Weston is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, accessible from the Merritt Parkway, Exit 42 and north of Westport, CT. Both Route 57 and Route 53 run through the town center. Residents enjoy two-acre zoning, a lack of commercial development, a focus on open space, and an outstanding and educational system. Unlike neighboring towns, shopping in Weston is limited to a handful of stores in the Weston Shopping Center. There are only two restaurants in Weston: The Lunch Box and Cobb’s Mill Inn.
In 2016, Weston was ranked #3 in Niche’s Report on the Safest Places to Live in Connecticut.
In 2015, Connecticut Magazine named Weston as #9 in their Rating the Towns Report in towns with a median home value $325,000 and up. The rating considers education, economy, crime, civic engagement and leisure.
According to Money Magazine’s 2016 Best Places to Live Report, Weston, CT has the following stats:
|PERCENT OF RESIDENTS WITH AT LEAST A BACHELOR’S DEGREE||82%|
|AVERAGE COMMUTE TIME IN MINUTES||35|
|MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME||$179,667|
|PROJECTED 5-YEAR JOB GROWTH||11%|
|MEDIAN HOME PRICE||$749,250|
|AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX||$16,998|
According to Newsweek, Weston High School ranks as Connecticut’s top public high school and 39th in the nation. Weston High School ranked 4th within Connecticut according to U.S. News & World Report for Best High School.
All of Weston’s four public schools are located in a campus-like setting on School Road across from Weston Center.
- Weston High School – grades 9–12, with about 800 students.
- Weston Middle School (WMS) – grades 6–8, with about 600 students.
- Weston Intermediate School (WIS) – grades 3–5, with about 600 students. The school opened in September 2005 as the town’s newest school.
- Hurlbutt Elementary School (HES) – pre-kindergarten-grade 2, with about 600 students
The landscape of Weston is characterized by open spaces. Almost one-quarter of the town is permanently devoted to open space use, including:
- Devil’s Den Preserve: 1,765 acres with a 20-mile trail system that connects with the extended 70-mile Saugatuck Valley Trails System.
- Bisceglie-Scribner Park: A 53-acre recreation area that contains Little League fields, picnic facilities, a swimming pond and the Kiwanis Fitness Trail, a two-mile jogging trail with fitness stations, along with the west branch of the Saugatuck River.
- Morehouse Farm Park, with eight, partially overlapping ball fields.
- Sixteen preserves of the Aspetuck Land Trust, for a total of 645 acres, scattered all around town.
- Katherine Ordway Preserve: 62 acres of woodland, three miles of trails and an arboretum.
- Keene Park: 6 acres, along each branch of the Saugatuck River.
- Open land around the Saugatuck Reservoir, with trails and opportunities for fishing.
- Weston Commission for the Arts: Organizes music, art, drama, and other valuable cultural events.
- Weston Library: Offers a variety of programs, book clubs, and workshops for residents of all ages.
- Senior Activities Center: Runs a wide range of programs, which include yoga and fitness, knitting/crafts, and much more.
- Weston Historical Society: a 3.7-acre site containing the Coley Farm House, Coley Barn Museum with a collection of antique farm equipment, a carriage house, the archive museum, and the new Prue Bliss Education Center.
Country Fairs & Farmer’s Markets
- Emanuel Church
- Norfield Church
- The Grange Fair – Farmer’s Market
- Weston Elementary and Weston Intermediate School’s PTO’s Memorial Day Fair
- Farmer’s Market at Coley Homestead at the Weston Historical Society
- Lucie Arnaz
- Jose Feliciano
- Christopher Plummer
- Keith Richards