Among the wealthiest communities in the United States is the town of Weston on the southwestern side of Connecticut. Incorporated in 1787, Weston has a population just shy of 10,400 residents. The Paugussetts and other groups once hunted here, and early European settlers did lumbering and charcoal production. Its name is believed to have been attributed to Weston-super-Mare, a small fishing village surrounded by countryside farmland in England. It was rated by Connecticut Magazine as the best place to live in Connecticut, crediting its affluence, low crime, great schools, big properties, and lots of open spaces. While 20% of its population commutes to New York City to work, 67.3% of the households here make more than $150,000.
Achieving a sense of sustainability, Weston is powered by the Aspetuck and Saugatuck Rivers. It was ranked by SafeWise as the safest town in Connecticut and the sixth safest town in the United States. Living here, as locals would say, is like a throwback to a more simple life. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, you would see residents taking a stroll along its scenic tree-lined streets to the farmer’s market for their weekly sustenance of fresh produce. Tom Cruise and Donna Summers were said to have lived here, and rumors of Johnny Depp’s alleged residency continue to spread all over the country.
Education in Weston is top-notch, with public schools located centrally in the heart of the town. In fact, Weston was awarded the gold medal for its high level of student performance. The ranking is based on the results of standardized tests and student participation in IB programs. Graduates from public schools in Weston continue to study in top universities, including Yale, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard.
Weston is also home to the largest tract of protected land and nature preserve in Fairfield County. Encompassing 1,800 acres of pristine land, the Lucius Pond Ordway, or Devil’s Den Preserve, serves as a valuable oasis for wildlife and a natural filter for those needing clean water. It’s a safe dwelling place for approximately 140 bird species and 500 kinds of trees and wildflowers.
Weston grabbed the country’s attention as it headlined the news for its symbolic win for nature and the environment. Hollywood star Paul Newman, together with environmental warriors and protectors, defended the now Trout Brook Valley Preserve. What was going to be a vast golf course and cluster of luxury condominiums now stands as a body of unspoiled nature with scenic vantage points and old apple and blueberry orchards. If you’re tired from work or stressed with everyday life, you can jump on a walk for hours without seeing civilization, stretching 14 miles of trails.
A beautiful place like Weston, Connecticut only deserves the ornamentation of equally elegant-looking houses. Ludlow Deck Builders advocates for this as we design and construct front porches and decks for your houses. You may also rely on us for repair and renovation works as this is also part of the services we offer. Being in this industry for many years, you can rest assured that we give our best in every project we take on. We promise nothing else but absolute precision and mastery in our craft. We live for building strong and classy front porches and decks, and we would be very pleased to build one for you.
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