Bloomfield, Connecticut

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Bloomfield is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 20,626 at the 2009 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 26.2 square miles (67.8 km²), of which 26.0 sq mi (67.4 km²) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km² or 0.61%) is water.

Bloomfield is bordered by Windsor to the east, East Granby to the north, Simsbury and Avon to the west, and West Hartford and Hartford to the south.

The northern border of Bloomfield is formed by the Farmington River. The west side is flanked by Talcott Mountain, part of the Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous traprock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border. Notable features of the Metacomet Ridge in Simsbury include Penwood State Park and the Tariffville Gorge of the Farmington River. The 51-mile (82 km) Metacomet Trail traverses the ridge.

Transportation

  • The major east-west throughway in Bloomfield is Route 218, which starts at the Simsbury Road/Hall Boulevard split at the West Hartford line and inches north toward Cottage Grove Road before heading eastbound. Bloomfield also has two major north-south highways: Blue Hills Avenue (Route 187) and Bloomfield/Tunxis Avenues (Route 189). These highways merge when approaching the Windsor line but before returning to Bloomfield.
  • Ten bus routes in Connecticut Transit's Hartford Division serve Bloomfield: 36, 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 72, 74, 76, and 92.

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