Come See Why We Love West Hartford
Come See Why We Love West Hartford!
The Town of West Hartford prides itself on its overall attractiveness, customer service, citizen involvement, public safety and education, all characteristics that make our town a desirable place to live. West Hartford has become a destination for businesses and families because it is a full-service community in every sense, from its quality municipal services to its top-rated schools. West Hartford is bursting with pride and here are some reasons why!
We Rank High...
- #15 Best Place to Live
(Money Magazine, Sept. 2016)
- Top Ten Fittest Cities in the Nation
(American College of Sports Medicine, May 2016)
- #2 Safest Streets in the Nation
(Smart Growth America, April 2016)
- #5 City for a Healthy (and More Affordable) Retirement
(Bankers Life, August 2015)
- Top Thirty Best Town to Raise a Family (#1 in Conn.)
(Niche, May 2015)
- #1 Safest Place to Raise a Family
(WalletHub, April 2015)
- #1 Highest Average Tax Refund
(Debt.com, April 2015)
- Top Twenty Best Places to Start a Business
(NerdWallet, April 2015)
- #2 Most Affluent City in the World
(Brookings Institute, Jan 2015)
- Top Ten Healthiest Places
(NerdWallet, Jan. 2015)
- Top Ten Places in New England
(Movoto Real Estate, Sept. 2014)
- Top Fifty Best Places to Live
(Money Magazine, Sept. 2014)
- Top Ten Schools by Percentage of Jews, University of Hartford (Reform Judaism, Fall 2013)
- Top Ten Best Cities for Families
(Family Circle, August 2013)
- Top Ten Fastest Internet Cities
(Gizmodo, July 2011)
- Top Ten Jewish Cities
(The Daily Beast, December 2010)
- Top Ten Coolest Suburbs
(Travel+Leisure, August 2010)
- Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade
(Kiplinger, July 2010)
- Home of the #1 Best Public Indoor Family Aquatics Center
(Aquatics International, November/December 2005)
Read Hartford Magazine's Town Spotlight on West Hartford, One of America's 'Coolest' Suburbs
Visit the Town of West Hartford website to find out more!
We're Centrally Located...
It makes for some serious Yankees/Red Sox rivalries, but we somehow manage to all get along!
We offer a warm "small town" feel with all the amenities of a big city. West Hartford is a wonderful place to raise kids, with lots of parks and activities for families. We boast of the country's leading children's museums, a science museum, art museums, theaters, amusements parks, skiing, and more. We are home to fine universities and three major hospitals.
We've Got Job Opportunities...
People in our community are employed in a variety of fields, including accounting, business management, counseling, education, insurance, law, library science, medicine, nursing, real estate, social work, and many others.
The Greater Hartford Area features the following industries...
There are over 40 colleges and universities within Connecticut, many of which are within a 10 minute commute to West Hartford.
The Hartford region is known for Pharmaceutical, Engineering, and Insurance firms. There are also many small business opportunities in several beautiful town shopping areas.
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Our Exciting Jewish Community Has it All...
Two Orthodox Jewish Day Schools
The eruv is checked and maintained by The West Hartford Eruv Committee, an association comprised of clergy and laypeople.
Mikveh Bess Israel provides the Jewish community with a safe and sacred space for cleansing and purification.
Plenty of Kosher Food
The HKC adheres to the highest standards of Kashrut, and endeavors to abide by the standards of nationally respected organizations and agencies.
Plenty of Orthodox Synagogues
The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford keeps this directory of area synagogues on their website.
Shatnez Testers of America has a directory of recommended shatnez testing labs on their website, including one in Waterbury.
A Judaica Store
The Rivka Judaica Store sells everything Jewish, including ritual objects, books, music, software, art, and much more.
A Chevra Kadisha
The National Association. of Chevra Kadisha has a directory of Chevrot Kadisha on their website which includes info for The Chevre Kadisha of Hartford.
Social Service Agencies
A Jewish Newspaper
The Jewish Ledger is Connecticut's only weekly Jewish newspaper. It was founded in April 1929 by Samuel Neusner and Rabbi Abraham Feldman.
A Jewish Community Center
The JCC features a fitness center, an aquatics center, a physical therapy center, a theater, and an art gallery.
Community Members Explain Why They Love West Hartford
A radio interview with Nachum Segal during the 5th Annual Orthodox Union's Jewish Communities Home & Job Relocation Fair on April 26, 2015.
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A radio interview with Rabbi Tuvia Brander of the Young Israel of West Hartford on Jewish Moments in the Morning (JM in the AM) with Nachum Segal on October 15, 2015.
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Want More Information?
Please contact JewishWestHartford@gmail.com.