The Town of West Hartford prides itself on its overall attractiveness, customer service, citizen involvement, public safety and education, all characteristics that make our town a desirable place to live. West Hartford has become a destination for businesses and families because it is a full-service community in every sense, from its quality municipal services to its top-rated schools. West Hartford is bursting with pride and here are some reasons why!

  • Time/Money Magazine ranks West Hartford in the Top 50 small cities for Best Places to Live 2014 (September 2014)
  • Movoto Real Estate Blog ranks West Hartford in the Top 10 best places to live in New England (September 2014)
  • Family Circle magazine named West Hartford, CT one of America's 10 Best Towns for Families,  August 2013 edition
  • Hartford Magazine’s June 2013 issue ranked towns in the Greater Hartford region and West Hartford came out #1 Overall, #1 in the large town category, #1 Best for Families, #1 Best for Seniors, #1 Most Affluent, and #1 Most Educated.
  • Washington Post's 2013 Top Challenging High Schools in the Nation: Conard & Hall High School
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked both Conard and Hall High Schools in the top 10 public high schools in Connecticut, and bestowed the gold medal distinction for ranking in the top 500 of schools nationwide
  • In the Hartford Magazine’s “2013 Best of Hartford” edition, readers rated the West Hartford Public Library as #1 library in the Greater Hartford area
  • Top 10 "Best Cities in the Nation for the Next Decade" (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine)
  • Top 10 “Great Cities for Raising Families” (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine )
  • One of the Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit (
  • One of the top 100 Best Places to Live in the Nation (
  • Conard and Hall High Schools ranked tops in Newsweek's America's Best High Schools.
  • Among the 20 Great Places to Retire in Connecticut (Connecticut Magazine)

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  • Council Briefs
  • Niche ranks West Hartford schools among the best in Connecticut
  • U.S. Cities with the Most Doctoral Degree Holders
  • West Hartford named Best Place to Live
  • PassportParking, a new mobile app for parking payments

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  • New Consolidated Plan Underway
  • The Holiday Stroll
  • 250+ households get food for Thanksgiving
  • Candle Safety PSA contest winners
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