Hartford, Connecticut is located within Hartford County and is made up of several prominent neighborhoods with one of the neighborhoods being the West End. The 2013 population count for the West End is 8,270 residents. The West End neighborhood runs from the Park River to the West Hartford border. Located in the West End are the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, the Hartford Seminary and the Watkinson School, a private school.
The West End enjoys a low crime rate and is ranked the fourth best neighborhood in Hartford and the twenty eighth best neighborhood in the state, helping to make homes very attractive.
The West End also enjoys a stable housing market and the home buyer will find single and multi-family residences, townhouses and condominiums and undeveloped residential properties. For the resident who would rather rent than purchase property will find a variety of apartments with reasonable rents.
Residents seeking homes for sale in Hartford West End should consider securing the services of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services or Joanne and John Hoye. They will know the best available real estate to meet their criteria.
School age children are educated through the Hartford Public School District. The schools educate children from Kindergarten through grade 12. The district is considered one of the best in the state with several award winning schools. There are several private schools in the area offering highly rated education.
The West End was mostly farmland until 1870. The West End was created in 1895, when Charles Pond gave his estate to the Hartford Parks Commission which created the park and named it in honor of his wife. The park boasts a playground, softball field, and other recreational facilities in addition to views of the downtown skyline. It features the oldest, and one of the largest, municipal rose gardens in the United States. Elizabeth Park’s famous rose arches were designed by noted rosarian Theodore Wirth in 1904. During the 1900’s through the 1920’s and 1930’s the neighborhood took on a residential element with the construction of two and three story homes, truly representative of New England properties. The neighborhood has retained its old time charm while keeping up with modern day elements.
Families interested in Hartford West End CT properties will appreciate the recreational opportunities offered by the city and the West End neighborhood. The city operates and maintains several parks, including Elizabeth Park located in the West End. The park includes a playground, sports fields and spectacular views of the downtown Hartford skyline.
Hartford and the West End neighborhood has a lot to offer residents. Every member of the family will find activities to capture their interest. Attractions and activities include Food Truck festival, the art museum and free admission on designated Saturdays, wine tasting, Yoga classes, concerts and Farmers Markets.
Events become the cornerstone of any city and town and the West End neighborhood of Hartford and the Hartford County area are hosts to a variety of events. The events include concerts, theater arts performances, neighborhood festivals and holiday celebrations.