Kerri, you asked a tough question here with the words "most desirable".
Other homeowners in town can give you their personal opinions on what sections of town they like or don't like, but we in the real estate profession can not due to our professional ethics codes to which we are bound. You know what I mean, I hope -- what is 'most desirable' to one person is not to another, and what is least desirable to one party is in fact desirable to someone else. So naturally we have to be careful not to 'steer' or 'influence' since we sell and represent in all areas.
So, if you happen to know people living in the town, or if a Trulia reader here who is registered as a home buyer or seller is available to give you their feedback, that's one approach to get some views.
But what we in the realty profession can readily do is offer great ways to get a variety of information to help you get to know the town and its schools better.
You probably already know that West Hartford is a wonderfully diverse town. A capsule summary of its demographics can be found online on Wikipedia.org. The official home page for the town has a wealth of great detailed information on various aspects of the town. The byline of the town page begins with the words "Where City Style Meets Village Charm", and that's a pretty good lead in to the diversity the town has to offer. That web site is at west-hartford.com.
Schools are abundant throughout the town and so are websites with school information. I have an extensive school information site on ours by clicking on the Buying A Home tab first and then on School Information. And googling the words West Hartford CT schools will bring up a host of others.
And a terrific way to get to narrow down your choice of a section of town to live in is to drive it. Once you partner with a realtor to help you in your move to town he/she should be glad to drive you around town and point out various features so you can see for yourself what the town is all about.
Hopefully my answer and others by my colleagues here are helpful. I would loved to be considered to help you with the right location and the perfect home when you are ready.