Weston is located just north of Westport and uses all the amenities of Westport, but has a very different feeling. The two acre zoning laws make for a New England country feeling and a sense of tranquility, while still providing easy access to the conveniences of urban living.
Easy access to the Merritt Parkway and train stations in both neighboring towns of Westport and Wilton makes commuting either into Manhattan or Westchester County possible.
The cultural tone of Weston is intimate, personal and very family-oriented, with an emphasis on activities for children and ties to the many cultural organizations and projects in Westport including Westport beaches. The Weston commission for the arts plans exciting cultural events in Weston each month. Weston is known for its volunteerism and country fairs. Every year Weston has a Memorial Day Fair, Fourth of July Fireworks, Historical Society Easter Egg Hunt, Fire Department Sponsored Haunted House, Weston Women’s League sponsors a Farmer’s Market and many churches sponsor events. Weston is home to many prominent individuals including John Hersey,Robert Redford, Harry Reasoner, Amy Vanderbilt , Keith Richards and Christopher Plumber to name a few. Weston real estate provides many options, from antique colonials and farmhouses to newly built Nantucket shingle style homes.
Weston Parks and Recreation
Almost one quarter of the town is permanently devoted to open space use. Devil’s Den preserve which covers 1746 acres makes it one of the largest nature conservancies in the world. Additionally there is the Katherine Ordway Preserve with 60 acres on the east side of Weston and 645 acres all around town in the Aspetuck Land Trust. This affords lots of cross country skiing, hiking and fishing. Weston also has 53 acre Bisceglie-Scribner Park which provides picnic facilities, a swimming pond, fitness trails and baseball diamonds. Town tennis courts are located on the school campus and Morehouse Park provides soccer fields and more baseball diamonds. Weston residents may also purchase a beach pass to use for Westport beaches. Weston country clubs are: Weston Field Club, Weston Racquet Club and Aspetuck Country Club.
There is a strong emphasis on education in Weston and a strong partnership between family, community and school with a commitment to excellence and dedication to developing each child’s personal best. The town’s four schools sit on a centralized campus of 125 wooded acres. The town school system recently completed an $80 million expansion in 2006. The schools include: Hurlbutt elementary, K-2, Weston Intermediate School, grades 3-5, Weston Middle School, grades 5-8 and Weston High School, grades 9-12, all have a record of excellence. The campus allows for easy access for teachers, parents and students. Proof of academic excellence in the Weston schools lies in the 92 to 100 percent rate of graduates going on to higher education.
Nursery schools include Emmanuel Nursery School, Norfield Children’s Center and access to Westport pre-schools as well.