Good public and private schooling, many kids graduate and become lawyers and doctors while many others opt for more non-traditional artistic careers.
West Hartford center has excellent dining and nightlife options, though people who prefer dive bars or seedy night clubs may find themselves disappointed.
I'VE LIVED IN GREENWICH, and I can honestly say that West Hartford is a better place to live. First of all, most people who live in Greenwich, or anywhere in Fairfield county, pay upwards of 500K for a house that looks like an old shanty w/ a tiny yard. That doesn't stop those people from feeling like they are amongst the upper crust of society...inherited money can have that affect on some people, I suppose. Also, unlike Greenwich, there is a lot of diversity in West Hartford, it's not just white kids w/ large adam's apples, lobster embroidered shorts, and a displaced sense of entitlement.
Overall, it's a town similar to most places, there are good and bad people, it just comes down to what you make of it. People who find themselves on the receiving end of social rejections will define the townspeople negatively, so take it with a grain of salt.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY RESIDENT: I don't know, brosky, my family inherited money so we feel classy.
Guy 2: Yeah, she must be from West Hartford.
High School Person #2: Oh, near Hartford?
High School Person #1: Yeaaa dude.