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Home to trendy eateries and charming boutiques on Blue Back Square and Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut is undeniably deserving of its recognition as one of the nation’s “coolest” suburbs. The Square and The Center have gotten the most attention nationally, however, there is a lot more to this community than its downtown cheesecake and wine. For example, residents on the east side of town enjoy an annual celebration of Park Road’s reconstruction, which included new sidewalks, streetlights, and pavement from South Quaker Lane to Prospect Avenue. The parade held each year in commemoration of the two-year beautification and repair project celebrates the neighborhood’s diversity of culture, businesses, and people.
Park Road in West Hartford is a continuation of Park Street in Hartford, which serves as the heart of the Latino community. There you’ll find Asian restaurants, ethnic grocery stores, and locally-owned shops that give the area a delightful up-and-coming ambiance. Along New Park Avenue in West Hartford is the self-described Home Design District encompassing one square mile with thirteen independent businesses dedicated to kitchens and bathrooms, wall coverings and windows, flooring and roofing, and everything in between. It is a popular destination for do-it-yourselfers and contractors alike. With a little over twenty-two square miles total, situated between Metacomet Ridge on the west and the state capital on the east, the town’s “coolness” ratings are in large part the result of its thriving nightlife and its pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.
The town was originally a farming community and had a population of just 3,186 residents in 1900. Today West Hartford is home to roughly 63,000 residents, several points of interest, and excellent housing options. Points of interest include a colossal marble statue of Noah Webster on South Main Street, Avon Mountain, the world-renowned Elizabeth Park, and Westmoor Park which is a working farm. You’ll also find six reservoirs, miles of hiking trails and walking paths, an indoor athletic complex, multiple golf courses, and swimming pools. With so many excellent amenities, the median home value in West Hartford remains above the average of the Hartford Metro Area. That said, homes for sale in West Hartford have listing prices that fall in a vast range and include modestly priced starter homes, as well as enormous luxury properties with multi-million dollar price tags. The diversity of the real estate in West Hartford translates to many splendid options for everyone, including young, single professionals, retirees, and everyone in between. If you would like to learn more about available properties in West Hartford, Connecticut, we would love to assist you, so please contact us today.