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Weston is a small town in Connecticut, about 45 miles from NYC. About 20% of the town's residents work in NYC, mostly Manhattan. There is very little commercial development, other than a handful of stores in the town center, and residential development is limited to 2 acre lots. In 2011, data collected showed that the town had the highest average income of all towns in Fairfield County. In 2012, 24/7 Wall St. ranked the school district as the second wealthiest in the nation. The people living in Weston are by and large well-off financially, and desire a quiet, underdeveloped place to live. Although the first settlers appeared in the 1600's, the town of West was officially incorporated in 1787. In 1845, the town of East split off from Weston. For much of it's history, the town had farmers, as well as a solid manufacturing base. Due to the lack of a railroad, farming and manufacturing dropped off as the railroad took off, and the population of the town dropped by roughly 40%. Then in the 1930's, artists, writers and actors began moving to the community, followed by the opening of the Merritt Parkway, which made the town more accessible. Like most, if not all, towns in Fairfield County, Weston has location on the National Register of Historic Places. They are the Bradley Edge Tool Company Historic District, the Kettle Creek Historic District, and the Norfield Historic District. Bradley Edge has close to 30 contributing buildings, and Norfield has 16.

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  • Weston Middle School

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