About || Wilton, Connecticut

Wilton is a town nestled in the Norwalk River Valley in southwestern Connecticut. In 2007, it was voted as one of CNN Money’s “Best Places to Live” in the United States. Wilton, like many other Fairfield County towns, is an expensive residential community with open lands (a testament to its colonial farming roots), historic architecture and extensive town services. Residents commonly commute to New York City, Stamford, and Norwalk, although there are a number of office buildings in town.

population: 18062 (2010 census)

area: 27.4 square miles

Wilton is bordered by Ridgefield to the Northwest, Norwalk to the South, New Canaan to the Southwest, Westport to the Southeast, and Weston and Redding to the Northeast.

Commute

The town has two railroad stations: Wilton and Cannondale (a sub-station where tickets are not sold), both part of the Danbury Line of Metro-North Railroad. Each morning there are three commuter trains that go through to Grand Central Terminal without a train change.

Education

The town of Wilton has 4,151 students who attend pre-K through 12th grade in the 4 schools. Miller-Driscoll schools teaches children from preschool through 2nd grade. Cider Mill School teaches 3rd through 5th grade. The junior high school (Middlebrook) is for grades 6-8 and features interdisciplinary instruction teams in languages and science, mathematics, social studies, computers, art, and gifted student instruction. Wilton High School’s sports teams, The Warriors, have won many FCIAC and state titles, and many individuals have been recognized on those levels as well.

There are three private elementary schools in town:

Connecticut Friends School, a Quaker school, kindergarten through eighth grade

Our Lady of Fatima, a Catholic school, preschool through eighth grade

The Montessori School, preschool through eighth grade.

Things you might not know about Wilton

Wilton was classified as a “dry” town until 1993, when the local ordinance was altered to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants. On November 5, 2009, a referendum proposal was passed to allow liquor stores. The town Board enacted an ordinance to allow liquor stores to sell alcoholic beverages in 2010, and several stores have since opened.

The portion of Ridgefield Road that runs for 4.9 miles from the Wilton Town Center towards Ridgefield has an extensive number of historic homes including the original Congregational Church Parsonage at 65 Ridgefield Road (1832), The Old Town Hall at 69 Ridgefield Road (1832), The Congregational Church at 70 Ridgefield Road (1790), The Nathan Comstock House at 77 Ridgefield Road (1810), the Winton House at 80 Ridgefield Road (1926), the Halsey House at 98 Ridgefield Road (1934) and the Deodate Davenport House at 108 Ridgefield Road (1791).

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