Today Bolton is a quiet residential community. Vistas of open meadows and rolling hills have been carefully preserved and create an ideal setting.
For most of its early history Bolton was primarily a busy industrial center. Gristmills, saw mills, cider mills and agriculture made up most of Bolton's early economy. Now, charming neighborhoods of traditional homes and fine old farmhouses dot the landscape.
The city of Hartford, a short distance away and nearby towns provide employment opportunities and cultural amenities.
Outdoor recreation activities are available all year. Beautiful town parks offer youth athletic leagues, playgrounds and tennis courts. Bolton Lake at Indian Notch Park is open during the summer months and has swimming, a picnic area and pavilion, baseball field and basketball court.