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West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Located 5 miles (8.0 km) west of downtown Hartford, is an upmarket inner-ring suburb located in Greater Hartford. The population was 63,268 at the 2010 census. The town is known for its popular downtown area colloquially known as "West Hartford Center," or simply "The Center," which is centered on Farmington Avenue and South/North Main Street. West Hartford Center has been the community's main hub since the late 17th century. In 2008, Blue Back Square opened as a new addition to the central area. Blue Back includes a bookstore, a movie theater, two parking garages, various physician and medical offices, and several restaurants. Incorporated as a town in 1854, the town was previously a parish of Hartford. Among the southernmost of the communities encompassed within the Hartford-Springfield Knowledge Corridor metropolitan region, West Hartford is home to University of Hartford and the University of Saint Joseph. In 2010, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine listed West Hartford as one of the nation's "10 Great Cities for Raising Families." In 2010, Kiplinger's ranked West Hartford #9 on its "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" list. In 2010, CNN Money ranked West Hartford as the 55th best small city in America. In 2010, the national online magazine Travelandleisure.com cited West Hartford as one of 10 "coolest" suburbs in the nation. The magazine called the West Hartford Reservoir off Farmington Avenue "West Hartford's version of Central Park," and it also noted the town's "vacation-worthy hot spots, with cutting-edge restaurants, great shopping, and plenty of parking."

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West Hartford is a town located in the Hartford County in the state of Connecticut in the United States and is known for its popular downtown area known as "West Hartford Centre". This area has been the hub for cultural and art performances. Places of interest in West Hartford are: Bishops Corner, a community organization for various activities for the locals; Blue Back Square, a shopping mall; Elizabeth Park, a city park which is spread over 100 acers which houses a rose garden and a greenhouse; Elmwood, an enclave composed of family homes and duplexes; Noah Webster House, home to American lexicographer Noah Webster is today converted in a museum; Fern Park; Westfarms Mall; Park Road; West Hartford Centre; and Westmoor Park.

 

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Facts and Stats for West Hartford*

  • Pollution Statistics in West Hartford

    Know the pollution level of West Hartford before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • West Hartford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is West Hartford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in West Hartford.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in West Hartford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 62.75 (High)
    • Pollution Index 11.15 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.06 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in West Hartford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in West Hartford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

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