210 Farmington Avenue, Hartford

Right in the middle of Asylum Hill, just up the hill from Downtown, a new apartment option has opened at 210 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Developer David Nyberg has restored the 1919 apartment house that was originally called The Ambassador (Noted as being added to the Asylum Hill Historic District on the bottom of page 14 in this Fall 2008 Hartford Preservation Alliance Newsletter).

210 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, one and two bedroom apartments

The white brick building contains 98 units that are about equally divided between one and two bedroom floor plans. All apartments have brand new kitchens with Frigidaire appliances (I saw some dishwashers…) and granite, a trademark of Mr. Nyberg’s projects. In addition, all of the units have full sized washers and dryers. Since the building was originally designed as apartments, all of the rooms have natural light and the layouts provide a comfortable amount of space in their main living area. Utilities (including central air) are electric, and the responsibility of the tenant. One parking space is free and an additional spot is available for a modest fee. Rents seemed to be between $775 and $1,100 per month, depending on floor plan, and there are currently special move-in incentives.

The complete interior refresh, extensive in-unit amenities, and reasonable pricing go a long way to making this complex an attractive option. However, its convenient location really puts it over the top. As we have written in the past, Asylum Hill is arguably the Hartford neighborhood best suited for car-free living. 210 Farmington is across the street from the Connecticut Culinary Institute and closer to Aetna’s campus than many of their own parking lots. The Hartford’s campus is within easy walking distance to the northeast and Downtown can also be reached by foot or a short bus ride. Those that do need the car to get to work will find highway access just a couple blocks away.

For more information, please feel free to call or email. I would be happy to answer additional questions based on my visit to the property, or even help out with an apartment search.