Living In Farmington, CT

The Town

map_of_farmington_ctLocated in Hartford County, Farmington is a charming town known for its history and outdoor recreation. Farmington is home to the scenic Farmington River that is great for canoes, rafting and stream fishing. The town also has the Farmington trails system which is used by outdoor enthusiasts for scenic walks, runs, and biking. Farmington offers serene living while still having convenient access to major cities, world class shopping and fine restaurants. Farmington sits 10 miles west of Hartford at the hub of major 1-84 interchange, 20 miles south of Bradley airport and just two hours from Boston or New York! It’s also a short drive down to the Connecticut shoreline where you’ll find endless stretches of beautiful beaches, opportunities for sailing and ferry trips to Block Island, Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Farmington offers a safe community and great schools for families in a desirable area!

Dining & Shopping

blue-back-square-3Farmington is a great location with some incredible restaurants for everyone! Farmington is home to Apricots, Lotus Grill, Brio and Joey Garlics offering a wide range of options and great atmosphere! Farmington also offers some of the best shopping available in Connecticut. Farmington Valley, home to Farmington and surrounding areas, has some of the most unique and upscale boutiques and specialty shops in New England. Westfarms Mall, which is the largest shopping center in Farmington, has great offerings from retailers such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor, and many others. Blue Back Square is located in West Hartford, a town adjacent to Farmington, and it offers an incredible outdoor shopping experience reminiscent of Boston or New York. Blue Back Square boasts incredible boutiques and specialty stores only found in major metropolitan areas, including stores like The Cheesecake Factory, New York Sports Club, and Bow Tie Cinemas.


farmington-river-trail-ctStudents in Farmington have access to public schools that consistently rank among the best in the nation. The town has seven main public schools. Farmington is also homes Mrs. Porters school, a private world-renowned institution for girls.  The town also has several higher education institutions.

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