Tolland is in the unique position of being conveniently located off of Interstate 84 between Boston and Hartford. It is a town filled with historic heritage, New England village charm, a growing population and an excellent school system, all of which combine to provide ample opportunity for business growth.
Why Do Business in Tolland?
- Easy on and off access to Interstate I-84
- Over 62,000 vehicles per day passing through Tolland
- Minutes from UConn - CT Route 195 leads to the University of Connecticut
- Direct highway access to Hartford
- 69% of residents have a college bachelor degree or higher
Quality of Life
Tolland was named by Money Magazine in 2005 as the 29th Best Place to live in the United States, in 2009 the 27th Best Place to live in the United States and in 2011 the 37th Best Small Town to live in the United States. The Town of Tolland is 40.4 square miles or 25,792 acres. Approximately 16% of the Town of Tolland has been permanently protected as open space, 95% of that is designated for passive use and 5% is for active use.
Quality of life is the primary reason cited by residents for their decision to live in Tolland. The top five specific characteristics cited, in descending order of importance, were location, educational system, town character, character of residential developments and open space. Most people characterized Tolland as a rural community today and would like to see those characteristics retained. Residents clearly want their valued quality of life retained as the Town grows.
Located only 8 minutes from the UConn Storrs campus Tolland provides nearby access to faculty reseachers, grad and undergrad student interns and talent. In the retail and services sector, these groups represent customers. In the labor market, these represent readily available talent.
Our residents take pride in their neighborhoods, in their town, and in their institutions. It is a community that is generous and supportive of each other.