West Hartford

West Hartford is a bustling town with everything you need to live your best life.

Welcome to West Hartford

West Hartford is a lively suburb that's located just five miles west of the state's capital city.


Recently named Money Magazine's "Best Place to Live," West Hartford is a bustling town with everything you need to live your best life. Here, you'll find a number of sprawling parks, boutique shops, and one-of-a-kind restaurants to try, all in a friendly — and easily walkable — city.

Residents of this suburb will find many gorgeous single-family homes and great schools, as well as top-notch schools and plenty of opportunities for community building. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the comforts and conveniences of a smaller community without giving up any of the amenities of a bustling hub.

What To Love

  • Gorgeous nature at your fingertips
  • A great restaurant scene
  • Easy access to everything in the community

Local Lifestyle

West Hartford continuously ranks as the state's best place to live, and it's no surprise. This vibrant city is packed with unique places to explore, residential neighborhoods, and plenty of sidewalks for getting around on foot. Locals love the city's walkability and easy access to good food, shopping, and fun.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Shopping in West Hartford is a one-of-a-kind experience, with a plethora of little shops peppering its streets. Stop by West Hartford Center and walk along the city's streets to enjoy boutique shopping and eating at locally-restaurants. Blue Back Square is another shopping spot in town that boasts dozens of chain retailers, a movie theater, several restaurants, and a dog bakery. Bring your pup along for a special treat. 
 
Westfarms Mall, on the other hand, offers a more traditional shopping mall experience. With over 1.2 million square feet of retail space, it's currently the third-largest mall in Connecticut.  
For dinner, stop by West Hartford's Gastropark, where you can enjoy indoor or outdoor seating for the whole family — including your pup. Food trucks line up to serve the best food and craft beer in town in this breezy, laid-back space.
 

Things to Do

West Hartford has several large parks that are perfect for exploring and enjoying the area's beautiful landscape. At Westmoor Park, visitors can take part in special events and classes in its environmental education center or explore its 162 acres of gardens and trails. 
 
Elizabeth Park boasts a picturesque rose garden, along with several greenhouses, a pond, and tennis courts.
 
The West Hartford Reservoir is the location that houses the MDC's water treatment facilities, but it's also a great place to explore. With over 3,000 acres of woodlands and over 30 miles of trails, it's a hiker's paradise.

Playhouse on Park is a unique performance venue that houses productions throughout the year. From contemporary plays to musicals, they offer something for everyone. In fact, Playhouse on Park was named the Best Professional Theater in Connecticut in 2013 by Broadway
 

Schools 

West Hartford is home to many notable schools. Some of them include:

  • Whiting Lane Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, A Blue Ribbon School
  • Kingswood Oxford, Grades 6 through 12, a private school with a college preparatory curriculum
  • Northwest Catholic, Grades 9 through 12
  • West Hartford Public Schools, Kindergarten through 12th Grade


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Overview for West Hartford, CT

64,034 people live in West Hartford, where the median age is 39.9 and the average individual income is $60,530. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,034

Total Population

39.9 years

Median Age

High

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

$60,530

Average individual Income

Schools in West Hartford, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby West Hartford. 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
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
King Philip Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
Gengras Center/Univ Of St Joseph
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Charter Oak International Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Intensive Education Academy In
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
St Thomas The Apostle
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
American School For The Deaf
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Kingswood-Oxford School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Northwest Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Hebrew High School Of New England
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Greater Hartford
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
Solomon Schechter Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Timothy Middle School
PRIVATE
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for West Hartford, CT

West Hartford has 25,805 households, with an average household size of 2.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Hartford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 64,034 people call West Hartford home. The population density is 2,932.23 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,034

Total Population

High

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

39.9

Median Age

47.59 / 52.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
25,805

Total Households

2.43

Average Household Size

$60,530

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

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