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About Farmington

The Town of Farmington was incorporated in 1645. Known as the "Mother Town", Farmington was partitioned into the towns of Avon, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Berlin, Southington, and Burlington. This history is reflected in the Town Seal. Today, Farmington comprises 28.7 square miles along the Farmington River.

Farmington, CT is a residential suburb in the Hartford Metropolitan area that has retained its distinctive character through maintenance of its historic district and careful land use planning for the future. From the Farmington Valley Greenway where you can walk or bike the scenic trails, to first class art at the Hill-Stead Museum, there are numerous activities for both residents and visitors to Farmington.


Population
2010 - 25,262
Median Household income
2010 - $90,456

Mill Rate
2011 – 21.27

Town of Farmington Website

http://www.farmington-ct.org/

For a detailed statistics on Farmington, CT including demographics, economics, education, government, housing, real estate, labor force and quality of life, please click on the below link:

Detailed Town Info


Public Schools

West District Elementary
114 West District Road
Unionville, CT 06085
860-673-2579

Grades: K thru 4th

Union Elementary
173 School Street
Unionville, CT 06085
860-673-8268
Grade: K – 4th

East Farms Elementary
25 Wolf Pit road
Farmington, CT 06032
860-674-9519
Grade: K - 4th

Noah Wallace Elementary
2 School Street
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-1659
Grade: K - 4th

Link to Farmington Schools

Farmington School District

Westwoods Upper Elementary
50 Judson Lane
Farmington, CT 06032
860-284-1230
Grade: 5th & 6th

Irving Robbins Middle School
20 Wolf Pit Road
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-2683

Grade: 7th & 8th

 

Farmington high School
10 Monteith Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
860-673-2514

Grade: 9 - 12


Private Schools

Avon Old Farms School
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
860-404-4100
All Boys – Grades: 7th - 12th
http://www.avonoldfarms.com/

Miss Porter's School
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
860-409-3500
All Girls - Grades 9 - 12
http://www.missporters.org/default.aspx

The Ethel Walker School
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-658-4467
All Girls - Grades 6 to 12
http://www.ethelwalker.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1

Renbrook School
2865 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
860-236-1661
Coed - 3 years old to grade 9
http://www.renbrook.org/

Kingswood-Oxford
170 Kingswood Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
860-233-9631
Coed - Grades 6 - 12
http://www.kingswood-oxford.org/

Choate
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
203-697-2000
Coed - Grades 9 - 12
http://www.choate.edu/

Loomis Chaffee
4 Batchelder Road
Windsor, CT 06095
860-687-6000
Coed - Grades 9 - 12
http://www.loomischaffee.org/

 

 

 

 


Things to Do

The Governor's Horse Guards
232 West Avon Rd. (Rte. 176)
860- 673-3525
First Company Governor's Horse Guards is the oldest continuously active mounted cavalry unit in the United States. Troop drills every Thursday night are open to the public. Founded in 1788 by Hartford veterans of the Revolutionary War. Come by and see the beautiful horses.
http://ctfirsthorse.org/

Farmington Valley Arts Center
25 Arts Center Lane
Avon, CT 06001
860-678-1867
The Farmington Valley Arts Center (FVAC) has the arts spectrum covered. Whether you want to discover and nurture your own creativity and artistic abilities, visit with one or more of the 25 resident studio artists who create and sell their works on-site or browse and shop in the Arts Center's two galleries, you are invited to connect to this creative community that has evolved into one of the region's most innovative centers for artistic exploration.
http://www.artsfvac.org

Farmington River tubing
92 Main Street
New Hartford, CT 06057
860-693-6465
Farmington River Tubing will put you and your friends in their specially designed river tubes for a 2.5 mile ride down the wild and scenic Farmington River. Traveling over three sets of rapids, you'll experience a thrill as you splash through the white water.
http://farmingtonrivertubing.com/index.php

Ski Sundown
Ratlum Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
860-379-9851
Great family ski resort offering steeps, terrain park and night skiing.
http://www.skisundown.com

