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We’re More Than A Pretty Place...
Over 45,000 residents call Wallingford home as do nearly 2,200 firms. All enjoy the picturesque topography of the Quinnipiac River valley bound by highlands to the west and rugged ridges to the east. Combine this with our historic past, our bustling New England Town Center, our many parks, recreational opportunities – including a linear trail and dog park – and our glorious change of seasons and you’ll understand why people want to move and work here.
Gouveia VineyardsThere are countless resources nearby which make Wallingford a fun and exciting place to live, including: 250 miles of saltwater seashore on the Long Island Sound; Connecticut and New England ski slopes; Oakdale Theater; cultural centers including Paul Mellon Arts Center, Shubert Performing Arts Center, Long Wharf Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre; and major sporting events from the University of Connecticut’s Big East Basketball to The Travelers Championship PGA Tournament.
Well Positioned For The Global Economy...
Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special MetalsWallingford is poised for a promising economic future. Our highly productive and educated labor force, superior quality of life, strategic geographic business location, one of the lowest electric rates in New England and amongst the nation’s highest percentage of employment in technology-based industries reflect the Town’s economic strength. Although service, trade and manufacturing are the major players in the local economy, telecommunications, software development, energy exploration, and fuel cell technology have emerged as integral components of the Town’s commercial and industrial growth.
The Town of Wallingford owns its electric, water, and sewer utilities which provide exceptional reliability to all residential and industrial customers and has historically provided one of the lowest electric rates in New England. Gas service to area residents and businesses is provided by Eversource. Our municipally owned public utilities along with Eversource are committed to the safe and efficient use of our utilities and work with area companies on energy savings and conservation measures. High-speed fiber is present in all of the Town’s five industrial and office parks.