Durham is a quaint rural community with a convenient mix of country charm and modern amenities.
Primarily a residential community, there are a few farms and a small farms located within town lines.
Accessibly located halfway between Hartford and New Haven, Durham is a commuter’s paradise with access to several major thruways, including Interstates 84, 91 and 95, and Routes 9 and 691.
Families interested in joining the community will find a bounty of housing options including carefully restored older houses, traditional New England neighborhoods, condominium units, apartments and new construction single family homes. Elegant historic homes surround the lush town green.
Durham is part of Connecticut Regional School District 13, along with the nearby town of Middlefield. Durham is home to two elementary schools, one middle school and a regional high school.
Durham maintains several gorgeous parks and playgrounds. There's a sanctuary for nature lovers in Wadsworth Falls State park nearby in Middlefield. There is a strong sense of community and volunteerism that runs deep among residents of Durham. This is also home to the Durham Fair, the largest annual agricultural fair in all of Connecticut.