Judy James

Weston:
The best of
Connecticut country

Weston is a picturesque, residential New England town incorporated in 1787.  Located in lower Fairfield County with a population of around 10,000, Weston is a small, very special town with plenty of privacy.  Some time ago, the town established a 2-acre zoning minimum for new homes.  As a result, the homes in Weston are set apart with spacious lawns, trees and landscaping contributing to the natural beauty of the area.  There is a very small shopping center for convenience but no public transportation, apartment houses, condominiums, corporate offices or shopping malls.  What you will find is plenty of town spirit and enthusiasm. 

Weston’s natural beauty is derived from its wooded terrain and use of open space.  A nature conservancy of more than 1700 acres, a nature preserve with 60 acres, a pond, a park and a land trust that surrounds the town provide Weston with a quiet, rural setting and contribute to the recreational activities that are available year-round.  Whether it’s hiking, tennis, swimming or horseback riding, Weston’s recreational department offers its residents numerous options for all ages, including ski trips, indoor swimming, athletic programs and summer camps.  A riding academy provides equestrian sports, and several private clubs offer skeet and trapshooting.  Tennis and golf are also available.

Located next door is the town of Westport nestled along Long Island Sound. Westonites have easy access to Westport’s beaches, upscale shopping centers and cultural activities.  Also nearby are Stamford (approximately 30 minutes away) and New York City (an hour away).  Weston residents use the Westport commuter lines in and out of the city and New York’s airports and Newark Airport for air travel.

What sets Weston apart and makes it so special is its sense of community closeness.  For example, a Farmer’s Market takes place once a week between April and October.  Church fairs and a grange fair are scheduled throughout the year.  Residents may participate in organizations devoted to town beautification or improvement, volunteer for interesting activities and are encouraged to march in the Memorial Day parade.  If you’re looking for a warm, friendly community to call home, Weston is the place for you.

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