Willimantic is a census-designated place located within the town of Windham, Connecticut, which is in turn located in Windham County. Home to over 17,000 residents, Willimantic is a fast-growing area of southwestern Connecticut and is the home of Eastern Connecticut State University. The college-town atmosphere lends a lot to tourism and the economy of Willimantic and Windham, and has resulted in a recent influx of new residents and businesses.
Willimantic was incorporated in 1893 as an independent section of the town of Windham, though in 1983 the city government was dissolved. The area reverted back to the town and is technically a part of Windham, though it still retains its old name. It is also the birthplace of Senator Chris Dodd. Willimantic for years was a major textile producer, and was known throughout New England for its silk. Once railroads became popular, Willimantic was one of the few stops on the Boston-New York railway, which helped the city grow. Much of the manufacturing is gone today, though some remains, and the city is busy with a revitalization project that the city has already begun.
During the summer months the city’s temperatures tend to reach into the mid-to-upper 80’s during the day, with overnight lows often dropping down into the low-to-mid 60’s. Humidity tends to be high in the summer months, giving the area a somewhat muggy feeling at times, but nights are generally pleasant during the summer. The weather turns cold come winter, with average highs only reaching into the mid-to-upper 30’s and often falling down into the low-to-mid 20’s overnight. Snow is relatively common, which can make for more expensive auto transport services and also cause delays in pickup or delivery.
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