Newington : Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in Newington

Newington is a suburban town near Hartford, the state capital.  The country west and north of town grows quite rural and quaint.  Because the area is not as crowded as nearby Hartford or New Haven, its lower prices and lower key lifestyle has made it a popular place for active adults looking to retire. Picture of Main St., Newington, CT courtesy of Wikipedia and John Phelan; picture of Willard Homestead courtesy of Wikipedia and Sage Ross, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Newington and Home Prices

There are active adults in Newington (see link at top left).
According Zillow, the median home value in early 2020 was $224,391.


What Is Special about Newington

Mill Pond Falls is a 16-foot high falls that is in central Newington. It is said to be the smallest natural waterfall in the country. It has a walking path and park is popular with local residents as a place to walk dogs, ice skate, jog, etc.  The area has good shopping and is convenient to Hartford's cultural venues like the Bushnell and the Civic Center.

What Is Not Special about Newington

Connecticut is an expensive state to live in.

Who Will Like Retirement in Newington

Retirees who want a small town yet close to Hartford and all it has to offer; those who want to experience all four seasons.


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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

Newington has a good public library; each fall there is the Waterfall Festival held at Mill Pond Farm.



Crime in Newington is a little over half the national average.

Medical Facilities

Cedarcrest Regional Hospital. Other hospitals are nearby in New Britain.


Hartford's Bradley International Airport is about 20 Miles away; Amtrak services Berlin, CT about 7 miles away; Newington is not considered to be a walkable community.


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Town of Newington

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