With 2-acre zoning and nearly one-quarter of the town’s twenty square miles dedicated to open space, Weston is only an hour from New York City, yet a world away.
The 1,756 acre Devil’s Den Nature Preserve – the largest tract of protected land in Fairfield County – lies in the heart of Weston. With over 20 miles of trails, hikers and bird watchers alike adore this unique preserve. For more organized outdoor fun, residents head to Bisceglie-Scribner Park, a 53 acre recreation area boasting Little League fields, a pond, picnic areas and the Kiwanis Fitness Trail.
With just 10,179 citizens, Weston has that rare small-town, close community feel. Everything in Weston feels local. With no ‘mall stores,’ Westonites gather at “The Center” where the local food market, bank, pharmacy, post office and hardware store are located. Country fairs and farmer’s markets are fun, family events, and organized programs for all ages are offered year-round by Weston Parks & Recreation.
And yet, Weston residents are just a short drive from the renowned arts community, lively downtown shopping and dining, and beautiful beaches of sister town, Westport. The Weston-Westport YMCA and the train to New York are also in nearby Westport.
Weston is a wonderful place to raise a family – beyond the pristine, family-friendly open spaces is a top-rated school system that boasts small class sizes and a broad curriculum.
With its natural beauty, small-town charm and excellent schools, it’s no wonder that in 2011 Weston was rated by Connecticut Magazine as the #1 small town in Connecticut.