Neighboring Towns of Newtown, CT. We have blogged about the different sections of Newtown, CT and thought that some of you might want to know a little about the towns that border Newtown.
Newtown is the largest town in Fairfield County, CT and as such there are many neighboring towns of Newtown, CT. The Eastern border is Lake Zoar which is actually a part of the Housatonic River. On the other side of Lake Zoar is Southbury which is located in New Haven County.
To the West is Bethel. With its cobblestone sidewalks, antique street lamps and quaint storefronts and restaurants, Bethel's downtown is popular with window shoppers andm joggers alike. The newly renovated Bethel Public Library has comfortable chairs to curl up with a good book. P.T. Barnum Square honors the American showman who was born here in 1810.
Once a parish of Danbury, Bethel thrives with new construction and renovated homes in older neighborhoods on cul-de-sacs and intersecting streets. A renaissance is taking place in the village of Stony Hill with the opening of new shopping centers. The town has two industrial parks, which include headquarters for bicycle manufacturer Cannondale and battery manufacturer Duracell.
To the North is Brookfield. Wagon and stagecoach drivers used to pay tolls to travel the main roads in Brookfield, which were dotted with gristmills, sawmills, a paper mill and hat and knife factories in the 1700s. All that remains from that industrial age is the gristmill on the Still River, restored to a crafting co-op for area artisans. Nevertheless, Brookfield Center maintains its historic charm with spacious, historic homes and period architecture.
Tucked between Lake Lillinonah and Candlewood Lake, Brookfield offers the solitude of country living and the convenience of nearby major highways. Interstate 84 and Route 7 provide easy access to Stamford, Wilton and Norwalk, as well as White Plains, N.Y., and New York City. Train stations along the Metro North rail line are a 15-minute drive.
Reproduction and contemporary homes dot the countryside in Brookfield, one of the fastest growing communities in Fairfield County.
To the Southwest is Redding. The peaceful country town of Redding in the geographical center of Fairfield County has changed little in appearance since its incorporation in 1767. Residents' diligent efforts to preserve the town's New England charm and natural splendor have resulted in a choice spot for family living and picturesque surroundings.
The community carefully monitors new home construction to prevent over-development. Existing houses are set on roomy lots amidst rolling hills, open meadows and traditional New England stonewalls. A wide variety of designs and sizes meet the needs of residents, who enjoy a convenient down county or New York City commute on the Metro North Railroad, which has a station in Redding.
To the South are Easton & Monroe. Easton, one of Fairfield County's most rural towns, strives to maintain its original 18th century beauty and seclusion. The result is a completely private and tranquil setting, rich in nature and country charm.
Fruit orchards, dairy and Christmas tree farms, the historic Olde Blue Bird Inn and a classic New England village store make up Easton's limited commerce. Inn keeping, textiles, farming, milling and blacksmithing once flourished in town.
The community has limited development because Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, the major water supplier in the area, owns large tracts of land. The water company maintains three vast reservoirs surrounded by 7,500 acres of forest. Picturesque farmhouses, early colonials and newer homes of contemporary and traditional design dot the scenic countryside.
Family neighborhoods and stately historical homes mix well in Monroe, once an entry in Forbes' "Best Places to Live" survey. A bedroom community of New York City, Monroe has a lively spirit where education, recreation and civic involvement are important to residents. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Fairfield County.
The community carefully plans its industrial districts to blend into the New England character of town, and there are a number of shopping destinations and restaurants on Route 25 in the Stepney section. The area around the Town Green on Route 111 is unspoiled, with a Town Hall and the new Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.
We hope that you have found the neighboring towns of Newtown, CT to be a helpful post. If you have any questions about Newtown's neighborhing towns, please email us.
Bob & Richelle Ward, Realtors, ABR
Prudential Connecticut Realty