Welcome to Weston
A quaint, rural town filled with lush landscape and a rustic atmosphere
While located less than sixty miles from New York City, this town prides itself on maintaining its distinctive small-town countryside atmosphere. The natural surroundings are composed of spacious fields, ponds, riverside vistas, and wooded forestland, all of which combine to create a vast, tranquil haven.
Approximately a third of Weston's land—about twenty miles in total—is secured for nature conservancies and many areas include protected wetlands. These conservation efforts became a top priority during the original town planning session to preserve Weston's lush, natural surroundings.
A significant part of Weston's appeal is its broad range of housing styles. Whether you're interested in a Tudor-style home, Colonial, Contemporary, or something Mediterranean, you're guaranteed to find it in Weston. Prices vary depending on if you're veering toward a modest single-family home to one of the premium luxury mansions. The median price for a single-family home is $1.3 million, while the median price for a luxury estate is roughly $2.7 million.
What to Love
- Quaint, rural neighborhood with a family-friendly feel
- Lush fields, ponds, rivers, and forest area
- Great local dining and shopping opportunities combined with easy access to all of NYC’s treasures
People & Lifestyle
Weston residents enjoy a peaceful and laid-back lifestyle heavily mixed influenced by its natural surroundings. Apart from being family-oriented, Weston is also a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Home to some of the best schools in the entire state and an abundance of entertainment options, Weston is consistently popular with young families, professionals, and wealthy individuals.
Anyone seeking a short commute to New York and a thriving small-town culture will find plenty to love about Weston. It's the perfect town to come home to after a long, hectic day navigating the city.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Though Weston is a relatively modest-sized town, it still boasts a lovely, varied shopping and dining scene. Weston Center (commonly called "The Center" by locals) will be your go-to spot for daily needs and conveniences. The Center includes numerous services and goods like a local food market, bank, pharmacy, dry cleaners, real estate office, post office, spirits shop, hardware store, and a gas/service station. As its name suggests, the Weston Center is the focal point of the shopping scene, anchored by several shops and eateries in addition to its other offices.
Orem's Diner is a local staple for traditional American food served morning and night. The Lunch Box is a neighborhood favorite, great for casual dining. Check out Aranci 67 for delicious, authentic Italian cuisine that won't break the bank. For more dining options and higher-end shopping, residents regularly visit other local neighborhoods, and, of course, New York City is right around the corner.
Things to Do
Full of local parks and recreational areas, there is always something to do in Weston. Devil's Den Preserve sits on 1,746 acres, making it the largest preserve in Fairfield County. The preserve is a fantastic place for hikers interested in exploring the local wetlands and woodlands.
Other local favorites such as the Trout Brook Valley Preserve, Bisceglie Park, and Brett Woods Park provide ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors while getting in some exercise.
There are many country clubs in the area, so it's only a matter of time before you'll find yourself teeing off. Some favorites are Aspetuck Valley Country Club, Birchwood Country Club, and Rolling Hills Country Club. The YMCA offers dozens of programs and amenities for family-friendly fun and makes for a great way to meet fellow residents.
Westport is home to several excellent schools, and the Weston public school system is an award-winning program. Top educational opportunities include:
- Weston High School, 9-12
- Weston Middle School, 6-8
- Weston Intermediate School, 3-5
- Hurlbutt Elementary School, PK-2