Live & Work

Aptly deemed "The Rose of New England," Norwich, Connecticut offers a unique mix of history, high standards in education, the arts, and economic opportunity. With revitalization of this historic city underway, Norwich is home to ever greater numbers of people and businesses.

Historic Downtown
Downtown Norwich provides a lively business and residential community in an attractive maritime setting with striking architecture and period streetscapes. Rose City Renaissance, the Norwich Main Street project, has been integral in the revitalization of our downtown into a regional destination for entertainment, business, shopping, tourism and residential options.

Norwich Free Academy

Norwich Free Academy is the designated public high school for Norwich residents. It is a privately governed, endowed, regional independent high school with an excellent reputation. Some of the academic options available beyond the core curriculum include business, cooperative work experience, fine arts, alternative education, advanced placement courses, technology, and music arts. Sixty-eight co-curricula activities are offered, in addition to intramural, interscholastic and club sports.

Quality Healthcare

The William W. Backus Hospital is a 210-bed, short-term, not-for-profit community hospital. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the State of Connecticut, Backus is the main source of acute care health services for some 100,000 people living in Eastern Connecticut. In addition to medical/surgical, psychiatric, emergency, critical and coronary care, Backus Hospital provides an array of services from; community health education, computerized tomography (CAT) scanning to diagnostic imaging and echocardiography, just to name a few.


Norwich offers diverse business locations in the Norwich Business Park, downtown as well as older mill properties ideal for the visionary developer. Norwich Public Utilities is a municipally owned full-service utility providing water and power to the city's enterprise. Local banks offer commercial financial assistance to a wide variety of large and small business development ventures.