About || Weston, Connecticut

Weston is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Like many towns in southwestern Connecticut, Weston is among the most affluent communities in the United States. 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. Aside from a handful of stores that form the town’s center, Weston has little commercial development. Residential development is limited by two-acre zoning. Most of Devil’s Den Preserve, a 1,746-acre nature reserve, which gets 40,000 visits a year, is located in the town.

population: 10,179 (2010 census)

area: 20.7 square miles

Weston is bordered by Wilton to the west, Redding to the north, Easton to the east, Fairfield to the southeast, and Westport to the south.

Commute

Education

There are four public schools in the Weston Public Schools district, all located on School Road:

Weston High School – grades 9–12, with about 800 students. Weston High School (WHS) seniors go on to attend selective colleges and universities. Recently the high school underwent a significant building expansion, which included construction of a new science department and new playing fields. The high school auditorium was also updated in 2008.

Weston Middle School (WMS) – grades 6–8, with about 600 students.

Weston Intermediate School (WIS) – grades 3–5, with about 600 students. The school opened in September 2005 as the town’s newest school.

Hurlbutt Elementary School (HES) – pre-kindergarten-grade 2, with about 600 students

In May 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Weston High School as the third best high school in the state and 240th best high school in the country.

Several pre-schools in town are run by various churches, including Emmanuel Nursery School and Norfield Nursery School.

Things you might not know about Weston

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