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Old 05-17-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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I spent the weekend back home for a wedding and stayed at my cousin's apartment in East Hartford (which is not as bad as I remember it being when I was a kid).

Anyway, yesterday we spent the day in Old Wethersfield. Having grown up in Enfield, I can't believe I never even knew about this little gem of a town. In fact, I heard at least two other random strangers say the same thing as they enjoyed their lunch.

Hmm...maybe if the opportunity arises, I'll leave the garden state to go back home. Sometimes you can't go back home, though.
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Yes, Old Wethersfield is very charming and sort of a hidden gem. I think it is because it does not have a lot of commercial properties there that normally drawn people. On top of the charm, I find it to be surprisingly affordable. Jay
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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Most of the greater Hartford area is affordable compared to where I live in Morris County, NJ.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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I agree with your take on Wethersfield. It's a very unique town in that it has some of the most classic New England features, but is less than 4 miles from DT Hartford. It has neighborhoods that bleed into and over to the South End of Hartford (Little Italy) that have IMHO been more well preserved...but you head to the "center" and you find the oldest church in the United States! And you also have the cove with boating access to the CT River. Oh and a pretty friggin nice view up on Ridge Road that would make many people say where are we?

Very unique indeed.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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I have to agree with all the positive comments about Old Wethersfield, oddly enough I never think of the place, beautiful as it is.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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My wife and I wander down there all the time. Its a great place to go walking with the kids. We'll miss Comstock Ferre though. Here are a few pics I took just before Christmas 09. They also have (and we have done) tours of the Webb, Stevens and Deane homes if anyone is ever interested.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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We'll miss Comstock Ferre though.
What did I miss? They gone?
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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Yes, last fall...

With Comstock Ferre Closed, A Big Hole Is Left In Wethersfield's Historic District | Retail > Retailers from AllBusiness.com (http://www.allbusiness.com/retail/retailers-building-supply-nursery-garden-stores/13368810-1.html - broken link)
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Yes, last fall...

With Comstock Ferre Closed, A Big Hole Is Left In Wethersfield's Historic District | Retail > Retailers from AllBusiness.com (http://www.allbusiness.com/retail/retailers-building-supply-nursery-garden-stores/13368810-1.html - broken link)
Ah, man, that stinks. That was one historic company in a historic section of town. I didn't know.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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Comstock was sold recently and I wouldn't be surprised if they are back open in the spring
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