Welcome to Wallingford CT
A large town with a small-town feel, Wallingford incorporates its colonial heritage and scenic countryside with modern industry, superior educational facilities and municipal services including its own electric and water utilities. Wallingford is a vibrant town with six industrial parks, large shopping areas, a variety of industries and major corporations, yet still maintains the rolling hills, farmland and historic homes that gives the town its New England country flavor.
Wallingford’s central location in the state makes it ideal for those commuting to Hartford or New Haven with easy access to Route 15 and I-91. A charming train station offers convenient transportation to New York in a quaint atmosphere highlighted by a gazebo and green creating one of the town’s most recognizable settings.
The heart of Wallingford lies in its historic downtown. Streetscapes are lined with brick sidewalks, decorative street lamps a wonderful mix of architecture. Dozens of shops, boutiques, and businesses are all within walking distance along with many great restaurants. Ample recreational opportunities include a community pool, community lake, biking trail, public and private golf courses, numerous parks, ball fields, and hiking trails. The Quinnipiac River offers scenic beauty as well as fishing and canoeing.
Wallingford offers a strong public education system and is also home to the renowned Choate Rosemary Hall college preparatory school. Choate also affords an abundance of cultural activities and entertainment through the Paul Mellon Arts Center which offers theatrical productions, music festivals, art exhibits, and the Wallingford Symphony. The Oakdale Theater is an outstanding 4,600-seat concert venue featuring pop, rock and country sensations and children’s theater.