Living in Farmington, CT

With a population nearing 25,000, Farmington is becoming a desired destination for active adults and families. Located southwest of Hartford and near I-84, Farmington enjoys both private and quiet living while still having convenient access to major cities, world class shopping and fine restaurants. The schools in Farmington consistently rank among the best in the nation and in 2005 the Farmington high school was ranked 125 in Newsweek’s list of best schools in the country. Known for being one of Hartford’s more affluent suburbs, Farmington has no shortage of fine homes and communities and Chimney Hill is just one of the By Carrier planned communities that call Farmington home. Other By Carrier communities in the Farmington area include Autumn Estates, Powder Mill Village and Washington Farms. Choosing Farmington as your home town will provide you and your family with a safe and secure neighborhood that has something for everyone.


Farmington has some incredible restaurants for everyone’s individual taste. From Asian fusion to American steakhouses, they are all here in the Farmington area. Come dine in historic fashion with an amazing atmosphere at places like: The Grist Mill, Apricots, Japanica, and many others.


Farmington offers some of the best shopping available in Connecticut. Farmington Valley, home to Farmington and surrounding areas, has some of the most unique and upscale boutiques and specialty shops in New England. Westfarms Mall, which is the largest shopping center in Farmington, has great offerings from retailers such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor, and many others. Blue Back Square is located in West Hartford, a town adjacent to Farmington, and it offers an incredible outdoor shopping experience reminiscent of Boston or New York. Blue Back Square boasts incredible boutiques and specialty stores only found in major metropolitan areas, including stores like The Cheesecake Factory, New York Sports Club, and Bow Tie Cinemas.

Recreation and Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors with a great spectrum of activities for all seasons in Farmington Valley. Some of the great local attractions include Huck Finn Adventures, the Stanley-Whitman House, Hill-Stead Museum, Stanley Golf Course and the Noah Webster House. Whether you have a taste for exploring the rich history of Farmington via the many historical sites and museums or want to experience the breathtaking landscape through canoes, river rafting and hiking, Farmington is a treasure trove of attractions and recreational activities for people of all ages. The By Carrier planned communities in the Farmington Valley region each have access to private and public trails and more adventurous trips are only a short drive away. Farmington also offers convenient access to major urban centers including Hartford, Boston and New York City. From quiet country settings to bustling metropolitan scenes, living in Farmington gives you the opportunity to explore all New England has to offer.

Useful Links

Town of Farmington
Farmington Public Schools
Chamber of Commerce

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