Hello all! A coworker of mine introduced me to a couple of great websites that I think you may find helpful.
The first is www.walkscore.com . This site ranks how walkable certain neighborhoods are. What this means is that it approximates the distance from your home to grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and more! Whether you are looking to purchase a home or just want to see how your current home fares, this is a fun way to get to know a neighborhood.
Another great way to find the perfect neighborhood is http://drivescore.fizber.com. This site is similar to the Walk Score site, however it rates addresses by the proximity to community establishments by driving rather than walking. This site is another fun way to see how close you are to local amenities and is also great if you prefer driving.
If you are looking to find out what communities like Lebanon, Hanover, Enfield, Norwich, and Hartford have to offer, these sites are nice resources to help you find your perfect neighborhood.