The Town of West Hartford encompass 22.2 square miles, with a population approximately 62,000. The town operates under a Council Manager form of goverment. The Council acts as the elected policy board and the town manager serves as the chief executive officer responsible for carrying out the policies of the council. The town council members are volunteers. West Hartford has 11 elementary schools three middle and two high schools. West Hartford has many shopping areas, West Hartford Center, has beautiful boutique type shops, restaurants from the simple hamburger to sushi and everything in between! You name it. Within walking distance is Blue Back Square, a newer 20 acre area developement with a Movie Theater, leading national chain stores such as Crate and Barrel, and a variety of restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory, SteakHouse, bars featureing beers from around the world. Within this area you will find luxury condominiums, a Fitness Center, offices and convenient parking. Westfarms Mall which is near the major highway (84) has Nordstroms, J.C. Pennys and over 100 small speciality shops. Near by is Corbin Corners offering national stores like Sears, Pier1 and Olive Garden restaurant and more. The New Park Avenue area on the south end has all you need for Home improvement, Home Depot, major furniture stores and more small eateries. Elmwood Center has many shops and restaurants, Walgreens plus affordable and luxury condominiums, easy walking neigherborhood and very self contained. Bishops Corner in the northern part of town has a Whole Foods, Marshall's, Staples, Panera and a Supermarket, all within walking distance of a neighborhood. Although West Hartford has several parks plus two golf courses ,the ultimate treat is the Reservoir, miles of hiking trails, and bike paths...a runner and dog walkers haven!
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