10 Reasons to Love Farmington

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Number One: Farmington is home to our publisher, Angelina Capalbo – without her, no Momford County! Just joking, I am definitely not as cool as the WestFarms Mall, which despite claims it’s in West Hartford, I have verified with Farmington Town Hall that 3/4 of the Mall sits in Farmington. Macy’s (located in the Westfarms Mall) the fifth largest employer in Farmington – along with UConn Health Center, ConnectiCare, TRUMPF and United Technologies. Speaking of shopping, we also have some shopping gems here: the Design Forum, Green Trails Market – an all organic market for dog food, Vivid Hue, Happiest and several others. But back to the beginning, if you live in Farmington (or Unionville) and want to show some support for our publisher and resident, sign up to receive our emails. 

Number Two: Farmington has amazing trails. It has a National Scenic Trail, two trails on the Farmington Valley Greenway, eight historic trails connecting to at least five eras, several handicapped trails to fishing piers, and a number of short hikes through Farmington’s forests and of course, the Freedom Trail – where 10 properties are also listed as historical landmarks and lastly, six historic walks through Unionville and Farmington – Shade Swamp Sanctuary (I hear) is also a site not to miss.

Number Three: No reason to go to West Hartford with restaurants like CURETap RockButcher and BakersApricot’sand George’s – all with outdoor seatingOlive Bar, 4 Eat and DrinkWooden Tap, and we also have a nightclub and a gorgeous banquet facility, the Farmington Gardensand Farmington Polo Club which is also home to the Farmington Polo Grounds – which hosts the annual Dream Ride event. They say Polo is making a comeback along with disc sports. And for the kids, several awesome pizza joints in town, NaplesArtistica, Joey Garlic’s and George’s. For tea drinkers, we have Culteavo – they also have a seasonal location at the Hill-Stead! Carol’s Lunch Box claims to have the best local hot dogs too!

Number Four: State of the art sports facility training center, Farmington Sports Arenaand Tunxis Meade Park. 

Number Five: Farmington has a community garden plotand several farms; including Hein Farmand Sub Edge Farm, as well as Jillybeans Farmstand and Krell Farms.

Number Six: Two miniature golf courses; one in Farmington and one in Unionville – the later one also offers free bike rentals, golf courses (Westwoods, Farmington Woodsand Tunxis), an art bar(check out our experience) an Escape Room and a year-round nature center and lake, Winding Trails.

Number Seven: Lots of gyms and fitness centers including a 24/7 gym, Malibu Fitness, LA Fitness, Amped, Valley Fitness, kickboxing and Crossfit as well as a personal trainer and an athletic club. Pilates: The Posture Bar, SOMA Movement Studio. Yoga: Bikram Yoga, SOMA Movement Studio and ZEN Yoga Barre.

Number Eight: Education – Home to the Village Nursery School, a Montessori School (1 – 6 years of age), Miss. Porter’s (high school), Connecticut School of BroadcastingandTunxis Community College(a two-year college) as well as UConn’s School of Medicine and Dentistry– and UConn Health Center and in general easy access to a multitude of medical care providers across the spectrum. 

Number Nine: Clubs and Organizations – Farmington Field Club – we are members – click here to learn more according to us, Farmington Country Club – which has a reciprocal membership partnership with Farmington Field Club (FFC), the Farmington ClubFarmington Farms, the Exchange Club of Farmington, the Rotary Club of Farmingtonand the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.

Number Ten: Libraries, a historical society and museums (Hill-SteadStanley-WhitmanUnionville).