Explore West Hartford, CT

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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West Hartford, Connecticut was recently named one of "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade".  Add this to the list of: Top 10 “Great Cities for Raising Families” (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine ) One of the Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit (TravelandLeisure.com) One of the top 100 Best Places t...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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West Hartford single-family home sales during August, 2012 increased by over 20% when compared to August, 2011 following the year-to-date upward trend.  While sizzle may be a bit of a stretch, a closer look at the stats reveals that more houses were sold, they took less time to sell (average 48 v...

By Minna Reid, Associate Broker
(Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage)
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When this West Hartford CT homeowner and I first discussed his possible short sale, his biggest concern was never missing any payments and preserving his stellar credit. My client was headed out west to care for an ailing relative, but was stuck with a property with significant negative equity on...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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Remember the days of Friday night football games?  Something about the excitement of the end of the school week combined with the prospect of seeing your friends and cheering for your team created lasting memories.  Well, not for West Hartford students and athletes, at least not yet. A coalition ...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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It's sort of surprising to me that Walmart will be opening a West Hartford location.  I'm not sure why, but the recent announcement that a "Neighborhood Market" by Walmart will be opening in the long-vacant Adams supermarket site at Bishops Corner in West Hartford stirred mixed emotions in me.  D...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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Mark your calendars for the 41st Annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade this Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.  The parade is held rain or shine. It's always a good idea to get to the parade route early and secure your seat!  The parade begins at Capitol Avenue by the State Capitol...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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If you like burgers, there's no shortage of options in West Hartford.  Our town has become sort of a mecca of burger joints with everything from diner to custom-built to pub-style to gourmet and everything in between-- West Hartford has it all!  At least 10 burger joints easily come to mind and h...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll let this one speak volumes! It's hard to believe that while everything we buy has gone up tremendously in price, housing has become more affordable than ever before.  With mortgage rates this low, if you've been thinking about buying re...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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While it seems like West Hartford real estate sales are off to a good start in 2012 with 32 closed sales last month (compared to 31 during the same time period in 2011), a closer look at the numbers reveals that while home sales remain steady, prices have not yet stabilized.  The average sale pri...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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Looking for something different to do this weekend?  Check out the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street in West Hartford Center.   Performances will include Waltz of the Flowers, O Holy Night...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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Well, it's one of West Hartford's cutest neighborhoods (they even have their own street signs!) and it's also pretty convenient to everything.   Need groceries?  Five minutes away from Stop & Shop.  Feel like taking a swim?  Five minutes to Cornerstone Aquatics Center.  Love to shop?  Five minute...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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Wow!  West Hartford is truly becoming the place to be for all things food and drink!  Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt is the newest addition to West Hartford's long list of eateries (I was excited about Joey Garlics Pizzeria, but this is really fantastic!)  My first (and only) experience with Pinkberry w...

By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
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Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in West Hartford, CT – Connecticut   Avoid These Kitchen Contractors in West Hartford, CT – Connecticut Your kitchen may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for kitchen contractor...

By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
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Dangerous Bathroom contractors in West Hartford, CT – Connecticut   Dangerous Bathroom contractors in West Hartford, CT – Connecticut Your bathroom may be outdated, or you may feel as though you need something new and exciting in your home; either way, it is time to search for Bathroom contractor...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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Storm Irene wreaked havoc on many property owners last weekend.  As clean-up continues, keep in mind that the West Hartford Recycling Center located at 25 Brixton Street will be open this Saturday, September 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Residents may drop off any storm debris free of charge.  Proof ...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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"Green Monster e-Cycling is committed to providing an environmentally responsible e-waste solution for you".  This is the mission statement of "Green Monster e-Cycling", one of Connecticut’s first electronic recycling facilities.  Founded in 2007,Green Monster had modest beginnings, working out o...

By Brian Marois, Roofing, Windows, Siding, Kitchen, Bath Contractor
(Maintenance Man, LLC)
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Kitchen remodeling in West Hartford, CT   Kitchen remodeling in West Hartford, CT often can be a stressful endeavor for the everyday homeowner, but it doesn't have to be for you. We at Maintenance Man understand the hassle of finding reliable tradesmen in West Hartford, CT that can ensure quality...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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I just heard about a new law in my home town of West Hartford, Connecticut that bans open alcoholic beverage containers.  Who knew with all the talk of the state budget problems and federal debt ceiling crisis that we had bigger problems-- open containers!     Fox News reports that residents have...

By Laurie Murray, Serving West Hartford & Surrounding Communities
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West Hartford Center shopping just keeps getting better and better!  Lululemon, which sells men's and women's athletic and "yoga-inspired" apparel, will be filling the space formerly occupied by Bennett's Card Shop at 987 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Center.  I guess active wear is the newe...

By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
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A Great Restaurant Experience in West Hartford, CT After shopping in West Hartford Center on Saturday, we had worked up quite an appetite.  One of the restaurants that I had been wanting to try was closed so we meandered through the streets until we happened upon Rizzuto's Restaurant.  We checked...

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