Wilton is a modern residential town rich in New England history. The first written records of the areas that are now Wilton date back to 1640, when Roger Ludlow and his friends purchased land from the Indians between the Norwalk and Saugatuck Rivers and "a day's walk into the country.”
The transformation from a small farming town to a suburban residential community of more than 18,000 has been carefully controlled by zoning and through the preservation of the town's older colonial landmarks.
The town has had the foresight to preserve almost 1,000 acres of open space for active and passive recreational use. Although there is limited land remaining for development, Wilton retains much of its open feeling and rural atmosphere. Winding back roads with trees, streams, ponds, woods, and rolling hills are all part of the Wilton's beauty and charm and afford privacy as well as a pastoral setting.
Wilton is consistently ranked among the top Public School Districts in the State. In addition, the vibrant downtown is comprised of fantastic shops and restaurants. There is easy, free parking downtown and at the 2 train stations; making for an easy NYC commute. The sports and recreation activities offered in Wilton make it an attractive family community and a jewel in the crown of Fairfield County.