Welcome to Wilton
Deep in the heart of Fairfield County is the hidden historic gem of Wilton, a charming, residential suburban sprawl known for its love of sports and natural beauty. Continuously ranked as one of the top places to live in the country, the treasured town of Wilton offers residents a convenient location, a bustling village center and top-rated schools. It is easy to commute from Wilton to some of the biggest employment centers in the state, but there are also plenty of career opportunities for residents who prefer to work and reside in the same town. Wilton is home to Melissa & Doug, Blue Buffalo and Breitling USA along with other high profile and notable companies.
What to Love
- Lots of outdoor recreational spots
- Wilton Outdoor Sports Center
- Picturesque neighborhoods
- Nationally recognized public schools
- Peaceful suburban community
- Close knit community
People & Lifestyle
Thanks to its diverse housing options, spacious lots, and top-rated public school system, Wilton has become one of the ultimate places to raise a family. Ranging from big to small, families in Wilton come in all shapes and sizes.
Its colonial and agrarian farming roots have promoted open plots of land, attracting wealthy landowners who have built pastoral estates and multi-leveled homes. The historic architecture is a big selling point for those who like to pay homage to the town’s origins. Dozens of notable actors, journalists, musicians, photographers, and more got their start in Wilton.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Parlor Pizza & Bar is where everyone in Wilton goes to get Italian food—especially their classic Neapolitan pizzas, which go great with a frothy beer.
The Schoolhouse at Cannondale is perfect for upscale dining and comes with a historic background since the restaurant was built in what used to be a one-room schoolhouse nestled along the Norwalk River.
Of course, one of the best times to sample new restaurants in Wilton is during the Annual Restaurant Week. Restaurants across town offer special menus and discounts to attract new customers. It is recommended you book reservations ahead of time because spots fill up fast!
For something sweet, especially for your children, there’s no better spot than The Painted Cookie, which is dedicated to maintaining a completely nut-free and allergen-free bakery. Depending on your dietary needs, they serve gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free goods for every occasion.
Residents enjoy grocery shopping at The Wilton Market, a nice place to have coffee and take your time meandering through the store while searching for exactly what you need. They also take orders over the phone and have a deli inside.
Additional shopping for clothes, toys, furniture, and much more can be done at Minks to Sinks, a massive annual rummage sale generally hosted by the Wilton YMCA. It is considered the “town’s biggest treasure hunt.”
Things to Do
Wilton Outdoor Sports Center was founded years ago by John and Sidney Maxwell. Originally named The Ski Hut, the Maxwells made it their mission to find a way to share their passion for skiing with the Wilton community.
The company is 100% family-owned and the majority of staff members have been around for a decade or more. Some customers have even remained loyal since their “Ski Hut” days. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to ski or snowboard, the sports center is the place to go. They also sell equipment for everything from kayaking to camping.
For youth groups, the Trackside Teen Center promotes age-appropriate development for teens and adolescents in Wilton. There are lots of activities to do here, from afterschool programs to weekend events.
Families also enjoy getting memberships to the Wilton Riverbrook YMCA to use their many state-of-the-art facilities.
The Norwalk River Valley Trail is a project that’s hoping to build at least 30 miles of trail. It’s currently 10-feet wide and handicap-accessible, creating numerous recreation opportunities for hikers, cyclists, walkers, and more. It’s a great way to get around town on nice days without relying on cars or other transportation methods.
Need a place to take the kids on the weekend? Ambler Farm hopes to enrich the Wilton community by celebrating the town’s agrarian roots and creating active learning programs that promote conservation and sustainable agricultural practices. They also sponsor events, summer camps, birthday parties, field trips, and themed workshops.
During December, Wilton sponsors the annual Holiday Stroll. Meet Santa Claus as he is escorted by the fire department, and don’t miss out on fun activities such as marshmallow roasts and holiday book sales along the way!
Wilton High School is one of Connecticut’s best schools, with excellent testing scores in both math and reading. Actor Paul Dano, award-winning journalist Buffy Neuffler, and composer Daniel Kellogg are among the school’s most notable alumni.
- Wilton High School
- Middlebrook School (Grades 6-8)
- Cider Mill (Grades 3-5)
- Miller-Driscoll (Grades PreK-2)