Heublein Tower / Talcott Mountain State Park
Route 185 (diagonally opposite Penwood State Park)
860-677-0662
The 165 foot tall tower is the Farmington Valley’s most visible landmark. Heublein tower is part of Talcott Mountain State Park and features hiking trails with incredible views and Tower tours.
http://www.friendsofheubleintower.org

CT Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
860-SCIENCE
150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens and adults. Every part of science will be at a visitor's fingertips, from Physics to Forensics, Geology to Astronomy.
http://www.ctsciencecenter.org


Golf Courses

Golf Club of Avon - Private
160 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001
860-673-3216
http://www.golfclubofavon.com

Blue fox Run - Public
65 Nod Road
Avon, CT 06001
860-678-1679
http://www.bluefoxent.com/default.aspx

Farmington Woods - Public
43 Heritage Drive
Avon, CT 06001
860-673-0062
http://www.golfclubofavon.com

Tunxis Plantation – Public
87 Town Farm Road
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-1367
http://www.tunxisgolf.com

Farmington Country Club - Private
806 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-1683
http://www.farmingtoncountryclub.com

Tower Ridge Country Club - Public
140 Nod Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-658-9767
http://www.towerridgecc.com

Hop Meadow Country Club - Private
85 Firetown Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-651-0686
http://www.hopmeadowcc.net

Gillette Ridge – Public
1360 Hall Blvd
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-726-1430
http://gilletteridgegolf.com

Wintonbury Hills - Public
206 Terry Plains Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-242-1401
http://www.wintonburyhills.com

Wampanoag - Private
60 Wampanoag Road
West Hartford, CT 06117
860-236-1691
http://www.wampanoagcc.com

Simsbury Farms - Public
100 Old Farms Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-658-6246
http://www.simsburyfarms.com


Fairview Farms - Public
300 Hill Road Road
Harwinton, CT 06791
860-689-1000
http://www.fairviewfarmgolfcourse.com


Restaurants

 

American

Abigail's Grille and Wine Bar
4 Hartford Road
Weatogue (Simsbury), CT 06089
(860) 264-1580
*This is historic New England dining with a twist! Upscale, creative American cuisine known for its excellent food and a haunted history. Great atmosphere for all.
http://www.abigailsgrill.com

Apricots
Farmington Avenue (Route 4)
Farmington, CT
860-673-5405
*Beautiful view of Farmington River. Casual dining in pub and upscale cuisine in main dining room. Reservations recommended.
http://apricotsrestaurant.com

Avon Old Farms Inn
Corner of Rt. 10 and Rt. 44
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-2818
*Traditional Fare with modern flare. Bountiful Sunday brunch.
http://avonoldfarmsinn.com/sitex

Cheesecake Factory
Blue Back Square
71 Isham Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107-2205
(860) 233-5588
*Huge menu with options for all. Located in Blue Back Square, a fun shopping and dining venue.
http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com

Evergreen's at the Simsbury Inn
397 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-5700
*Elegant atmosphere, sophisticated great food, very nice Sunday brunch.
http://www.simsburyinn.com/dining.html

Fabiola's
195 West Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 674-9113
*Small local joint with the best homemade salads, sandwiches, and soups every day.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
255 West Main Street (Rt. 44)
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 409-9100
*The Men of Avon crave these greasy delights that come with mounds of fresh-cut fries.
http://www.fiveguys.com/index.aspx

The Grist Mill
44 Mill Lane
Farmington, CT
(860) 676-8855
*Beautiful dining experience known for its ambiance, service, and great food and great views of Farmington River. Reservations recommended.
http://www.thegristmill.net

Plan B Tavern
4 Railroad Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 658-4477
*Voted Best New Restaurant by CT magazine, this burger bar has a cool and creative take on traditional bar food. Located in a former railroad car, Plan B offers up a huge menu with options for all tastes. Great place to take the kids.
http://www.planbburger.com/flash.html

