Putnam is approximately 52 miles northeast of Hartford, Connecticut. The town is in the northeastern part of Connecticut near the Rhode Island border. Residents can enjoy life in a small town and the amenities of one of the state's largest cities.
Families with young children will find three-bedroom homes for sale near schools. Decks, fenced yards and fireplaces are some of the amenities prospective homebuyers may find in these homes. Real estate in the town also includes large houses with five bedrooms and small houses with two bedrooms.
Those who are interested in historic homes for sale will find houses built in the 19th century and the early 20th century. People who want large yards can buy houses on 1 or 2 acres. Those who want small homes close to shops and restaurants will find some two-bedroom condos within walking distance of downtown. The average price for a home in the town is $184,000.
People who enjoy the outdoors can visit Natchaug State Forest approximately 16 miles away. The forest has trails for hikers, horseback riders and bicyclists. People who want to spend more than one day here can camp overnight. Hunting and fishing are permitted. Winter activities here include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Those who like attending the theater can see plays and comedy shows at The Bradley Playhouse. Concerts and ballets are performed at The Complex Performing Arts Centre.
History lovers learn about the area's history at Roseland Cottage approximately 9 miles away in Woodstock and at the Prudence Crandall Museum approximately 20 miles away in Canterbury.
The streets of downtown Putnam are lined with antique shops, boutiques and restaurants. Town residents can buy groceries at Price Chopper and Walmart. There are department stores at the Auburn Mall approximately 24 miles away in Auburn, Massachusetts.
Public transportation in the area is provided buses operated by the Northeastern Connecticut Transit District. Those who are leaving the area can take domestic flights from two airports less than 40 miles away. Bradley International Airport is in Windsor Locks approximately 60 miles away. Travelers who want to take a train trip can board trains at the Amtrak station approximately 30 miles away in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The elementary school, middle school and high school in the town are part of the Putnam School District. There are private schools in the town and in nearby communities.