Connecticut’s “most auncient town” has thrived for over 350 years, and in today’s world it survives as a well- established residential and commercial center on the Connecticut River, a beautiful balance of small-town spirit and urban benefits. First a river port, then a farming community and now a suburb of Connecticut’s capitol, Wethersfield’s extremely active policy of preserving its past protects Connecticut’s oldest and largest historical district, a rich antique legacy. Bearing out the charming aesthetic of this community, finely maintained homes in an interesting variety of architectural styles exist throughout many welcoming neighborhoods. Wethersfield’s population numbers around 26,000 people in 12.39 square miles, governed by a Town Council and Town Manager.
EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL FACILITIES
Wethersfield’s seven public schools and programs reflect the town’s careful attention to even its youngest residents. The community has five Elementary Schools and one National Blue Ribbon Middle School for grades 7 and 8. A superbly equipped, award-winning, National Blue Ribbon High School on a 37-acre site includes a large swimming pool, media center, greenhouse, eight tennis courts, an all-weather track and fields for baseball, softball, soccer and football. Specialized educational programs provide for the extra needs of all citizens from three-and-a-half-years old through adulthood. Proximity to Hartford brings a wide wealth of cultural events into easy reach, and Keeney Cultural Center, summer concerts in Cove Park and the Wethersfield Historical Society enrich the town’s leisure activities.
Launch a boat from Cove Park and enjoy a lazy day on the Connecticut River. Originally settled because of its fine riverside situation, the water still beckons in Wethersfield. The town’s excellent recreational facilities include twenty-seven separate parks and open spaces, ranging in individual size from less than an acre to over one hundred acres. Recreational pleasures abound and include the William J. Pitkin Community Center, indoor pools, historic structures, greens, woods, ball fields, courts, ponds, nature trails and much more.
Situated just to the south of Connecticut’s state capitol, Hartford, Wethersfield easily accesses Interstate Route 91, Interstate Route 84, Route 3 and Routes 5/15.
THRIVING ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER SINCE 1633