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Size: 27.41 Square Miles
Mill rate: 20.1555
Train Stations: 1
Public Schools: 3 Elementary, 1 Middle, 1 High School
Private Schools: 3 Elementary, 3 Middle Schools
With 18,000 residents spread over 27 square miles, Wilton is a bucolic haven with easy access to Manhattan. Wide open spaces evoke its 1726 origins as colonial farmland but today’s residents are much more likely to be carrying a Starbucks cup or a lacrosse stick than a garden hoe. Wilton welcomes larger resident-friendly industry such as the Melissa and Doug Toy Company and the Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, as well as smaller grass roots companies -- however, new industry will never rob Wilton of its New England charm!
At the heart of Wilton is its town center, where residents take full-advantage of the area’s many boutique shops and on trend restaurants while enjoying Wilton’s historic monuments and buildings dating back to the 18th century. A hot spot for almost as long is the Village Market, which has for the last 75 years, been the “come in - have a cup of coffee - greet your neighbor - shop - and get help out to your car kind of store.”
The scenic Ridgefield Road offers a look at many historic homes, places, and sights. 1000 specially preserved acres have been designated for recreation : winding back roads with trees, streams, ponds, woods, and rolling hills - all part of the Wilton's beauty and which afford privacy as well as a pastoral setting.
Wilton is the home to 5 award-winning public schools ranging from Pre-K to high school, and is one of the only towns in the country that offers studies in Classical Greek. Athletics are in the same category, resulting in a host of Fairfield County Interscholastic Conferences titles and state titles, both on a team and individual player basis.
The Wilton Playhouse and The Walton Singers are examples of the “arts extracurriculars” available in Wilton – with the latter offering scholarships to graduating high school students who wish to pursue musical studies in college.
Annual traditions, favorites for residents and visitors alike, include Minks to Sinks, a bi-yearly flea market whose proceeds go to the Family & Children's Agency; Ambler Farm Day, with hayrides and scarecrow making; and the Cannon Grange Fair, a summer festival featuring friendly competition featuring judged exhibits of baked goods, flowers, vegetables and fruits, as well as arts and crafts.
If you like a little bit of nature and history mixed with community, culture, history, strong academics, spirited school sports and fun, tuckeduick commute to New York CityWilton may be the perfect place to call home!