Introduction to West Hartford, Connecticut
West Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 95 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is part of the Hartford metropolitan statistical area.
West Hartford History
West Hartford was originally created in 1672. In 1711, it was granted parish privileges and was named the Parish of Hartford. It was officially incorporated as the Town of Hartford in 1854. It was a rural town for many years, but Hartford's population grew substantially after suburban living became popular.
West Hartford and nearby Attractions
- Science Center of Connecticut
- Noah Webster House and Museum
- Talcott Mountain Reservoir
- Westmoor Park
- Elizabeth Park
- Rockledge Golf Club
Things To Do In West Hartford
The area offers satisfying shopping and dining opportunities, and is also home to some historical sites. The Elizabeth Park lies towards the east and has beautiful gardens. The area around MDC reservoirs has some excellent hiking trails as well.
West Hartford Transportation
Bradley International Airport is nearby.
West Hartford Higher Education
The University Of Hartford, The University Of Connecticut-Tri-Campus, Saint Joseph College and Fox Institute Of Business are some of the local institutions of higher education.