Introducing Willington’s Newest Custom Home Neighborhood
Willington is a small rural town in northeastern Connecticut. We are located 20 miles east of Hartford on I-84. Willington is predominantly residential in nature but has a shopping center, a major travel stop, and is only a couple of miles from the UCONN main campus. The town of Willington is located in Tolland County and was established in May 1727 and is populated by 5,880 residents covering 34.8 sq. miles. Willington remained a quiet agricultural town until the Industrial Revolution when the waters of the Willimantic River became an important asset. Woolen mills were built along the river and in 1811 the town’s first large industry, a glass factory, commenced operation. Today the town’s industries have for the most part disappeared, with many residents commuting to jobs in nearby towns. Its principal industries are agriculture, manufacturing of machined parts and electroplating. To learn more about the town visit the Town of Willington web site.