Wilton …. Where the Historic Past and the Gracious Present Meet
Centuries ago, Native Americans signal fires blazed atop the dramatic glacial ridges of Wilton. Today, this richly historic town cherishes a rural ambiance. Winding back roads pass through the rolling hills, beautifully refreshed by woods, streams, ponds and the Norwalk River. Originally a farming community, Wilton’s growth has been carefully zoned and monitored, protecting its air of quietly traditional grace. More than 200 restored antique homes dating from the 1700’s and 1800’s harmoniously mingle with the more recent residences, whose varied architectural styles complement Wilton’s timeless charm. Most homes are set on two-acre properties and several condominiums exist. Primarily residential, Wilton is 26.8 square miles in area, has a population of 17,633 people and is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen.
Educational and Cultural Facilities
Wilton’s highly praised public school system is comprised of two Elementary Schools, two Middle Schools and one High School. The Wilton Heritage Museum provides glimpses of Early Americana and the Wilton Play Shop provides the pleasures of Community Theater.
Revisit the more primitive past. Hundreds of acres of prime parkland invite camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking and enjoyment of Wilton’s nature areas. Athletic enthusiasts can enjoy twelve all-weather tennis courts, two pools, organized sports on playing fields, nearby golf facilities and the extensive recreational programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. Local shopping is available in the Wilton Town Center and along State Route 7. Danbury and Stamford Malls are twenty minutes away.
Twenty minutes from Stamford and approximately one hour from Manhattan, Wilton is situated on State Route 7, connecting the town to Interstate Route 95 and 84. Two train stations, Wilton Station and Cannondale Station, are served by The Haven Line of Metro North, providing comfortable commuter rail service to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal and points beyond.
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