Beautifully scenic Weston is one of the most affluent towns in the country and bordered by Westport, Easton, Fairfield, Redding and Wilton. Neighborhoods in town include Lyons Plains, Weston Center, Aspetuck, and Georgetown, which is on the Redding line.
There is a two acre lot minimum on residential property, no condominiums in town, and there is little commercial development, aside from a few stores in the center of town. Known and respected for its conservation restrictions, Weston's land area is approximately 19.8 Square miles with almost 25 percent devoted to open space. Devil’s Den is embraced by hikers and naturalists as a sprawling 1,720-acre preserve.
The well protected 5,000 acre Saugatuck Reservoir holds approximately 12 billion gallons of water and is the compilation of land purchased by the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company in the 1920's for that purpose. The first settlers from England arrived in the early 18th century, and were mostly farmers, their main crops were apples, onions and potatoes. By the mid 1850's, there were plenty of factories in town, as well as Grist, cider, lumber, and fulling mills. The only factory left in town by 1900 was the Bradley Edge Tool Company which unfortunately burned to the ground in 1911.
These settlers were also responsible for many of the 50 or so dams in Weston, which were used to mill grain and lumber. The waterfall from one cascades down the West Branch of the Saugatuck River, another waterfall on a stony slope at the corner of Weston and River Roads. and a third, resembling a veil, can be seen along Old Redding Road.
Unlike many communities in Fairfield County, Weston lacks a central town green, as its first European residents, who came from nearby Fairfield, generally lived on scattered farms. You won't find a quaint village shopping district- instead, a you'll see a handful of basic businesses — a hardware store, dry cleaners and Peter’s Market, with a nice selection of meats and fish — that are clustered in a compact red-brick plaza on Weston Road.
The Weston Historical Society is an active one, and the town maintains three historic districts; The Bradley Edge Tool Company Historic District, The Kettle Creek Historic District and the Norfield Historic District. Collected data suggests that this town had the highest median income in all of Fairfield County in 2008.
Westonites and nearby residents alike look forward to the Hurlbutt Elementary School PTO Memorial Day Weekend Fair, the Weston Volunteer Fire Department's Memorial Day Parade, and The Grange Fair at harvest The Katherine Ordway Preserve has nearly 62 acres and an arboretum, and the 645 acres (16 preserves) of Aspetuck Land Trust are spread out enough over town that trails are easily accessible to just about every neighborhood. Other recreational facilities include the 53 acre Bisceglie-Scribner Park which has baseball fields, a jogging trail, the Kiwanis Fitness Trail, picnic facilities and a swimming pond and runs along the Saugatuck River. Morehouse Farm Park has 8 ball fields, 6 acres along the Saugatuck River at Keene Park, and open land around the Saugatuck Reservoir.
Approximately 20 percent of town residents work in Manhattan because the commute is minimal for the privacy and tranquility that this town provides. Actors, artists and writers from New York recognized this as early as the 1930's and many chose Weston to be their home, including Robert Redford, Christopher Plummer, Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Richards, Bette Davis, Jose Feliciano and Eartha Kitt.