Wood-n-Tap
1274 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT
(860) 773- 6736
*Fun, casual spot with great burgers, apps, and creative menu. A local favorite.
http://www.woodntap.com


Asian

The Green Papaya
160 Albany Avenue
Canton, CT
(860) 693-9322
Enjoy the essence of Thai food in a cozy atmosphere with friends and family at The Green Papaya. The menu offers a wide selection of tasty Thai and Laotian foods.
http://www.thegreenpapayarestaurant.com

Rice Fields Restaurant
Canton Village Shopping Plaza
Canton, CT
(860) 693-9696
Rice Fields offers delicious Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Creative, high quality sushi is assured. Owner Kei Lam is behind the sushi bar every night.
http://www.ricefields.net

Feng Asian Bistro
Farmington Valley Shoppes
110 Albany Tpke
Canton, CT
(860) 693-3364
Upscale atmosphere and great sushi and large hibachi dining room.
http://www.ginzacorp.com/fengcanton

Ichiro Hibachi
962 Farmington Ave # A
West Hartford, CT
(860) 967-0362
*Experience the fun as a Hibachi chef puts on a show for the entire table. Very good food with high quality sushi.

Meadow Asian Cuisine
532 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-9800
*Creative Asian cuisine that includes Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai dishes served in a comfortably cool setting.
http://www.meadowrestaurant.com/index.html

Toshi
136 Simsbury Rd. (Rt. 10)
Riverdale Farms, Bldg. #4
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-8242
*Consistently voted one of the top sushi restaurants in CT. Excellent service and the freshest seafood are the highlights.
http://www.toshirestaurant.com/index.php


Breakfast/Brunch

Avon Old Farms Inn
Corner of Rt. 10 and Rt. 44
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-2818
*Huge Sunday Brunch spread with more options than you can imagine. Come hungry. Reservations Recommended.
http://avonoldfarmsinn.com/sitex

Harvest Café and Bakery
1390 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 658-5000
*Come early because this local favorite gets packed quickly. A 15 minute drive is all it takes for the very best baked goods in CT, homemade corned beef hash, and creative breakfast dishes. Casual, fun, and family friendly, Harvest is worth the drive.
http://www.harvestcafebakery.com


French/Contemporary

Bosc Kitchen and Wine Bar
136 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 676-2672*
Creative cuisine at its best. Warm and cozy atmosphere with top-notch service. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about the wine list.
http://www.boscwinebar.com/main.htm

Metro Bis
928 Hopmeadow
Simsbury, CT
(860) 651-1908
*Delicious creative take on classic French cuisine. Wonderful wine list in this upscale, cozy bistro.
http://www.metrobis.com


Italian

Buon Appetito
50 Albany Tpke
Canton, CT 06019-2516
(860) 693-2211
*Fun spot in a small, lively atmosphere, with a one-man open-air kitchen. Make sure you call ahead for reservations as this is a small, casual, BYOB hangout. The BEST garlic bread you will ever have.

First and Last Tavern
26 West Main Street - Rt. 44
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 676-2000
*Family-friendly, serving great pizza, pastas, homemade soups, and more. Don't forget their dessert menu, full of some of the best homemade treats in town.
http://www.avonct.us/firstandlasttavern.htm

La Trattoria
Route 44
Canton, CT
(860) 673-5000
*One of our favorites! Family-owned and operated, this traditional Italian restaurant serves the best Caesar salad prepared tableside. Try the mouth-watering Steak Diane, also served tableside, but beware of the flames!

Max a Mia
70 East Main Street (Rt. 44)
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-6299
*The local favorite and consistently one of the best restaurants in the area. Delicious Italian fare perfect for a business lunch or dinner with the family. Reservations recommended for this very popular eatery.
http://www.maxrestaurantgroup.com/amia

Piccolo Arancio
819 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032-2347
(860) 674-1224
*Traditional upscale Italian cuisine with excellent service and emphasis on fresh ingredients. Reservations recommended.
http://www.piccoloarancio.com

 

Pizza

Harry's Pizza (West Hartford Center)
1003 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 231-7166
*This local pizzeria is a favorite for folks in the area. Thin crust, crispy, and authentic New-Haven style pizza is a must-have.
http://www.harryspizza.net

Luna Pizza (Simsbury/Avon)
530 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 651-1820
*Thin-crust pizza located right down the road in Simsbury Commons.

