Farmington

Farmington is a beautiful town located between the Talcott Mountain ridgeline and the Farmington River.

Welcome to Farmington

Picturesque and homey, Farmington is lovely a city of storybook proportions.


Farmington is a beautiful town located between the Talcott Mountain ridgeline and the Farmington River. Its location gives residents some of the most stunning natural views in the area and extensive walking trails to get out and explore the nature that surrounds them. But that’s not all Farmington has to offer. This community also boasts excellent schools, a historic village, and a tight-knit community.

What to Love

  • A close community full of local events
  • A charming and historic town center
  • Idyllic nature weaving its way through the community

Local Lifestyle

Farmington is breathtakingly beautiful, especially as the leaves change colors each fall, and residents here get a front row seat to nature's production. From beautiful scenery and walking trails to abundant shopping and dining options, Farmington is a fabulous place to call home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

If you're looking for the best shopping in town, you'll have to choose between several spots. Corbins Corner and the Westfarms Mall are located across the street from one another, and each location hosts nationally recognized retailers, along with delicious dining options. 
 
For a more quaint experience, visit the Historic Village in Farmington. Here, you'll find local shops like Vivid Hue Home, Hartford Baking Company, Highland Market, and Green Tails, where you can buy your pet something fun.
 
Locals and visitors alike frequent Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream, where you can enjoy a round of miniature golf with friends and then grab your favorite frozen treat when you're finished. 

The Wood-n-Tap is a family-friendly restaurant located along the Farmington River, where you can watch the big game while enjoying your favorite beer and American fare. If you're craving Spanish tapas instead, visit Toro Loco, where the food is always local farm-to-table fresh.

Things to Do

Located in the Historic Village, Hill-Stead Museum is a popular tourist destination that houses a large collection of paintings inside a 1901 Colonial Revival mansion. Each year, the Hill-Stead Museum is also home to the city's annual Poetry Festival.  
 
The city is also home to two lovely public libraries. Residents can take advantage of all kinds of free services from Farmington Library and Barney Library by registering for a free library card.
 Connecticut is known for its beautifully wooded landscape and scenic trails wind throughout Farmington, making it easy to enjoy the city's natural beauty. Winding Trails boasts over 380 acres of wooded land, crystal clear waterways, and facilities for members to enjoy. 
 
The organization offers day camps, special events, educational programs, and cross-country skiing when the weather permits. To further explore Farmington's beautiful landscape, residents can hike through the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Also known as the New Haven and Northampton Canal, this 84-miles long trail was first established in 1828.

Golfing enthusiasts will be happy to know that Farmington has several excellent golf courses within its city limits, both privately and publicly owned. Some of them include Farmington Woods Golf Course, Drive 45, and Westwoods Golf Course.

Schools

Farmington is home to many great schools, including several National Blue Ribbon Schools. The most notable schools include:

  • Miss Porter's School, Grades 9 through 12, an all-girls school with students in attendance from 21 states and 31 countries
  • East Farms Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School
  • Noah Wallace Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School
  • Union Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School
  • West District Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School


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Overview for Farmington, CT

26,559 people live in Farmington, where the median age is 43.8 and the average individual income is $59,213. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,559

Total Population

43.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$59,213

Average individual Income

Schools in Farmington, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Farmington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
West Woods Upper Elementary School
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
4/5
Farmington High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 4th
No rating available
Noah Wallace School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Miss Porter's School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Irving A. Robbins Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5

Demographics and Employment Data for Farmington, CT

Farmington has 10,986 households, with an average household size of 2.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Farmington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,559 people call Farmington home. The population density is 951.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,559

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.8

Median Age

47.49 / 52.51%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
10,986

Total Households

2.38

Average Household Size

$59,213

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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