Enfield is located on the northeastern edge of Hartford County by the Massachusetts border.

Enfield's range of housing includes single-family homes, apartments and condominiums set in historic neighborhoods like Hazardville, North Thompsonville, Shaker Pines and Southwood Acres.

Thompsonville in the center of Enfield has more of an urban environment with old Victorians and boat launches on the Connecticut River.

Civic and cultural organizations include an active youth services group and an award-winning adult day center for senior citizens.

Parks offer residents playground equipment, picnicking, team sports, fishing, tennis and skateboarding. The public library in Enfield has computers and programs for children and adults.

Headquartered in Enfield is LEGO, the plastic building toy manufacturer and the town's leading employer. There are numerous shopping centers, including Enfield Square Mall off Interstate 91 and Stateline Plaza.