Farmington is located in Hartford County just west of Hartford between Simsbury and Plainville along Highway 10 on the banks of the Farmington River near Talcott Mountain State Park.
Farmington is the home of Miss Porter's prep school. Farmington has some historical sites including: Day-Lewis Museum of Indian Arifacts and Stanley-Whitman House.
Local attractions include: Farmington River, Pequabuck River, Batterson Park Pond, Lake Garda, Hill-Stead Museum, Wood Pond, Woodridge Lake, and there is nearby shopping in the state capital Hartford.
Farmington is part of the Hartford, Connecticut metro area.