A pleasant suburb, Newington has attractive amenities within close proximity to major employment centers.
Situated between the Farmington River Valley and the Connecticut River Valley Newington consists mostly of residential areas. It has a population of over 30,000 people and is conveniently located 8 miles south of Hartford with easy access via major highways. The town is also has a CTfastrak station, a premier bus rapid transit system, which is integrated with Connecticut's CTtransit system. The town is at the geographical center of Connecticut making it an ideal location. Newington's improvements in transportation has attracted both homeowners and businesses. Newington has a wide array of shopping opportunities including major retailers located on the Berlin Turnpike and locally owned shops around the center of Newington. Popular destinations include Mill Pond Park, Iwo Jima Memorial Park and Newington Arena. Newington, Connecticut has several elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Residents dedicate themselves to their public school system, which has a progressive technology program and continuing education for adults.