City of New Britain

Just a short drive outside of Hartford, New Britain is located just about the center of the state with easy access to major highways. Known as the “Hardware City because of its history as a manufacturing center and as the headquarters of Stanley Black & Decker.  This diverse city is home to several art museums and community theatres, like the popular New Britain Museum of American Art and the Hole in the Wall Theatre. For those looking to spend time outside, New Britain has 1,200 acres of scenic parks and sport complexes to enjoy like Walnut Hill Park or Stanley Quarter Park with walking paths, ponds, and playgrounds. Central Connecticut State University is located downtown of the city, with over 12,000 students enrolled each year.