Weston is a small but beloved township with just over 10,000 residents, among them big name celebrities like Keith Richards. But not even the notorious rocker could distract from the quiet charm of the town and its friendly community. Local schools, including the public high school, have received top honors and benefit from recent campus updates. All in all, Weston is an excellent home for families of all sizes.
Around 20% of Weston’s residents commute to New York City, which is a 45 mile drive southwest, or a short train ride from neighboring towns such as Wilton and Ridgefield. Weston’s general wealth is demonstrated in the excellent care of the town, which also benefits from an active and dedicated community. The Norfield Historic District serves as the town center and is home to the Norfield Congregational Church, which was built in 1757 and remains active.
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The Weston Social Club, previously known as the Newcomers & Neighbors Club, welcomes all residents with a range of social events throughout the year. Locals can pass by the historic Onion Barn to see community bulletins posted, catch up with neighbors at the farmers market, or escape to the quiet of the outdoors in one of the numerous parks and trails that dot Weston’s 20 square miles. The Sagatuck Reservoir provides the town’s northeast border and the Sagatuck River flows down from Redding in the north, through town, and beyond to the Long Island Sound. Weston and Norfield Roads intersect to mark the town center, and Weston Road connects the town to Merritt Parkway, which runs south of town.
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For the Kids
The Weston Public Library offers programming targeted to different age groups, from the youngest of book lovers and up. Teens can meet in the YA space to read the latest favorites, or plan with test prep. Younger literature enthusiasts can choose from a variety of storytimes and read-alongs, as well as craft groups and STEM Sundays. The Parks & Recreation Department also organizes swimming classes, an after school running club, and even skills workshops for ultimate frisbee. Student athletes can play a variety of team sports, from lacrosse to basketball.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
The majority of Devil’s Den Nature Preserve’s 1700 acres falls within Weston, a destination for as many as 40,000 visitors a year. The abutting Lachat Town Farm provides activities for lovers of the outdoors including a community garden and Saturday morning Tai Chi and yoga classes. A men’s softball league offers locals the chance to show off their skills on the diamond each fall while the Aspetuck Valley Country Club, Weston Field Club, Weston Gun Club, and Weston Racquet Club afford residents additional outlets for sporting and socializing. Chessmasters of all ages can also meet at the Weston Public Library.
Food & Drink
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Top 10 Restaurants
$$ . Seafood
$$ . American (Traditional)
$$ . Juice Bars & Smoothies
$$ . Cheesesteaks
$$ . Coffee & Tea
$$ . Middle Eastern
$$ . Pizza
$ . Pan Asian
$ . Vegetarian
$ . Mexican
While Weston proudly eschews busy commercial areas, locals can stop by “the center” to shop and socialize. Essentials like a grocery market, pharmacy, hardware store, post office, and the Lunch Box restaurant are centralized in this hub. Residents can visit the neighboring towns Redding, Wilton, Westport, and beyond for more extensive shopping.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Weston Arts is a local non-profit that has served the community since 2005. It organizes events such as art exhibitions and open studio tours. They also support residents in their individual artistic pursuits. Weston hosts several country fairs as well as fireworks to celebrate the July 4th holiday. The town also enjoys close proximity to playhouses in Westport and Bridgeport. Lachat Town Farm’s newly renovated barn will play host to barbecues and barn dances where locals can show off their best dance moves.
Like many towns in Fairfield Country, Weston’s settlement dates back to farming communities from the seventeenth century; it had previously served as Aspetuck hunting grounds. Its lands were formally incorporated in 1787 and the split of Easton township didn’t follow until 1845. The lack of a railroad in town as well as slow development of non-agricultural business kept Weston somewhat small, though it was rediscovered in the 1930s by artists and writers who were drawn to its small town charms.
Nearly 25% of Weston is dedicated to open air spaces making the town the ultimate home for nature lovers. The Aspetuck Land Trust is divided between sixteen preserves, which in total cover 645 acres. The Devil’s Den Preserve in the north of town includes 20 miles of trails and boasts more than 500 different kinds of plants and 140 species of birds. Additional green spaces include Morehouse Farm Park and Katherine Ordway Preserve, whose namesake founded the Devil’s Den Preserve to honor her late father.