Living in Hartford

Your apartments will be in the middle of downtown so this means that you are close to all of the events that go on. There are a lot of different venues and nearly every weekend has something, somewhere (think Craft Beer Festival in the fall, free ice skating at Bushnell Park in the winter, etc.).

Hartford is a commuter city, so Monday to Friday 8am-6pm the streets are buzzing but nights and weekends it’s a different city. Explore! Grab another apprentice and walk around. Check out the Riverwalk, the Front Street District, and the rest of downtown – or get out of Hartford and explore the area!

It should be noted, though, that there is not a full grocery store within walking distance so a car is suggested.


Although Hartford does not have any full grocery stores directly downtown, there are a variety of options within a 10-15 minute drive. Trader Joe’s has a lot of healthy options at an affordable price! Stop & Shop is the closest with the most variety. If you’re looking for something snazzy, try Whole Foods – located in the center of West Hartford, where there’s a lot of other fun things to do, too.

Al’s Market and Deli 
(DOWNTOWN, for basic grocery needs)
241 Asylum St
Hartford, CT 06103
Mon-Thurs 7:00AM – 10:00PM
Fri 7:00AM – 12:00AM
Sat 8:00AM – 12:00AM
Sun 9:00AM – 7:00PM

Trader Joe’s 
1489 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06110
Open 7 days a week 8:00AM-9:00PM

1510 Pleasant Valley Rd
Manchester, CT 06042
Open 7 days a week 9:00AM-9:00PM

Stop & Shop
150 New Park Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Mon-Sat 6:00AM-12:00AM
Sun 7:00AM-12:00AM

176 Newington Rd
West Hartford, CT 06110
Mon-Sat 6:00AM-12:00AM
Sun 7:00AM-11:00PM

Whole Foods
340 N Main St
West Hartford, CT 06117
Mon-Sat 8:00AM-9:00PM
Sun 7:00AM-10:00PM

50 Raymond Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107
Mon-Sat 8:00AM-9:00PM
Sun 7:00AM-10:00PM


For some naturally grown food items when the weather is warm.

Hartford – Old State House 
800 Main Street
Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00AM-2:00PM, June through October

Hartford – Downtown 
136 Capitol Avenue, First Presbyterian Church
Mondays 10:00AM – 1:00PM, July through October

Hartford – West End
On Clemens Green on Farmington Avenue between the Mark Twain House and Owen Street
571 Farmington Avenue
Every day 4:00PM-7:00PM, June through October

Hartford – North End
80 Coventry Street
Wednesdays 10:00AM-1:00PM, June through October

Hartford – Park Street 
161 Washington Street
Mondays 9:30AM – 1PM, July through October

Hartford – Billings Forge
559 Broad Street
Thursdays 11:00AM – 2:00PM, June through October

Hartford – Homestead Avenue
255 Homestead Ave at the Chrysalis Center
Wednesdays 2:00PM – 5:00PM – June through October


CVS (only place for essentials within walking distance)
750 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Mon-Fri 7:00AM-8:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-3:00PM

475 Hartford Rd
New Britain, CT 06053
Open 7 days a week 7:00AM – 11:59PM

Westfarms Mall
1500 New Britain Ave
West Hartford, CT 06032
Mon-Sat 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

The Shoppes at Buckland Hills
194 Buckland Hills Dr
Manchester, CT 06042
Mon-Thurs 9:00AM-10:00PM
Fri-Sun 8:00AM-10:00PM

West Hartford Center
Blue Back Square
65 Memorial Rd
West Hartford, CT 06110
Mon-Fri 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-9:00PM
Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM


All of these are right down town and completely walkable; just take note of the hours for weekends and evenings.

Bank of America
30 State House Square, Suite 19
24-Hour ATM
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM

185 Asylum Street
24-Hour ATM.  On the corner of Pearl and Trumbull Streets
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM

147 Washington Street
24-Hour ATM
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-4:00PM
Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

Santander Bank
115 Asylum Street
24-Hour ATM.  On the southeast corner of Asylum and Trumbull Streets
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sat 9:00AM-2:00PM

TD Bank
203 Trumbull Street
24-Hour ATM.  Inside the Prudential Building.
Mon-Thurs 8:30AM-6:00PM
Fri 8:30AM-7:00PM
Sat 8:30AM-2:00PM

Citizens Bank
190 Trumbull Street
24-Hour ATM.  On the northeast corner of Asylum and Trumbull Streets
Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:00PM
Sat 9:00am-12:00pm

Wells Fargo
30 State House Square
24-Hour ATM
Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:00PM

First Niagara
225 Trumbull Street
24-Hour ATM
Mon-Friday: 8:00am- 4:30pm

Webster Bank
185 Asylum Street
24-Hour ATM.
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM

Hartford Federal Credit Union
244 Trumbull Street
24-Hour ATM
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM

Hartford Stage
50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Box Office: 860-527-5151
Administration: 860-520-5601
Hartford Stage is a 501(c)3 corporation.