Farmington, Conn., located just 10 miles southwest of Hartford, is a progressive city with a historic past. Known for its high quality of life, Farmington is a family-friendly and affluent city that has seen a steady increase in population throughout the last two decades. With a median household income that is significantly higher than the state of Connecticut's, it comes as no surprise that Farmington is one of the most sought-after communities in the Hartford area. Those searching for Farmington apartments for rent will find the town to be an ideal location for accomplishing their personal goals, whether those include raising a family, furthering a career, or settling down for retirement.
Farmington was incorporated in 1645 and was originally known as the "Mother Town" of the surrounding region. Because of its location along the Farmington River, the town has always enjoyed a prime location for growth and development. Today, Farmington serves as a suburban community for the Hartford metropolitan area. According to City-Data, the mean travel time to work for Farmington residents is about 23 minutes.
Although it is a truly historic town, Farmington is also a municipality of the future. The city's green practices encourage residents to be aware of their personal consumption and pollution. From the town's green "Idea of the Month," to its stake in the Connecticut Green Energy fund, Farmington supports a healthy balance between nature and urban living.
Many of Farmington's attractions are rooted in its sense of the past. The Old Stone Schoolhouse, which served as a local learning center between 1790 and 1872, is open to the public for tours and visits. The 200-year-old Barney Library and the Hill-Stead Museum also offer glimpses into Farmington's past.
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