Newington’s first residents came from Wethersfield, Connecticut’s oldest community, founded in 1633. By 1721 there were enough farmers for the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut to designate the area “Newington” and in 1871 it became its own incorporated town. Since then it has grown and developed—and is now a thriving, diverse community well positioned for continued prosperity

Although relatively small in size geographically at just over 13 square miles, its motto of “Growth and Progress” aptly describes its history, transitioning from an agricultural base to a town offering virtually every 21st Century convenience and opportunity.

Newington has its own unique character.

In some ways it is a bedroom suburb of Hartford, where many residents find their employment. However, it is also an important employment center in its own right with core industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Health Care
  • Professional Services
  • Warehousing
  • Government Operations

Newington residents and businesses have an enviable reputation for volunteerism and people are friendly and welcoming, creative and industrious, ambitious and hard-working, active and fun--creating an interesting mix of old New England charm and modern day vibrancy.