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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Coventry, Connecticut

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Where to Retire in Coventry and Home Prices

Coventry offers a variety of housing options with a choice of developments, victorian homes, farms, and lakefront properties. Zillow reports the median home value in early 2020 was $232,056. (There are active adult communities here, see link at left.)

What Is Special about Coventry

Coventry is a small town that takes pride in its history and has several sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Lake Wangumbaug, also known as Coventry Lake, provides public beaches and a state boat launch, and in the winter offers ice skating and ice fishing. The town is also home to Herb Farms and is considered a herbal mecca, and hosts one of the largest Farmers Market in Connecticut. The University of Connecticut is nearby for sporting and cultural events.

What Is Not Special about Coventry

The state of Connecticut is known for its high taxes, and winters are long and cold.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 28 degrees and July's average is temperature is 72 degrees. Coventry averages 34 inches of snow during the winter months.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Coventry has several restaurants, parks, museums, and events; there are many places listed on the National Register of Historic Places here including The Hale Homestead which host several annual events and performances by the Nathan Hale Ancient Fife and Drum; the town also boasts antique shops, galleries, and a popular old general store; The University of Connecticut is only about 5 miles away for cultural events and Hartford is approximately 20 miles away for more cultural venues.


The crime rate in Coventry is very low.

Medical Facilities

There is a hospital in Willimantic, about 8 miles away, and there are several medical facilities in Hartford, about 20 miles away.


The nearest International airport is in Hartford, about 35 miles away.

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