Welcome to Cheshire CT
Located in central Connecticut is the rural community of Cheshire, which offers the appeal of a quiet, New England town surrounded by an exciting metropolitan area. Country church spires dot the landscape and preside over the Town Green. Events and activities throughout the year include summer concerts, crafts festivals, antique shows and Fall Festival. Shopping centers and specialty shops cater to a wide variety of needs, and local restaurants and eateries provide diversified dining. Cheshire’s central location to both Hartford and New Haven offers easy access to Route 10, I-84 and I-91 for a convenient commute to any destination.
This former farming community still feels like a quintessential New England village, filled with horse barns, gardens, and towering trees. Notable accolades include being named to Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” and Cheshire High School was ranked as one of the top public high schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine.
Known as the "Bedding Plant Capitol of Connecticut," Cheshire has an active agricultural sector with numerous orchards and farms offering pick-your-own fruits. The Farmington Canal Linear Park offers miles of biking, walking and cross country skiing. Additional recreation can be enjoyed among the town's many parks, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts. Hike along the scenic Roaring Brook Falls, which is home to Connecticut's second-highest waterfall. The Cheshire Land Trust maintains this beautiful natural area as well as 568 acres of protected land.
Cheshire’s great sense of community spirit, outstanding school system, exceptional recreational facilities and scenic beauty all combine to offer residents a high quality of life.