Wallingford CT

Wallingford lies nestled among the hills of the Quinnipiac River Valley. Its first settlers were 38 planters and their families, who arrived in 1670. The land proved to be productive for farming and orchards. Later, Wallingford flourished as a center for silver hollowware and flatware manufacturing.

Today, Wallingford still offers a beautiful rolling countryside with both farmland and thriving industry.

The town’s historic center is tree-lined and charming, and in addition to lovely old homes, contains several shops and restaurants. Choate Rosemary Hall’s famous Paul Mellon Arts Center — with its ever-changing exhibits and performing arts program — is just a short walk from North Main Street, and the nearby Chevrolet Theater is a major venue for nationally known performers. Wallingford Center, Inc., hosts two well-attended annual events: the “Taste of Wallingford” in October and a “Season of Celebrations” with horse and carriage rides in early December.

Ideally situated in the Hartford-New Haven corridor, Wallingford is traversed by U.S. Highway Route 5, Interstate 91, State Highways Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway), Route 68, Route 71 and Route 150. There’s an Amtrak station right in town and air service is available at Tweed New Haven Airport about thirteen miles away or at Bradley International Airport which is approximately 40 miles north.

Wallingford has diversified its commercial and industrial base over the past decade and is now home to a large variety of industries and major corporations including medical, health care, service, hi-tech specialty metal manufacturing and research development, which keeps taxes reasonable. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the Town’s largest taxpayer, has a research and development facility in Wallingford’s MedWay Industrial Park. Wallingford's municipally owned electric company consistently maintains one of the lowest electric rates in New England. In fact, Wallingford’s utility rates are almost fifty percent lower than surrounding towns.

Wallingford has a highly rated educational system that includes eight elementary, two middle and two high schools.



We’re done with fixing and renovating.
New construction made sense from a practical
standpoint. We have a beautiful new home,
which was move-in ready, for what it would
have cost us to buy an older home and fix it
up the way we wanted it. We love it here.
The views are spectacular and the people
are so friendly.

Paula