Westport, Connecticut is a beautiful coastal town located approximately 47 miles north of New York City. Originally an artists’ colony, the town has held strong to its cultural roots while expanding into an affluent community that was named #5 in Money Magazine’s 2008 list of the 25 Top-Earning Towns. With a population of approximately 26,592 people, Westport’s small-town atmosphere provides residents with a quaint haven away from the bustle of larger cities. Of course its proximity to New York City means you’re still only an hour away from enjoying the big-city benefits, too.
Weston, Connecticut is a small rural residential community with a population of 10,037. Nearly one-quarter of its 20.7 square miles is devoted to open space, a fact that exemplifies the town’s views on conservation. The well-funded public school system and outstanding educational staff account for academic institutions of the finest caliber. And between the Recreation Department and the Weston Commission for the Arts, residents have access to a variety of recreational programs, cultural events, and art exhibitions. Most importantly though is that Weston is a town of friends and neighbors, which can be experienced first-hand at one of its many volunteer-drive organizations.