Welcome to Wilton
A quaint New England town nestled in the Norwalk River Valley convenient to points both North and South
Wilton is a suburban residential community in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It is known for its numerous historic 18th and19th century homes and varied architectural styles throughout the town. Most residential properties are zoned for 2-acres which makes for a more rural feel. In recent years, the town has experienced steady growth and town officials have made a conscious effort to preserve the town’s character and enhance the quality of life for residents.
Some of the area’s most notable attractions include Weir Farm, Connecticut’s only National Park which was once the summer home and studio of prominent American impressionist J. Alden Weir. People come to enjoy this beautiful site and hike the many trails nearby.
Other notable places include the Old Town Hall and Wilton Public Library, which is one of the most prominent libraries in Fairfield County. The area is also home to the Wilton Playshop, a small local theater that hosts plays, musicals, and other performances year-round.
The main street in Wilton has small shops, restaurants, and some boutiques. Wilton is known for its highly-rated public school system. It has two train stations with easy access to Norwalk, Stamford and New York City. The Route 7 Connector links Wilton drivers to both the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95.
What to Love
- Proximity to New York and New Haven
- Quaint downtown with walkable shops and restaurants
- Quality private and public schools
- Peaceful, small-town community with friendly locals
A small town, Wilton has a strong sense of community known for its beautiful scenery and friendly residents. Families know one another and interact through school and local activities. As a new resident, you will feel welcome in Wilton.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The picturesque small town is home to charming shopping and dining. The town center is a pedestrian-friendly area with a variety of shops and restaurants, making it a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. Try Rise Doughnut, a gourmet bakery in a restored building that serves a variety of delicious doughnuts and hot beverages.
Village Market is a favorite local grocery store with a soup and salad bar, fresh produce, gorgeous floral arrangements, and more. Bianco Rosso Wine Bar & Restaurant is a sophisticated eatery with outdoor dining that serves Italian cuisine and wine. Enjoy delicious pizza at Parlor Pizza, a local favorite owned and operated by a family in town. Scoops Ice Cream & Candy Shop is a local favorite serving many different ice cream flavors, cupcakes, candies, gummies, and more.
Snappy Gator is an upscale trendy fashion and accessory boutique with a range of women’s clothing items. B Chic is a women's clothing boutique specializing in premium denim and designer brands.
Things to Do
Merwin Meadows Park is an in-town park with a swimming pond, beach, picnic areas, playground, restrooms, and sports fields. Wilton hosts a weekly Farmers’ Market in the Wilton Center at the Town Green that features local produce, fresh baked goods, local cuisine, and vendors. The annual Pumpkin Parade is held on Halloween day at the Wilton Center and features trick-or-treat stations, vendors, and family events. The Wilton Historical Society is a museum and educational center that features programs for children and adults, and hosts special collections and events.
Wilton Public Schools strive to inspire and prepare preschool through high school students to be lifelong learners and independent community members. The district has rigorous academic and award-winning extracurricular programs like fine arts and sports. Its schools are top-rated in the state and focus on maximizing innovative learning opportunities.