At the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91, and the confluence of the White River and the Connecticut River, Hartford VT Real Estate offers Vermont living at the heart of the Upper Valley along with easy routes to the rest of New England and Canada. Two new state office complexes in Hartford highlight the importance of this gateway to the rest of Vermont. Hartford VT’s villages offer real estate options from secluded rural farmhouses with acreage to newer construction homes in close-knit neighborhoods.
The town of Hartford comprises five different villages. Quechee, once a mill town, has transformed itself into a tourist destination with an active retail center, two 18-hole golf courses and a host of fun annual events, including the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival. White River Junction, is the heart of the Town of Hartford and is home to both Amtrak and Greyhound stations. Downtown White River boasts turn-of-the-century architecture, eclectic boutiques, amazing restaurants (Tip Top Cafe and Tucker Box), and Northern Stage—bringing Broadway to Vermont. Hartford Village, on the National Historic Register, is a charming village above the banks of the White River. Classic New England architecture lines the main street. Watson Upper Valley Dog Park, near the village’s playground and soccer fields, is a popular meeting place for pet owners.
West Hartford, further up the White River, is the most rural of the Hartford villages. Intersected by the Appalachian Trail, the village has a country store and beautiful public park, with playing fields, grills, a boat launch, and fishing access to the White River. The straight streets and block layout of Wilder, reflect its unique beginning as a planned community in the 1880s. Along with Queen Anne and Colonial Revival style homes, Wilder has several homeowner associations that offer a more carefree lifestyle. Along the banks of the Connecticut River, Wilder’s Kilowatt North and South Parks offer boat launches, playing fields, and trails, and host the best Fourth of July fireworks in the Upper Valley. Whatever style of living you are looking for, we are sure you can find a place to call home in the Town of Hartford VT.