Wilton (Connecticut)

Wilton is a beautiful rural residential town in Fairfield County in the state of Connecticut.


The first written record of Wilton dates back to 1640. During The Civil War, Wilton was one of the stops for the Underground Railroad. Wilton has transformed itself from a small farming town to a suburban residential community. The total population is about 18,000. In 2007, CNN Money voted Wilton one of the best places to live in the United States. Wilton is located in Connecticut's Gold Coast, it is one of the most affluent communities in the U.S. Wilton is desirable for its proximity to New York City. Wilton residents often travel to New York City for business purposes, as well as the surrounding cities of Norwalk, C.T. and Stamford, C.T.

Get in

By car

From the SOUTH: Take I-95 N toward New Haven, take Exit 15 toward Norwalk/Danbury

From the NORTH: Take I-95 S, take Exit CT 15/Merritt and W. Cross PKWY

By bus

Greyhound has frequent bus routes and stops that go through Wilton

By train

Metro North Railroad Amtrak (MTA) trains run through Wilton's town center

By plane

JFK Airport is located 55 miles south of Wilton

La Guardia Airport is located 45 miles south of Wilton






Wilton is a small town which was considered a "dry" town until 1993. Today, Wilton is considered "damp", which means that there are not any true bars or clubs located within the town.


Since Wilton is so small, it does not have any hotels or inns located within the town, but the neighboring town of Norwalk has several options.

Courtyard Norwalk +1 203 849-9111, 474 Main Avenue

Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk +1 203 523-4000, 560 Main Avenue

Silvermine Tavern +1 203 847-4558, 194 Perry Avenue

Four Point Sheraton Norwalk +1 203 849-9828, 426 Main Avenue

Go next

Routes through Wilton

Danbury Ridgefield  N  S  Norwalk Ends at
Stamford Norwalk  SW  NE  Ridgefield Danbury

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