South Windsor is a suburban community of 26,000 residents that is situated 10 miles northeast of Hartford. It boasts four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Education is a high priority to the residents; the newly constructed elementary school building slated to open fall 2017 is the first phase of a 10-year, three-phase elementary-school improvement plan that will result in four new or renovated buildings.
South Windsor has a mixture of quiet residential neighborhoods, well-maintained parks and playing fields, and vibrant commercial space. The Parks and Recreation department offers many fun and varied activities throughout the year for children and adults. Many families enjoy swimming and taking swimming lessons at the town’s Veterans Memorial Park pool. In the summer, residents attend weekly outdoor concerts at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, an outdoor, pedestrian shopping area with upscale restaurants and stores. A few hundred yards farther, in neighboring Manchester, The Shoppes at Buckland Hills is a more traditional shopping mall. There are numerous local urgent-care facilities.
Nearby Hartford boasts the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Bushnell, the Connecticut Science Center, the Connecticut Convention Center, a AA baseball team, and an AHL hockey team as well as a children’s hospital—Connecticut Children’s Medical Center—and two hospitals—Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.
South Windsor is directly between Boston and New York, situated approximately two hours from each.
There are 9,606 households, including 3,308 households with children. The median age is 43, and the median 2015 sale price of a single-family home was $272,000.