According to City-Data, Newington, Conn., is home to about 30,000 people. Located just an eight mile drive from Hartford, this desirable suburb boasts small-town charm, a friendly population and historic New England architecture. Winding residential Newington roads are lined with mature trees, while the city's many attractions and historic downtown area are lined with charming buildings, homes, and shops. Those searching for Newington apartments for rent will be delighted to discover this quaint and convenient town.
Until 1871, Newington was part of the town of Wethersfield. Originally the area's name changed from Pipestave Swamp to Cow Plain, and later to West Farms. Today, remnants of colonial settlements continue to give Newington a sense of charm. Finally, in 1721 its community of farmers bound together to create the town of Newington.
Today, Newington is a place where tradition and innovation come together. The area's excellent public school system consists of four elementary schools, two middle school and a high school; and two private schools - Saint Mary's School and Emmanuel Christian Academy - add to the town's many educational options. Indeed, Newington is a fantastic place for families: According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 22 percent of residents are younger than 18, and more than 88 percent of residents have graduated high school, which leads to a largely educated population.
Many of Newington's local attractions are centered around the town's historic culture. The Kelsey House, which is located on the town's attractive Main Street, was once the home of a prosperous agricultural family. Build in 1799, the house has stood at its present location for more than 30 years after being moved by the Newington Historical Society in 1979. Those searching for apartments in Newington will also want to check out the Kellogg-Eddy House and Museum, another local favorite.
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