Putnam Historically And Today
Putnam is known as the retail center for neighboring communities in extreme northeastern Connecticut as well as nearby communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Putnam has a renowned antiques district with literally hundreds of dealers, attracting customers from Providence, Boston and even as far away as New York City. The community has implemented a restoration plan for its historic riverfront district. Compared to other county towns and state averages, Putnam's housing prices are reasonably set. The community enjoys a low to moderate residential tax. The grand list sates the town is approximately 20 percent commercial and industrial. Day Kimball Hospital serves the community and its neighbors. Relatively low class sizes offer good student to teach ratios. The town school system offers its own elementary, middle and high schools.