Twenty minutes from Stamford and one hour from Manhattan, Wilton affords easy access to major roads including the Merritt Parkway (15), I-95 and I-84. Two train stations, Wilton and Cannondale Stations, are served by Metro North, providing comfortable Commuter rail service to New York City’s Grand Central Station. Many restored antique homes dating from the 1700 and 1800 hundred harmoniously mingle with the more recent residence, whose varied architectural styles complement this town’s timeless charm. Most homes are set on one or two acre properties and several fine condominiums provide other attractive living options.
Primarily residential, Wilton is 26.8 square miles in area, has a population of 17,600 and is governed by an elected Board of Selectmen. Wilton has retained the traditional Town Meeting. Originally, a farming community, Wilton’s growth has been carefully zoned and monitored, protecting its air of quiet, traditional grace. A richly historic community, Wilton cherishes a small town ambiance. Charming New England town set in rolling, wooded hills, winding road, old stone walls and many streams and ponds.
Highly praised public school system is comprised of three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Wilton schools have received numerous national awards for excellence. The Wilton Heritage Museum provides glimpses of Early America and the Wilton Playshop provides the pleasures of Community Theater. Wilton’s Weir Farm is Connecticut’s only National Park. It has 57 acres of meadows and woods.
A variety of seasonal programs for all ages are offered through the Wilton Family Y and the Wilton Parks and Recreation Department. Ongoing programs include; floor hockey; basketball; ballet; golf; horseback riding; basketball; racket ball; and swimming. Wilton is also home to the Woodcock nature Center which olds summer camps and special programs. Merwin Meadows, in the heart of Wilton, features a swimming pond, picnic and playground areas. Private clubs include Four Seasons Racquet Club, Rolling Hills Country Club, the Lake Club, and the Wilton Riding Club.