Stone bridge over a river with trees surrounding it

Hartford is a vibrant city masquerading as a small town. We know our neighbors, smile at strangers and aren’t afraid of hard work or a little snow. We’re a community that’s just as happy hitting the hiking trails as we are taking in a play. Ranked as the safest Wisconsin community, we are also among the fastest growing cities. Loving our history, building for the future.


We pride ourselves on having housing to suit nearly every lifestyle. From cozy single-family homes, apartment living on Main Street to homes tucked away in our rural areas, Hartford’s variety of options abound. Housing dollars go a lot further in Hartford than in other communities. Prices are generally lower which means housing options that fit most budgets can easily be found.

We are keeping pace with our growth! In the past several years, three apartment developments were completed for a total of 310 new apartments.

Health & Wellness

Rehab & Wellness

There are several facilities in the Hartford area that provide premier rehabilitation and wellness services for both short and long-term care needs. The community also has retirement centers, independent and assisted living centers and provides a variety of services for seniors.

Hospital & Clinic Care

Aurora Health Care operates Aurora Medical Center in Washington County which provides both hospital and clinic facilities for area residents and local employers. Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network also operates a clinic in Hartford.

Entertainment / Recreation

It truly is all happening here! Our location lends itself to a myriad of outdoor pursuits, but we also offer entertainment you’d be more likely to find in a larger metropolitan area. Fine arts, culture, and family-friendly spots like our new library and aquatic center combine to ensure entertainment for just about anyone! Find entertainment and recreation options.


Whether the snow is falling or the sun is shining, there is always something happening in Hartford. Weekly farmer’s markets, a nostalgic Christmas Parade, Iced on Main and more bring the community together, making Hartford a great place to work, live, and play. View Events.