About Bartlett Hill
Nestled in a sharp bend of the Connecticut River which borders half the town, Portland has been sheltered from the hectic pace that defines contemporary life. First settled in the 1650's, it's current 8,500 residents enjoy a lifestyle that can best be described as small town America.
It's the kind of place where you get to know your neighbors, where shopkeepers greet you by name. Main Street, with its beautiful homes, businesses and historic buildings, invites strolling right down to the scenic waterfront with its massive brownstone quarries that preserve the past. Add a liberal helping of parades, fireworks, church fairs, bake sales and club events and you have all the ingredients of a friendly, small town environment.
The town boasts of three challenging golf courses, eight marinas and boat clubs, an up-to-date library, a modern senior center and superior municipal services. The great outdoors is accessible through thousands of acres of state forests or you can explore the Connecticut River with its sweeping waterscapes.
Minutes from Portland are several regional malls with dozens of name brand stores. The area abounds in a variety of eateries - from fast food to fabulous. If it's your mind you wish to enrich, across the river is Wesleyan University which offers many continuing education programs as well as cultural events.
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