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Top 6 Reasons to Live in Wethersfield, CT

  • Located just a 20 minute drive south of Hartford, Connecticut's capital city, Wethersfield is a commuter's dream. Known for having some of the most historic and oldest homes in the state, Wethersfield makes it a priority to preserve its heritage. Also known for having a laid-back vibe, Wethersfield is home to the friendliest residents in the state, according to Connecticut Magazine.

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  • Highly ranked! In 2013, Connecticut Magazine named Wethersfield the fourth best medium-sized city in the state. Wethersfield ranked first for all cities in its category for civic engagement and education while finishing fourth for the economy and second in crime. Learn about the town with a visit to the Wethersfield Museum or the Webb Deane Stevens Museum.
  • Quintessential New England charm! With homes dating back to the 1700s and an emphasis on community, living in Wethersfield is small-town living at its finest. During October, bundle up and take to the streets of Old Wethersfield to stroll through the front yards decorated for the annual scarecrow contest. Finish the walk by getting warm with a piping cup of homemade hot chocolate from Patty Cakes Bakery.
  • Proximity to Boston and New York City! Located in the heart of Hartford County, urban metropolises like New York City and Boston are only a short two-hour train ride or drive away. During the winter months, bundle up for a day trip walking the streets of Fifth Avenue to see the holiday decorations before heading to Rockefeller Center to see the iconic Christmas tree.
  • Named Connecticut's "Most Auncient Towne!" For those not in the know, Wethersfield has been given the nickname of "Auncient" because it is the oldest town in the state at more than 320 years old. From iconic farmhouses on Broad Street to stately colonials on Main Street, Wethersfield is home to some of the state's oldest and most well-preserved properties.
  • Buyer's market! Wethersfield is a buyer's market, as the number of homes on the market is rising and the average list price is falling. Consequently, beautiful rent to own homes are available in a number of neighborhoods throughout the town like Griswoldville and Wells Road.
  • Rising home values! The median home value of a property in Wethersfield is $272,584. Already a high number in comparison to Hartford County at $248,582, real estate experts predict that Wethersfield's property values should rise 5% in the next 3 to 5 years. Look to snag a great deal in an area like the Town Center or the Silas Deane Highway.