Rural charm, large protected wilderness acreage, and proximity to metropolitan activities in neighboring towns and cities, make Weston a most desirable location. Parks, Nature Conservancies, Devil’s Den, the Katherine Ordway Preserve, and Westport’s Long Island Sound beaches offer a myriad of recreational opportunities. There are superb shopping, dining, educational, and cultural opportunities throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. Many of Weston’s residents are commuters to New York City, which is an approximate 45 mile trip. Weston, with a population of approximately 10,000, is among the most affluent of the towns in Fairfield County.
In 2011 Connecticut Magazine named Weston as the number one town in Connecticut among towns with populations of 10,000–15,000. The rating considers education, crime, economy, cost and leisure.
Certainly, Weston's highly rated school system consisting of Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle School and Weston High School is most notable. It is uniquely situated on a 117-acre wooded campus adjacent to the small town center. A recent U.S. News and World report ranked the Weston High School as No. 1 in Fairfield County, earning the district a "gold medal" designation.
Our first Christmas in Weston, we gathered at the Gazebo at Town Hall to sing Christmas Carols in the crisp air.
The Gazebo at Town Hall
As a newcomer, I was using my Weston map regularly. As I examined the closest route to take to a new friend's home, I saw that the best way would be to take Valley Forge Lane. How amazed I was when I arrived at the Saugatuck Reservoir. The stunning view took my breath away.