About – Wilton, CT
Wilton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut that is located in the Norwalk River Valley. Wilton is home to about 18,000 people spread over 27.4 square miles.
Wilton recognized a huge jump in population between 1950 and 1970, during which it jumped from approximately 4,500 to 13,500 residents. Much of this growth was fueled by the relatively easy commute between Wilton and New York City. Consequently, modern day Wilton has a great combination of rural living and urban accessibility. You can enjoy the open spaces, farms, and parks, see a movie or shop in town while always knowing that Manhattan is a quick train ride away.
In town, Weir Farm, a national park, is one of these great places to enjoy. This is in addition to green spaces such as the trails connecting Wilton to nearby towns. The town center is also home to many good, local restaurants. The town also features a YMCA.
Like other towns in the area, such as Weston, Redding, and Ridgefield, Wilton has a high quality school system making the town a great place to raise a family. There’s also always something to do at the Wilton Parks and Rec. Center and the library.
All in all, Wilton offers a compromise between a quiet, country-like culture and modern living, one that’s fit for all ages.
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