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Get to Know Weston, CT

Get to Know Weston, CT

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:

WESTON, CT
POPULATION 10,205
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%
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 5.5%
MEDIAN HOME PRICE $749,250
AVERAGE PROPERTY TAX $16,998

Click here to view the CERC Town Profile.

Schools

US News & World Report Best High Schools - Gold AwardAccording 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.

Parks

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 Preserve1,765 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.

Country Clubs

Culture

  • 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

Famous Residents

  • Lucie Arnaz
  • Jose Feliciano
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Keith Richards

 

 

Photos of Weston