Weston, CT

Population:10,037

Area:19.9 square miles

Location:Southwestern Connecticut, just 60 minutes from New York City

To experience picturesque New England, head just north of Westport to the spacious charm of Weston, CT. In the town center you’ll find the essentials such as a hardware store, gas station, food market, bank and coffee shop without the hustle and bustle of larger communities. Still, you’re never far from Fairfield County amenities and mere minutes from the Merritt Parkway, Interstate 95 and Metro North Railroad. For families, Weston has a nationally recognized, award-winning school system, plenty of wide-open spaces and a variety of cultural events. In short, Weston is a vibrant community of friends and neighbors.

Weston Recreation

Weston is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Known for a commitment to conservation, Weston has devoted nearly one-quarter of the town to open space. Devil’s Den Preserve (1,765 acres) to the north has a wide variety of flora and fauna and a 20-mile trail system that connects with the extended 70-mile Saugatuck Valley Trails System. The Katherine Ordway Preserve (60 acres) on the east and the 645 acres of Aspetuck Land Trust offer easily accessible activities from trout fishing, hiking and horseback riding to mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Local private clubs offer golf, swimming, skeet shooting and tennis. Also, Weston’s Department of Parks and Recreation manages the 53-acre Bisceglie-Scribner Park with its fitness trail, picnic facilities, outdoor spring-fed swimming pond and an array of programs for the community.

Learn more at the Nature Conservancy site and the Aspetuck Land Trust site.

For beach lovers, Weston residents can buy parking stickers for Westport’s Compo Beach, on Long Island Sound. In addition to swimming, Compo offers an expansive playground, picnic and barbeque facilities, and much more. Plus, Westport is where Westonians can ice skate, go boating and enjoy the Westport Weston Family Y.

A seeming rarity today, Weston’s small-town atmosphere is kept alive with a variety of country fairs and events. To name a few, there’s the Grange fair at harvest time, church fairs in spring and fall, the Halloween ragamuffin parade with a haunted house and seasonal treats and a farmers’ market sponsored by the Weston Women’s League. On the Fourth of July, everyone enjoys live music, barbequed food and fireworks at the middle school playing fields. And an area favorite is the old-fashioned Memorial Day Fair that culminates in the Weston Volunteer Fire Department's incomparable Memorial Day Parade.

Other great gathering places in Weston are the many recreational clubs such as the Aspetuck Valley Country Club, the Weston Field Club, the Weston Gun Club and the Weston Racquet Club.

Weston Culture & Organizations

History continues to play a major role in shaping Weston. The Weston Historical Society, founded in 1961, strives to preserve the past for the benefit of the future. Its importance in town goes beyond the mission to include educational programs, Easter Egg rolls and Halloween haunted houses.

The Weston Commission for the Arts plans fantastic monthly events like shows that feature the work of local artists, poetry readings and dance performances.

Volunteerism is highly regarded in Weston. Residents devote many hours to serving on town boards, commissions, in the Volunteer Fire Department and on the EMS squad. Much of the town’s beautification and public meetings come courtesy of organizations like the Kiwanis Club, the Weston Women’s League, the Weston Garden Club, the Saugatuck Garden Club, the Women’s Club and the League of Women Voters.

Just to name-drop for a minute, Weston has been home to Hollywood luminaries including Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe and Robert Redford as well as renowned authors Erica Jong and John Hersey.

Explore more at

Weston Kiwanis Club

Weston Women's League

Weston League of Women Voters

 

Weston Public Schools

Consistently recognized as among the nation's best, the Weston public school system houses all four schools on a single 120-acre campus. In the fall of 2005, a new school for third through fifth graders was opened to meet the growing student population.

Find out about the active PTO and more at the Weston Schools and Board of Education site.

Weston Elementary School

Hurlbutt Elementary School currently accommodates kindergarten through second grade, with third through fifth grades in the new Weston Intermediate School. School policy keeps classes at about 20 students per teacher. The core curriculum of reading, writing and mathematics is augmented by "specials" such as art, music, computer, health, and physical education. What's more, Spanish is introduced in second grade.

View the school report for Hurlbutt Elementary School

Weston Middle School

For students in sixth through eighth grades, Weston Middle School's ambitious academic program features foreign languages, laboratory sciences, technology, computers, art and music in addition to the basic studies. The Norwalk Maritime Center is another option for middle-schoolers to attend.

View the school report for Weston Middle School.

Weston High School

Weston High School sits comfortably in the top 1% of all high schools in the country with Blue Ribbon status. Students benefit from a full range of academic courses, specialized programs for independent study and the opportunity to take college-level courses through the University of Connecticut Co-op Program. Three-fourths of the student body participates in the 25 varsity, nine junior varsity and four freshman sports teams and more than 60% are involved in the performing arts.

View the school report for Weston High School.

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Cathy Blount is a Fairfield County realtor specializing in Westport, CT homes. She is a top-producing real estate agent for The Riverside Realty Group in Westport. As a Connecticut real estate agent she also works with real estate clients buying and selling Fairfield County homes in Weston, Fairfield, Southport, Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich. She is available to consult with clients interested in Fairfield County properties seven days a week and can be reached through e-mail or by phone at 203-858-8710.