It is no surprise that so many people who grew up here come back to live. First, there is the sheer beauty of the town but then there are endless recreational, educational, occupational, dining and shopping opportunities. We have one of the top public golf courses in the country, Rockledge Country Club and the number one ranked aquatics center in the country. There is an incredibly vibrant downtown center which attracts people from neighboring towns to shop and dine at the unique, boutique establishments. Lastly, it’s only 20 minutes away from Bradley International Airport making it easy to travel in and out of West Hartford.
"...Westmoor Park is set on 162 acres of rolling meadows, perennial gardens, woodland trails..."
Not exactly hidden gems include:
The Metropolitan District Reservoir offers spectacular walking, running and biking trails throughout protected land and waterways.
Town owned Westmoor Park is set on 162 acres of rolling meadows, perennial gardens, woodland trails, ponds and a barnyard with farm animals. This place is a treasure for young, old and everyone in between. Open daily to the public from 9am- 4pm (and free!), the park also hosts summer camps, educational programs, field trips, community gardens and a 4H Camp. There are also special events like farm to table dinners, bird watching excursions, maple syrup-making classes and garden design seminars.
Every June West Hartford hosts Celebrate West Hartford – a two day festival with live entertainment, family activities, rides, food courts, hundreds of award-winning artists. There’s a 5K race, Kids Fun Run and pony & trolley rides.
"Whether you crave a unique, special pizza (white clam, shrimp scampi and buffalo chicken are favorites) or a classic, you will not be disappointed."
For some of the best thin crust pizza, visit Harry’s Pizza Napoletana. Whether you crave a unique, special pizza (white clam, shrimp scampi and buffalo chicken are favorites) or a classic, you will not be disappointed. Don’t forget to order a house salad with the most delicious housemade dressing.
Head to Blaze and Bloom for fabulous vintage & repurposed furniture and décor at incredible prices. The four creative owners scour estate sales and flea markets to find unique pieces that they skillfully and stylishly repurpose to sell in their fun, festive store in the Home Design District. Their tagline is “Buy Vintage, Be Unique.” Whatever you choose at Blaze and Bloom will likely be a conversation piece in your home and no one else will have it!