Many of the town's adults work in Hartford, located about 25 minutes away, often at one of the city's many insurance companies, or for the neighbouring University of Connecticut in Storrs. A family-oriented town, the landscape of Tolland is primarily composed of large houses on plots of around one acre. Undeveloped, forested land covers the area between the town's many residential developments. Containing two state forests and several municipal parks, the town retains a relatively rural character. Tolland is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 13,146 at the 2000 census. In September 2006 Tolland opened the new Tolland High School to support the growing number of students. The town is also expanding with new commercial and residential developments.