Blue Hills is Hartford’s suburban neighborhood. With a homeownership over 65 percent an mostly single family homes, this neighborhood offers a lot to those seeking a suburban neighborhood in the city. The neighborhood assets include Mount Sinai Hospital, Keney Park (an Olmsted designed park), and the University of Hartford.
The single family homes in the neighborhood range from small starter homes to large historic Victorian homes along Keney Park. This wide range of housing, the suburban feel, and strong community make for a great place for families to call home.
The neighborhood provides great access to Albany Avenue, the main commercial corridor, downtown, and West Hartford.
The North Branch of the Park River runs through a length of the western part of the neighborhood. A two-mile nature trail straddling the floodplain between the river and Mark Twain Drive has been developed on what was the site of illegal dumping grounds. The project, coordinated by the Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, encourages teachers, students and residents to learn about the wildlife and habitats found in the Park River watershed.
Situated in the northeast corner of Blue Hills is much of the campus of the University of Hartford, which relocated to its current suburban location from downtown Hartford in the 1950's. The University is an active member of the neighborhood, striving, along with other members of University Park, Inc., towards the betterment of liveability in the area.
Neighborhood description provided by Studio O'Maxfield.