Weston, Connecticut Real Estate

Weston CT Area and Community Information

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When people look for homes for sale in Weston CT, they are choosing an upscale community that's filled with gorgeous estates and idyllic small town living. With the bucolic surroundings, it's easy to forget that New York City is only 45 miles away! This proximity to one of America's most vibrant cities is only part of what has attracted more than 10,000 residents to the area. Contacting an expert Weston CT real estate agent like Darcy Sledge is the first step to becoming a happy resident yourself. Other reasons people choose this community include the low crime rate, well regarded schools and beautiful natural surroundings.

History


European settlers have been choosing real estate in Weston since the 17th century. The earliest settlers were farmers who grew potatoes, apples and onions. Within the city proper, grist, lumber and cider mills were built. By the middle of the 19th century, the town was home to about nine manufacturing interests. Unfortunately, only one of these survived into the 20th century, and its facility burned down in 1911. By the 1930s, the town's population had dipped to a precipitously low point. However, Weston was then discovered by artists in New York who began buying property here to escape the bustle of the city. The population has only grown since then, and the completion of the Merritt Parkway made it easier than ever to get to Weston.

Abundant Green Spaces


Weston's Parks and Recreation Department oversees an assortment of lovely parks. Many of these, such as Bisceglie Park and Morehouse Farm Park, have ball fields and jogging trails. Scattered at various points throughout the town are the 16 preserves that make up the Aspetuck Land Trust, which conserves natural spaces for the citizenry to enjoy. Other parks feature an arboretum, jogging trails and opportunities to enjoy freshwater fishing. Many homes for sale in Weston CT are desirably close to the community's many parks and green spaces. The parks and recreation department also oversees a comprehensive program of athletic and educational classes for the whole community to enjoy.

Things to Do, Places to Go


Weston's residents truly value their green spaces. That's why nearby Devil's Den Preserve is a popular destination for them. Some 20 miles of trails within the preserve beg to be explored, and the New Canaan Nature Center highlights some of the flora and fauna regularly encountered within the park's boundaries. Residents may also visit the Mark Twain Library in neighboring Redding and Putnam Memorial State Park is of interest thanks to its monuments to the American Revolution and a fascinating museum.

An Active Calendar

The community's thriving arts scene is ably managed by the Weston Commission for the Arts, an organization that regularly holds cultural events. Each fall brings the historic Grange Fair, which is a highlight for most locals and draws in a fair number of tourists. Memorial Day is also celebrated in style with a parade and fair. Ask a Weston Ct real estate agent how to get even more involved in this civic minded community by purchasing a lovely home here.







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