FarmingtonCT : Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in FarmingtonCT

Farmington is a beautiful small town along the Farmington River, southwest of Hartford. It has both a strong commercial base and vital downtown. Retirement in Farmington has the advantage of being near Hartford but not in it, as well as being close to the beautiful northern Connecticut landscape. Watch this short Youtube video prepared by TourofConnecticut:

Where to Retire in FarmingtonCT and Home Prices

Many active adult communities are in the area. In early 2019, Zillow reports the median selling price to be $272,200 in Farmington, CT

What Is Special about FarmingtonCT

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 FarmingtonCT

Traffic through the main part of town can be heavy.

Who Will Like Retirement in FarmingtonCT

Retirees who want small town living, yet close to a cultural center, airport and health care, which Hartford offers and is just a few miles away.

Local Economy Is Driven by

The University of Connecticut Medical School and Hospital is in Farmington and a major employer. There are a number of manufacturing firms such as Mallory Cams in Farmington.

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.

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What people are saying about FarmingtonCT

Farmington could be the perfect northern retirement spot for those who winter in the warm South. The medical care in the area may be second to none, with three major hospitals within 20 minutes of Farmington and loads of specialist doctors nearby. I had open heart surgery at UCONN Medical Center, and although it is rated locally as #3 of the Hartford area hospitals, my care was exceptional. Lots of things to do in summer, especially if you are a baseball fan; the Hartford Yard Goats minor league team has brought excitement � and a new stadium � to the city, and there are plenty of public and private golf courses in the area, raesonably priced. One, Farmington Woods, is in a retiree community comprising both condos and single family dwellings. It is a mere 1/2 mile as the crow flies from my home in Avon, CT. Posted by hotcguy on March 26, 2018
Posted by admin on May 31, 2019

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