West Hartford is an upscale suburb of Hartford, Connecticut. The town won numerous accolades in 2010, including being named one of America?s 10 Greatest Cities for Raising Families (Kiplinger Personal Finance), one of the 10 coolest suburbs in America by (Travelandleisure.com), and one of the best small cities in the country (CNN Money).
One of the best things about renting in West Hartford is its convenient location. West Hartford Center is a quick 15-minute drive from Downtown Hartford, which offers sports arenas, museums and the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts. Renting an apartment in West Hartford also puts you a mere two-hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts, and New York, New York.
West Hartford is located along I-84, which gives its commuters quick access (10 to 15 minutes) to jobs in Downtown Hartford. From Hartford, business travelers can hop on I-91 northbound to reach Bradley International Airport, located only 30 minutes from West Hartford in free-flow conditions.
Renting an apartment in West Hartford gives you access to top-notch educational centers. The town boasts well-respected private and public schools that consistently rank among the best in the nation, including The University of Hartord, Kingswood-Oxford and Renford. It?s a highly educated town as a result, with the majority of its residents employed in the insurance, finance and healthcare industries, or at the University of Hartford.
Renting an apartment in West Hartford puts you close to great amenities, such as parks, nature trails, swimming pools and public golf courses, and at the center of a rapidly growing tourist destination full of vacation hot spots, great restaurants and lots of shopping. Ample parking makes it a highly-walkable small town.
Renting in West Hartford, CT
Apartments for rent in West Hartford are relatively expensive. You'll find the highest prices on popular streets, such as Albany Avenue, Ferncliff Drive, Asylum Avenue and Cumberland Road. Taxes are also high in West Hartford, but many residents feel they?re worth it, given the high quality of education and amenities available.
West Hartford Attractions
- West Hartford Center ? A tree-lined area full of unique shops, boutiques and restaurants.
- Blue Black Square ? A contemporary retail district that features national chain stores, such as Crate and Barrel and REI, and seasonal outdoor concerts.
- Rockledge Golf Course ? One of the top 10 public golf courses in New England.
- The Children?s Museum ? A great family-friendly museum that features a miniature zoo, interactive exhibits and a planetarium.
Photos The 27,000-square-foot Chase-Tallwood Science, Math and Tech Center sits on a private high school campus. Photo courtesy of Dannel Malloy / Flickr
The safe and family-friendly atmosphere makes West Hartford a great place to ride a bicycle. Photo courtesy of Connie / Flickr