“Where City Style Meets Village Charm”. A short 5 miles from downtown Hartford, Connecticut is the town of West Hartford, Connecticut. West Hartford was first settled in 1679, then incorporated in 1854. The town is now home to around 63,300 residents. The town of West Hartford has gotten plenty of positive media attention and was on the “10 Great Cities for Raising Families” list by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in 2010.