West Hartford has the perfect mix of city living and village charm.
The town of West Hartford, Connecticut is located in Hartford County and has a population of over 63,000 people. West Hartford is a bustling town with close access to major highways and about a 12 minute drive to the city of Hartford. In 2010, Travel and Leisure named the town as one of 10 'coolest' suburbs in the nation and CNN Money ranked West Hartford as the '55th best small city in America'. West Hartford has many style homes; from Colonial to Contemporary, and also includes condominium communities, apartment complexes and multi-family housing. It is home to the exclusive West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square- popular destinations that feature cutting edge restaurants and a wide array of shopping opportunities. There are many outdoor parks and recreation areas in West Hartford. The most popular parks include West Hartford Reservoir and Elizabeth Park. West Hartford Reservoir features acres of hiking and biking trails. Elizabeth Park features a two and a half acre rose garden with 800 varieties of roses. West Hartford also has a strong art and music community. The Elmwood Community Center, an active year-round multi-purpose facility, offers recreational, art and educational programs. West Hartford, Connecticut has an excellent well-rated public school system. The town is home to the University of Hartford and the University of Saint Joseph. In addition, there are several acclaimed private schools in the area including Kingswood-Oxford School, Renbrook School, Watkinson School and The American School for the Deaf, the oldest permanent school for the deaf in the United States.