I know why I love living in Litchfield County and want to show you why you will too.
Southern Litchfield County, Connnecticut is rural, we border New York State, enjoying easy access to New York City. Often referred to as “the gateway to Litchfield Hills” we have some of the most beautiful vistas from farmlands to forests, lakes, rivers, mountains and valleys. Our towns provide a variety of cultural activities, fine restaurants, boutique shops, there are trails to hike, rivers to paddle, fishing, hunting, or just enjoy the all the area has to offer. Easy access to New York City make Southern Litchfield County a favorite spot to purchase a vacation home, but there are many, many of us who live here full time and enjoy all there is to offer all year round.
If you have been thinking about purchasing a home in Southern Litchfield County and are a bit unsure of where to start your search, let us help you find the perfect location. Learn a bit more here about New Milford, Bridgewater, Roxbury, Washington, Warren, Kent and Sherman (Fairfield County), CT. All beautiful, all with their own flavor and uniqueness, yet they all have one thing in common, the beauty of the Litchfield Hills.
A few quick facts about life in Southern Litchfield County.
We have Candlewood Lake, the largest man made lake in Connecticut. It is a popular spot in the summer season and offers the residents a variety of water activities. There are many water communities that surround the lake offering a variety of homes at all different price ranges. If you are looking for a home in one of the many Candlewood Lake water communities, let me introduce you to your new home!
There is Lake Waramaug in Washington, Warren and Kent. I think Lake Waramaug may be one of the most beautiful locations in all of Litchfield County, it is like a step back into time. Lake Waramaug has some of the most amazing lake front estates, many of them dating back to the 1800’s. Simply breathtaking! It has been a favorite of many to get away from the hectic city life and enjoy a country home in Litchfield County.
Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater is another beautiful location. Lake Lillinonah is a great place for fishing and boating!
New Milford is the largest town in Connecticut at 64 square miles. It offers a vibrant downtown center with many boutique shops and restaurants. There is also easy access to many larger stores along Route 7 that many people find very convenient. New Milford is divided into a few different sections, each with their own flair. Northville, Merryall and Gaylordsville offer a more rural feel to the residents, where Southern New Milford can be quicker access to larger shopping areas and an easier commute to I84. New Milford offers homes of all sizes and prices, subdivisions, more private locations, beautiful estate homes. It is a very diverse town, wonderfully Connecticut through and through.
Bridgewater, CT has deep agrarian roots and is proud of it. There are some very beautiful farms left in the community, and one of the largest draws to the area is the annual Bridgewater Fair, complete with oxen and tractor pulls, animal and vegetable displays and more. The Bridgewater Village Store is the heart of the community, located in the town center across the street from the Bridgewater Town Hall. Many a local resident can be found at the Bridgewater Village Store catching up on all the local news and enjoying a fantastic breakfast or lunch!
Roxbury, CT is a quiet town with a rich sense of community. I love driving through Roxbury, then stopping at the Roxbury Market to grab a sandwich and catch up on the local information. There are some amazing estate homes in Roxbury that offer the owners privacy, yet easy access to I84. The Roxbury Land Trust has worked hard to maintain the look and feel of the town, 17% of the land in Roxbury is preserved as open space.
Washington, CT is made up of 5 villages, Washington, Washington Depot, New Preston (where Lake Waramaug is), Woodville and Marbledale. There used to be a train that came through Washington Depot, making it an instant hit for those coming up for a summer vacation in the quiet Connecticut countryside. 29% of the homes in Washington are second homes, it is clearly still a favorite place to relax and unwind for those who live in the city. With Steep Rock Preserve there are many who avail themselves of the hiking trails and nature walks available. Washington has long been home to many an artist and has a very active art community at the Washington Art Association.
Warren, CT is the most rural place I sell in. Warren shares Lake Waramaug with Washington and Kent and has a wonderful town beach for its residents. If you are looking for a very rural place to live, you may want to consider Warren. There is a rich sense of community here as well. But privacy always comes to mind when I drive through Warren.
Kent, CT is beautiful. As a matter of fact it was chosen by Yankee Magazine (2010) as the number 1 place in New England for fall foliage. I can believe it. Year after year I am amazed at the beauty Kent displays as the air becomes crisp and the leaves begin to turn. Of course Kent is beautiful all year round but the fall is truly amazing. The center of town follows Route 7 and provides a host of boutique shops and restaurants. There are many local artists who call Kent, CT home.
Sherman, CT is actually in Fairfield County, but it is a community I cover. Like New Milford, much of Sherman centers around Candlewood Lake. There are many residents who call Sherman home year round, but it is also a highly desirable place for a second home. A rich sense of community is evident with the residents of Sherman. You will find farms, small homes and large estates in Sherman.
A bit of Litchfield County through my eyes.
After you see why I love Litchfield County, give me a call at 203.460.1775. I will help you find the home you have always dreamed about! A picture might be worth a thousand words, but there is nothing like seeing it in person. Until I set up your tour, take a look at the beauty that is Litchfield County!
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