What's Wallingford, Connecticut like?

Wallingford, home to more than 45,000 residents, has a rich historic past, but that is only the beginning. It is located on the New Haven/Hartford corridor halfway between New York City and Boston, and is convenient to I-91 and Route 15 (Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway). The town’s center is lively and charming, featuring brick-lined sidewalks, ornamental trees, decorative street lamps, benches and underground utilities.  It is the perfect backdrop for office professionals, shoppers, restaurant-goers, and others out enjoying Wallingford’s immense amenities. The town is home to various industries and major corporations including medical, health care, service, hi-tech specialty metal manufacturing and research and development.

Wallingford offers a range of affordable and luxury real estate of every type - new and older homes, multi-family dwellings, historic properties, condo communities and rentals. Residential neighborhoods and historic and older homes near North Main Street surround the town’s center, and there are many apartment rental units downtown and in nearby areas. A more rural residential area away from the center of town has many beautiful homes with stunning vistas of rolling hills and small mountainous ranges in the distance.

Wallingford, CT
Schools & Education

Wallingford has a quality education system consisting of 12 public schools, including two high schools—Lyman Hall and Mark T. Sheehan—in addition to the prestigious private secondary school, Choate Rosemary Hall.

The Commute
Getting Around

Wallingford’s south-central location and proximity to I-91, Route 15 (Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway) and Route 5 make for an easy commute to anywhere in the state. Rail service provided by Amtrak and CTrail Hartford, with routes to New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, operates from the beautifully restored historic railroad station. Air service is available at Tweed New Haven Airport, approximately thirteen miles away, and Bradley International Airport, approximately 40 miles north. The Meriden Markham Municipal Airport on the Wallingford/Meriden town line is actively used for private, executive and corporate aircraft. Additional public transportation is provided by local buses.

Map of
Wallingford, CT

Wallingford, Connecticut
Things to Do

Wallingford has many parks and recreational trails, including the Quinnipiac Linear Trail.  There is an active Parks & Recreation Department, multiple public and private golf courses, a community pool, a disc golf course and a YMCA. 

The Paul Mellon Arts Center is the home of many fine theater productions and art exhibitions. Wallingford is particularly proud of having its own symphony orchestra, which performs throughout the year. The Oakdale Theater offers a variety of popular talent delivering music, stand-up comedy, dance, children’s theater and traveling Broadway performances in its 4,600 seat venue.

A cluster of diverse shops, antique stores and restaurants surround the town center and are located throughout town.  At the Gouveia Vineyards you can sip a glass of local wine and enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of charming Wallingford. Many businesses, including the Pearce Real Estate Wallingford Regional Office, are also located downtown.

Living in Wallingford, CT. FAQs

Is Wallingford CT a good place to live?

With a population of over 44,000, Wallingford is centrally located between New Haven and Hartford.

What is Wallingford CT known for?

Wallingford is recognized for having a wide-ranging commercial and industrial foundation, which includes a variety of businesses from technology companies to large-scale manufacturing.

Does Wallingford flood?

Wallingford is listed as a low risk town when it comes to flooding.

Wallingford, Connecticut
Homes for Sale in Wallingford CT

Interested in Wallingford Real Estate?
Talk to a Wallingford Real Estate expert

We have been serving Wallingfords real estate needs since 1958. Let our local market experts help you find your perfect neighborhood.
Universal Contact Form

Real Estate Resources
For Wallingford, CT

Stay Up to Date

Subscribe to our newsletter to get helpful real estate tips, advice and Connecticut market updates. 
Newsletter Subscription Form