About West Hartford, Connecticut

Location, Location, Location!

The University of Saint Joseph has it all: one mile from West Hartford center, three miles from downtown Hartford, mid-way between New York City and Boston; and only a train ride from Washington DC.

Kiplinger’s Rates West Hartford in the Top Ten “Best Cities for Raising Families”

Kiplinger’s cites West Hartford’s “low crime, top-ranked schools (public and private), proximity to major cities, a range of parks and historic sites, and an up-and-coming downtown with a number of ongoing development projects” in choosing West Hartford for the 2010 “Best Cities for Raising Families.”

West Hartford: One Of The Top 100 Best Places To Live!

It was no surprise to the USJ community when Money Magazine ranked West Hartford as one of the nation’s top 100 “Best Places to Live” in 2008. It is a thriving community with no shortage of things to do — shopping, entertainment, dining and more!

The newly developed Blue Back Square brings even more options to this lively town. Some favorites include: Criterion Cinemas, Cheesecake Factory, Crate & Barrel, Barnes & Noble, and live performances on the Square — but why don’t you see for yourself?

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West Hartford Rated a Top Ten City

Ooops, we did it again! Congratulations to the Town of West Hartford for being named one of Kiplinger’s top-ten “Best Cities” for 2010. A proud resident since 1932, University of Saint Joseph appreciates West Hartford’s unique blend of events (culture, entertainment, shopping), its thriving business district, and its overall family feel. Read more at Kiplinger’s or watch Kiplinger’s video.

Dining in West Hartford

West Hartford is home to a variety of outstanding restaurants, offering both casual and fine dining experiences. The Center and Blue Back Square—only three miles from campus—present numerous options including Bricco’s, The Counter Burger, The Cheesecake Factory, Max’s Oyster Bar, Fleming’s Steak House and others. Park Road and Bishop’s Corner, also located within a few miles of campus, provide options including Bertucci’s, Effie’s Place, A.C. Peterson Farms, Whole Foods, Panera Breads, and more.

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