live in northeast area of hartford ct neighborhood

North East

The North East neighborhood provides a very wide variety of housing choices. From single family to large apartment buildings, this neighborhood has something for every one.

The neighborhoods greatest asset is Keney Park, which was established in 1896 through the efforts of Reverend Francis Goodwin, chairman of the Board of Park Commissioners. He had convinced Henry and Walter Keney, successful merchants, to will a large part of their property for a park. The Olmsted Brothers landscape architectural firm was hired to create a naturalistic theme. Once completed, the presence of the park inspired residential development nearby.

Keney Park has 695 acres, 100 of which extend into the town of Windsor. The park contains an 18-hole course (designed by Devereux Emmet and built in 1927), cricket fields, tennis courts, baseball fields, a swimming pool, basketball court and playgrounds. The park acts as the center of community life, filled on weekends with families and sports enthusiasts.

Neighborhood description provided by Studio O'Maxfield.