Luna Pizza (West Hartford Center)
999 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
Take Out: (860) 233-1625
Delivery: (860) 233-0326
*Traditional Neopolitan-style pizza with thin crispy crust. Enjoy a slice or a whole pie while comfortably sitting outside in West Hartford Center.
http://lunapizzact.com

Naples Pizza
838 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06032-2351
(860) 674-8876
*Located right by Miss Porter's school this is a favorite spot for locals. Large pies, family-friendly, and salads/sandwiches made-to-order.
http://www.naplespizzact.com

Da Capo
5 East Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-5599
Great Family restaurant. Owner Vyron makes all of us feel right at home. The pizza is incredible and the desserts are sinful!
www.dacaporestaurant.com

Flatbread Pizza
Farmington Valley Shoppes
110 Albany Ave
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-3314
Come in and renew your spirit. Relax and enjoy a natural pizza baked in a primitive wood fired oven. Experience a meal prepared with organic produce, free range chicken, and nitrate free meats.
http://www.flatbreadcompany.com


Steak and Seafood

Carmen Anthony's
51 East Main St. (Route 44)
Avon, CT 06001
860-677-7788
*Known for its fresh seafood and variety of steaks, this is a fun spot to take the family with outdoor seating options as well. Reservations Recommended.
http://www.carmenanthonyrestaurant.com/avon.html

Dakota Steakhouse
225 W. Main Street (Route 44)
Avon, CT 06001
860-677-4311
*Casual steakhouse featuring salad bar, huge Sunday Brunch, and fresh seafood.
http://www.steakseafood.com/ss/locations.shtml

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
44 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 676-9463
Part of Blue Back Square, this upscale steakhouse has one of the very best steaks in the area. Reservations recommended.
http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/ct/west-hartford

Max's Oyster Bar
964 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 236-6299
Part of the popular Max Restaurant Group, this locale offers the freshest seafood with a comfortably upscale vibe for the West Hartford crowd. Excellent service, delicious menu with much more than simply seafood. Reservations recommended.
http://www.maxrestaurantgroup.com/oyster


Lodging

Avon Old Farms Hotel
Route 10 and Route 44
Avon, CT 06001
860-677-1651
800-836-4000
http://www.avonoldfarmshotel.com

The Farmington Inn
827 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
860-677-2821
800-648-9804
http://www.farmingtoninn.com

The Hartford/Farmington Marriott
15 Farm Springs Road
Farmington, CT 06032
860-678-1000
800-228-9290
The Hartford/Farmington Marriott

Homewood Suites by Hilton
2 Farm Glen Blvd.
Farmington, CT 06032
860-321-0000
Homewood Suites by Hilton

Centennial Inn Suites
5 Spring Lane
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 677-4647
(800) 852-2052
http://www.centennialinn.com

The West Hartford Inn
900 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
860-236-3221
http://www.westhartfordinn.com

Sheraton at Bradley Airport
Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT
800-325-3535
Sheraton at Bradley Airport

Hyatt Summerfield Suites
Hartford North/Windsor
200 Corporate Drive
Windsor, CT 06095
Phone: 860 298 8000
Hyatt Summerfield Suites

Merrywood Bed & Breakfast
100 Hartford Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-651-1785

The Linden House
288 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06089
(860)408-1321

The Simsbury Inn
397 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-651-5700
800-634-2719
http://www.simsburyinn.com

Residence Inn by Marriott
55 Simsbury Rd
Avon, CT 06001
Phone: 860-678-1666
Residence Inn by Marriott

Steffen Reich
William Raveis Real Estate
Ph: 860-693-1522
200 W. Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
www.SteffenReich.com

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