The census-designated place of Putnam, Connecticut is situated in the Worcester metropolitan area.
Putnam is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are quite calm - however noise can be an issue close to The American Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial Highway or the railway line.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about half of buildings in Putnam, and the remaining properties are mainly small apartment buildings and duplexes. A majority of the housing growth in this census-designated place occurred prior to the 1960s. This part of the Worcester metropolitan area is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. Home owners occupy about 60% of the properties in the census-designated place while the remainder are rented.
Reaching one of approximately 10 supermarkets on foot is practical for some, but not all, property owners in Putnam. There are also a few options for those who value restaurants and cafes in close proximity. Regarding education, it can be challenging to walk to high schools and primary schools from houses for sale in Putnam. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Putnam is an extremely good part of the Worcester metropolitan area for moving around by car. The majority of homes for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the nearest highway, such as The American Ex-Prisoner of War Memorial Highway, and it is very convenient to park. However, traveling on foot is not very practical for property owners in Putnam because very few common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle.