A picturesque community with small-town character and New England charm. Downtown offer a variety of restaurants and shops, and the stage for family-oriented events including Celebrate Wallingford.

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A picturesque with small-town character and New England charm. Choate Rosemany Hall, a private preparatory school is located in the town. Recreational and cultural attractions include the Paul Mellon Arts Center and the Toyota Oakdale Theater. The Arts Center is home to many theater productions, art exhibitions and the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra. The downtown area is the center of the community with a variety of restaurants and shops, and the stage for family-oriented events including Celebrate Wallingford in the fall. A weekly Farmers Market and Twilight Tunes Concerts take place during the summer. Wallingford is home to many historic and architecturally significant homes. A great place to live, work and visit.

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Facts about Wallingford

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1670.

Named from:

  • Set off from New Haven and named, May 1670, from Wallingford in Berkshire. Old name, "East River" or "New Haven Village."

County:

  • New Haven.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Raoul Lufbery, World War II flying ace.
  • Moses Y. Beach, inventor and publisher.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Choate Rosemary Hall.
  • Paul Mellon Arts Center.
  • Toyota Oakdale Theater.
  • Gouveia Vineyard.
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Twilight Tunes Summer Concerts
  • Celebrate Wallingford, October.
  • Season of Celebration, December.

Quality of town/city:

  • A picturesque with small-town character and New England charm. Choate Rosemany Hall, a private preparatory school is located in the town. Recreational and cultural attractions include the Paul Mellon Arts Center and the Toyota Oakdale Theater. The Arts Center is home to many theater productions, art exhibitions and the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra. The downtown area is the center of the community with a variety of restaurants and shops, and the stage for family-oriented events including Celebrate Wallingford in the fall. A weekly Farmers Market and Twilight Tunes Concerts take place during the summer. Wallingford is home to many historic and architecturally significant homes. A great place to live, work and visit.

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