Median household incomes are on the rise: The median household income in 2011 was approximately $76,300 versus where it stood at approximately $61,700 in 2000. The Connecticut state average in 2011, was approximately $65,800. When you feel rich enough after renting to own a house in the city, join the golf biggies at the Buena Vista Putting Green; and in the winter months you can cross country ski at the Rockledge trails.
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The real estate industry is booming: The average home value in West Hartford in 2011 was approximately $3,03,500, increasing radically since 2000 when it was around $1,72,500. This is higher than the state average, which was was approximately $2,79,000 in 2011. Enjoy your real estate investment appreciation in the myriad parks that West Hartford offers, including Westmoor Park and its ever popular wild flower path, and Swamp Bushpark.
Entertainment: Hone your political general knowledge at the Museum of American Political Life. Visit the National Theatre of the Deaf to enjoy a beautiful performance by the deaf and hearing enabled, alike, as they perform using a mixture of American sign language and vocal speech.
Low crime levels: In the 12-year period between 1999 and 2011, the crime level in the city was considerably lower than that of Connecticut state as a whole, and has shown a decreasing trend over the years. Walk the streets feeling safe and secure, and do what you feel like in your leisure hours, from fishing at Spice Bush Park to taking a walk on the Trout Brook Trail.
Health conscious city: West Hartford ranked number 11 on a 2011 list of the top 101 counties with the highest percentage of population having visited a dentist in the past year, and number 44 on a similar list of counties with the best health score of residents over the past 3 years. Celebrate your good health status when you rent to own in this city by walking and keeping your heart regularly pumping at the West Hartford Reservoir and at Elizabeth Park where you should prepare to be amazed by the 2.5 acre rose garden housing over 800 varieties of lovely roses.
Climb a mountain and relax at a park: It's easy to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in West Hartford. Start with a hike on Talcott Mountain and visit Wolcott Park thereafter.
Visit a theater: Do you enjoy the theatrical presentations? West Hartford has you covered. Both the Playhouse on Park Theatre and The Herbert Gilman Theater at Mandell JCC will keep you entertained.
Engage the child in you or indulge your child: Watch and learn at the Children's Museum of Connecticut and visit the animals at Elmwood Community Center.
Pay tribute to America's greatest veterans: Head down to the Veterans Memorial located in the city center and engage in a skating session at Veterans Memorial Rink.
Admire the cultural aspect of the city: Admire the arts at the West Hartford Art League Gallery and the Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Expand your general knowledge at the museum and science center: Walk to the Connecticut Historical Society Museum and the Connecticut Science Center to enhance your knowledge and skills.
Tee-off at the golf club: Spend a day golfing at the Rockledge Golf Club and the 9 holes Buena Vista Golf Course.
Join a country club or an aquatic club: Register to join a club in the city, like the Cornerstone Aquatics Center or Wampanoag Country Club.
Visit a famed author's home: Schedule a visit to Noah Webster's House and Mark Twain's House on a day off from work.