West Hartford, Connecticut, is a good place to consider if you’re ready for suburban life—the town has a low cost of living, well-rated public schools, a popular downtown area, and it’s only a two-and-a-half hour drive from Manhattan.
The town’s real estate is also more affordable compared to NYC standards: The median sales price is currently $289,400, according to Zillow. Here you’ll find colonial styles as well as a mix of historic houses and new construction. Most houses here have large yards, fireplaces, garages, and room for a home office.
West Hartford Center is the town’s popular downtown area where you’ll find eateries like Restaurant Bricco and Max’s Oyster Bar plus an array of shops, cafes, Whole Foods, Noah Webster Library, and The Children’s Museum is nearby. For things to do outdoors, there are several parks like West Hartford Reservoir and Elizabeth Park. And, the public schools check out with an A+ rating and third-best school district in the Hartford area, according to Niche.
So, if West Hartford sounds appealing to you, here are five houses on the market for less than $500,000, including a Dutch Colonial with a sunroom and a house with an in-ground pool.
This six bedroom, four bath is asking $489,000. The 1907 house has high ceilings, oversized windows, original hardwood floors, crown molding, tin ceilings, built-in shelves, a fireplace, and a two-car garage. Elizabeth Park, the country’s first public rose garden, is across the street,and Vanderbilt Park and Bristow Middle School are nearby.
This four bedroom, four bath is asking $484,900. The Dutch Colonial features refinished hardwood floors, recessed lighting, multiple fireplaces, central air conditioning, built-in shelves, a finished basement, newer roof, two-car garage, and a sun room. Fernridge Park and Pool and University of Connecticut-Greater Hartford campus are nearby.
This three bedroom, three bath is asking $475,000. The house has hardwood and tile floors, Thermopane windows, fireplaces, a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large island, an in-ground pool and pool house, and a landscaped yard. Corbin’s Corner shopping center and Wolcott Park are nearby.
This five bedroom, three bath is asking $449,900. The colonial has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, new windows, stainless steel appliances, a fireplace, an attached garage, a new high-efficiency boiler, and a patio and new shed in the backyard. Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, Buena Vista Recreational Complex, and Stop & Shop are nearby.
This three bedroom, three bath is asking $397,000. The house has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, picture windows, central air conditioning, built-in shelves and desk, a fireplace, stainless steel Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, and a custom solarium with a hot tub. Wampanoag Country Club, Eisenhower Park, and Aiken Elementary School are nearby.
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