The lovely and picturesque town of Cheshire was originally incorporated as a rural farming community in 1780. Today, Cheshire is home to just over 29,000 residents, who enjoy a more relaxed life with their family. This town is family oriented; offering an excellent public-school system and exceptional public safety. Cheshire is nestled between New Haven and Hartford, making a day trip to either city an ease. However, this small town offers such quaint shops, restaurants, and parks that you may not want to wander far. You can go to Drazen Orchards and pick your own fresh, and delicious, fruits and vegetables. If you don’t feel like cooking after picking your own produce, take the family to one of the locally recognized restaurants, and let them serve you a delicious meal. The downtown area offers several small shops and eating options, so you can spend a more laid-back day there with your family and friends. The residents are known to be friendly and welcoming, so if you are new to this rustic town, fear not, you will be a true part of the community in no time!