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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Farmington, Connecticut

Living in Farmington has the advantage of being near Hartford but not in it. Another plus is its closeness to the beautiful northern Connecticut landscape. Farmington is a beautiful small town along the Farmington River, southwest of Hartford.  It has both a strong commercial base and vital downtown.

Where to Retire in Farmington and Home Prices

Many active adult communities are in the area.
In early 2018, Zillow reports the median home value to be $283,800 in Farmington, CT

What is special about Farmington

Farmington's Public Library is one of the newest and best in Connecticut. It is a beautiful town with some extremely graceful homes. Miss Porters is one of the most prestigious prep schools for girls in New England. Crime is low.

What is not special about Farmington

Traffic through the main part of town can be heavy.

Climate and Physical Environment

Farmington is located southwest of Hartford and north of New Haven. The average July high temperature is 83 and the average January low is 14. The wettest month is september (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Farmington Library is one of the best in the country for a town of this size.  The culture of New Haven and Hartford is just a  short drive away.


Crime in Farmington is about half the national average.

Medical facilities

The University of Connecticut Medical School Hospital.


Bradley International Airport is approximately 20 miles away; Amtrak is 10 miles away in Hartford; Farmington is not a walkable community.

Valuable Links

Farmington on Wikipedia

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