Weston CT Real Estate

Weston, CT

The Community

Weston is unique. Despite a location less than 50 miles from New York City, its rolling wooded hills will always be a bucolic retreat, where streams refresh the senses and privacy is a way of life. Active resistance to development has preserved one-third of Weston as open space and pristine nature preserve, also protecting the historic appearance of the town. Incorporated in 1787, Weston’s 20.8 square miles and population of 8,637 are governed by a Board of Selectmen. Farsighted town officials instituted two-acre zoning in the 1950s, thereby maintaining a country atmosphere for the wide variety of lovely homes sheltered within Weston’s green quietude. Ranging from restored farmhouses to dramatic modern mansions, all enjoy the rustic privacy of a country retreat convenient to the metropolitan area. Sister city Westport provides beaches and outstanding cultural stimulation.

Weston, Connecticut High School

Educational and Cultural Facilities

Strong financial support has created a top-rated school system, where 97% of graduates proceed onward to higher education. Weston’s recently renovated Hurlbutt Elementary School, Weston Middle School with its Olympic-sized pool and Weston High School have garnered an impressive list of awards. Small class sizes, a wide range of activities and opportunities for independent and overseas study enrich a superior curriculum. Every desirable cultural activity is available in nearby Westport, Stamford and New York City.

Recreational Facilities

Devil’s Den, a remarkable 1,756-acre preserve, provides Nature Conservancy programs and hiking on over 20 miles of hiking trails. Additional Land Trusts, Compo and Burying Hill beaches in Westport, 52-acre Scribner Park, country fairs and a host of organized recreational activities exist. Aspetuck Trail Association maintains extensive trails for equestrian use and superb private clubs grant opportunities for tennis and golf.

Transportation

Highway access to Interstate Route 95, the Merritt Parkway and Metro-North commuter rail service from neighboring Westport or Wilton make traveling simple.