to Wickham Park. The popular Buckland Hills Shopping Mall has a wide assortment of shops and restaurants as well as a movie theater and other entertainment.

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