Our Neighborhood

Part of the Fabric of the Neighborhood

Trinity’s historic campus comprises 100 acres in the heart of Hartford’s vibrant south-end residential neighborhoods. We enjoy close ties to the three neighborhoods that surround our campus — Frog Hollow, Barry Square, and Behind the Rocks.  

Get to Know Frog Hollow

This area of the city is very close to downtown and is described as “Hartford’s most New York style urban neighborhood.”  Frog Hollow is home to Pope Park* [link to internal page*] (which hosts Yoga in the City during the summer) and popular restaurants such as Firebox Restaurant and El Nuevo Sarape.  Many Fortune 500 companies such as Aetna and Hartford Financial Services Company, plus our city’s largest newspaper, The Hartford Courant, are within walking distances of the neighborhood, which has attracted many young professionals to the area.  State offices and the State Capitol building are also very close to the neighborhood making Trinity students’ access to internships very easy. Frog Hollow gets its unique name from the former marshy conditions that existed in the lowland areas of the neighborhood.

Get to Know Barry Square

Barry Square is Hartford’s original Irish neighborhood and is home to some of the city’s most prominent hospitals and healthcare facilities, which are within walking distance for students participating in Trinity’s Health Fellows Program and other internships. The neighborhood also has numerous public and magnet schools including Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA), the Learning Corridor (in which Trinity is a partner institution), all which provide incredible opportunities for community learning. If you’re looking for entertainment, The Webster Theatre is a few blocks from campus and hosts live music shows of all genres. Local restaurants include J Restaurant (a student favorite since the 1970s!).

Get to Know Behind the Rocks

The Behind the Rocks neighborhood stretches west from Trinity’s campus and includes both residential areas and shopping centers. Trinity Restaurant on Zion Street is a short walk from campus for homemade, Mediterranean and Italian inspired dishes. The neighborhood gets its name from the rocky outcropping that borders Trinity’s campus and overlooks the neighborhood. This area used to be the site of the Rocky Hill Quarry in the late 19th century.