WebsterWalk sign in West Hartford
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If there's one thing West Hartford knows, it's history, and this suburb of Hartford proper has a vibrant, picturesque downtown that has been the community hub since the late 1600s.
The city is also an intellectual hub – Money magazine ranked West Hartford as the 10th most educated town in the U.S. in 2006, and it's chock full of schools, including the American School for the Deaf.
Retail center Bishops Corner is a popular destination for necessities ranging from office supplies to fair trade coffee, and 20-acre retail hub Blue Back Square recently opened with popular chains Au Bon Pain, Cheesecake Factory, Crate and Barrel and Barnes and Noble.
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