Living in Newington, CT
About the Area
Located in the heart of Connecticut, Newington is at the cross roads of CT-91, I- 84 and RT 9, providing easy access to the surrounding cities which include Hartford, Farmington, Rocky Hill and New Britain. Although Newington is primarily residential, it is located next to the Berlin Turnpike, a large commercial expressway, rendering everything at your fingertips. This quaint town consists of a total area of 13.1 square miles and a population of 30,562. Although this New England town only has two small ponds, it is home to Mill Pond Falls, the smallest natural waterfall in the country. This waterfall is located in Mill Pond Park, the largest park in Newington, which provides activities for all ages. No matter what you are looking for, Newington is the ideal location for individuals of all ages.
The Newington Public School System consists of four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The Newington school systems are ranked 8 out of 10 in the state. Newington also has two private schools of equal rank. The public school system mission statement is “Every Student, College, career and citizenship- ready” providing the students with the core academic essentials to perform at their highest potential.
Points of Interests
If you’re looking for a night out, Newington is in close proximity to Hartford, CT, but there are also plenty of restaurants and shops in Newington, CT. Newington is tucked between the Farmington River valley and the broad valley of the Connecticut River. The town offers a unique blend of having a close proximity to major employment centers and shopping areas while still maintaining a peaceful, country atmosphere for family life. There are many parks and recreational centers as well as hiking trials. Some are The Old Cedar Mountain Hiking Trail, Rock Hole Brook and Young’s Farm Greenway, the Twenty Rod Road and Candlewick Greenway, and the Piper Brook Flood Control Greenway all make up the Newington Greenway System.