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West Hartford is located in central Connecticut adjacent to and west of the City of Hartford, the state capital. Immediate neighboring towns are Bloomfield, Newington, Farmington and Avon.

The Town encompasses 22.2 square miles (14,080 acres) and has a population of 63,268 (2010 Census). West Hartford is a residential suburb of the Hartford metropolitan area. There are 205 miles of accepted streets and 245 miles of sidewalks in town. The highest point in town is 778 feet above sea level on Talcott (Avon) Mountain. Altitude at Town Hall is 120 feet.

The town has operated under a Council-Manager form of government since 1919. West Hartford was the first towns in the state and one of the first in the country to adopt this form of government where the council acts as the elected policy board and the town manager serves as the chief executive officer responsible for carrying out the policies of the council. All town council members are volunteers and do not get paid for this service to their community.

The West Hartford Public School district has 11 elementary, three middle, and two high schools. In addition there are ten private and parochial schools, including elementary through high schools. Our higher learning centers include the University of Hartford andThe University of Saint Joseph.

West Hartford has wonderful public recreation (Leisure Services) areas including two municipal golf courses, Rockledge Golf Club (18 holes) and Buena Vista Golf Course (9 holes); indoor Veterans Memorial Skating Rink; two indoor pools at Cornerstone Aquatics Center, and four outdoor pools at Fernridge, Beachland, Eisenhower and Kennedy parks; six public parks, the three mentioned and Wolcott Park. As well as Westmoor Park, an educational environmental demonstration farm. There are two active senior centers, Elmwood Senior Center and West Hartford Senior Center.

There are 3 public libraries. The Noah Webster Library (Main Library), Julia Faxon Branch, and Bishop's Corner Branch.

The town offers weekly refuse and recycling collection services and special collections throughout the year.

West Hartford has 32 places to worship: 7 Catholic, 9 Jewish, and 16 Protestant.

There are five ZIP codes: 06107 (generally, Center area and west of Trout Brook Drive); 06110 (generally, Elmwood area, southeast and southwest quadrants of town); 06117 (generally, Bishops Corner area, northeast and northwest quadrants of town); 06119 (generally, easterly and central area from Trout Brook east to Prospect Avenue.)

While there are no hospitals in West Hartford there are three medical centers in the adjoining towns. St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center and Hartford Hospital are located in Hartford, CT and the University of Connecticut Health Center is located in Farmington.