West Hartford is located just 5 miles from Downtown Hartford, and with a population of just over 60,000, claims itself as Connecticut’s 11th most populous town. Many know West Hartford for the downtown area, West Hartford Center, which is a close neighbor to Park Road, West Hartford’s most historic and entertaining district. There’s truly something for everyone in this quaint and cozy part of town. Park Road is home to a unique blend of salons, shopping, dining and entertainment, among other businesses. West Hartford is one of the best towns in Connecticut to reside in or grow a business in.