Cheshire was once a rural farming community and part of the town of Wallingford. Today it is its own residential suburban community. Cheshire is located in New Haven county and is home to 29,411 people. It is Located in the south central section of the State of Connecticut, and is approximately 14 miles north of New Haven and 25 miles southwest of Hartford, easily accessible from Interstates 84, 91 and 691 and state routes 70, 68, and 10. The Town has a land area of 33 square miles and is bounded on the north by Southington and Wolcott, on the east by Meriden and Wallingford, on the south by Hamden, and on the west by Prospect and Waterbury. Despite significant industrial and commercial growth, Cheshire retains its rural characteristics with thousands of acres of open space and an active agricultural industry. It has been designated the "Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut" by the Connecticut General Assembly because of its abundance of bedding plant growers.

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