Three miles in any direction will take you to commercial centers within the city for shopping, services, or pleasure. Norwich boasts its own harbor on the Thames River, its own hospital, and its own sports team.
The school system is a combination of public and private facilities. Children from Baltic House who attend public school will be bussed to Uncas Elementary School and Teachers Memorial Middle School. Bus services are also available for several local high schools including Norwich Free Academy.
By charter the city of Norwich was, "Nine miles square" but several other communities were eventually hived off of the original land grant leaving Norwich with 16 districts. At her height, Norwich was considered the "Rose of New England". Being half way between Boston and New York, Norwich was an important commercial center and stop-off point for travelers. After her industrial hay day, she fell into obscurity until in recent years she has seen a revival and the "Rose" is blooming again. Many old homes have been and are being refurbished and the city is once again the busy hub of life in South Eastern CT.View Larger Map