Located in Central Connecticut just a short drive from Hartford and Bloomfield, you will find the town of West Hartford. This is a charming community that makes for a terrific place to retire or start a family. In fact, during the year 2010, Kiplinger’s Magazine listed West Hartford CT as one of the best places to raise kids.
Many centuries ago, Wampanoag Indians inhabited the land known as W. Hartford today. At this time, the area was a prime location for hunting and fishing. However, in about 1636, a man by the name of Reverend Hooker and a group of followers began developing the land into a small town. West Hartford incorporated as a town in 1854. One of the 1st subdivisions in 1895 known as Stanley Farm ran along Farmington Ave. Through the years other subdivisions followed Elmwood in 1901, Sunset Farms in 1917, West Hill in the 1920’s and the development continues to the present day with Old Stone Crossing in 2004, Cranbrook in 2010 and the latest subdivision on East Maxwell Dr in 2016. Over the years, W. Hartford continually grew adding more and more businesses until it became the enchanting town we know today.
West Hartford, Connecticut has population of 63,268. West Hartford has an elevation of 136 feet and is 22 square miles in size. West Hartford, CT is more family-centric than the surrounding county with 52.9% of the households containing married families with children having been in West Hartford over 15 years. The median household income in West Hartford, Connecticut is $90,777. The median household income for the surrounding county is $65,499 compared to the national median of $53,482. The average unemployment rate in town is 3.1%. The most common Jobs in West Hartford CT are Financing and insurance 13%, Professional Scientific 12% and Health Care 12%. The median age of people living in West Hartford is 42 years. 13.9% of West Hartford residences are foreign born; 5.3% coming from Europe, 4.4% from Latin America and 4.2 % coming from Asia. Education level 59.1% of people in West Hartford CT have completed a bachelor’s degree, 31.6% of people in West Hartford go onto complete a master degree. West Hartford, CT has a low violent crime rate, the rate is 60% lower compared to the Connecticut average, and 77% lower compared to the national average. The average temperature in July is 74 degrees, with an average temperature in January of 30 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 51.1 inches per year, with 35.8 inches of snow per year. The pollution index for West Hartford CT is 44% better than the national average.
When you become a W. Hartford home buyer, you will be a short distance away from several beautiful parks that offer many great amenities. One park that you will definitely want to visit is Westmoor Park, which can be found on Flagg Road. In this park, you will find several relaxing nature trails, a barnyard farm, and a variety of beautiful flower and butterfly gardens.
At W. Hartford’s MDC Reservoir, there are many recreational opportunities for residents. Just some of the fun things you can do here include jogging, cycling, picnicking, skiing and snow shoeing. Other parks within the town are Wolcott Park on New Britain Avenue, Fernridge Park on Fern Street and Eisenhower Park on Sheep Hill Drive.
West Hartford has a wonderful mix of private and public educational institutions. West Hartford has two public high schools, three middle schools and 11 elementary schools. There are eight higher learning centers, 17 private and parochial elementary through high schools, and 31 preschool and daycare facilities. Families are choosing West Hartford because of its outstanding public schools. The Town Council and Board of Education members have made a long-term commitment to education with the goal to have the best schools in Connecticut.
One of the best features of choosing to live in New England properties is that there are many fantastic attractions nearby. You will find a vast array of family friendly attractions here including the Children’s Museum of Connecticut, the Connecticut Science Center, Launch Trampoline Park and Farmington Miniature Golf.
There are also many historical attractions near homes in W. Hartford, and some of the most popular locations are the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Mark Twain House, and the Kellogg-Eddy House and Museum. Are you a fan of performing arts? If so, you are sure to love Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, Hartford Stage Company and Theater Works.
If you are the type of person who enjoys attending special events, you will be happy to know that there are many special events held annually in W. Hartford. During the month of May, you will want to be sure and attend the Cruisin’ Blue Back Square Classic Car Show. Highlights of this event include live rock music, tasty hot dogs and hamburgers, and a variety of classic cars on display.
Another fun event that takes place just minutes away from homes for sale in W. Hartford is the Annual Park Road Parade. This thrilling event is held in early October and features such entertainment as clowns, antique cars, live bands and magnificent floats. Other events you will not want to miss are the Annual Pops and Jazz Show in March and Westmoor Park’s Farm Day in May.
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