Southern Litchfield County Real Estate, Area Information
Typical New England, that is the first thought that comes to mind as you wind through the towns of Southern Litchfield County in Connecticut. And it is beautiful. Each town has its own unique flavor, often making it a challenge to decide where you want to buy a home! We have mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers and streams. We are proud of our agrarian roots and even prouder of our current farms in the area. We are good stewards of the land, protecting the natural beauty as much as we can for future generations, so they too will understand why we have loved to call this place home.
The arts are also a very strong tradition in Southern Litchfield County. Artists of all kinds have found our towns here the perfect place to live and find inspiration. Visual artists like Alexander Calder and Philip Grausman, writers like William Styron, actors like Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep and many others have made their homes here. There are many strong art associations here, nurturing the budding artists, and allowing us to experience all varieties of art forms.
We sell real estate in Southern Litchfield County, representing buyers and sellers in New Milford, Washington, Bridgewater, Kent, Roxbury, Warren, Sherman (Fairfield County), Morris, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Goshen, Woodbury, Cornwall, West Cornwall and Cornwall Bridge.
We love where we live, and we are sure you will too!
The Greater New Milford area consists of the towns of New Milford, Washington, Bridgewater, Kent, Roxbury, Warren, and Sherman (Fairfield County) Connecticut. A great place to start for area information is the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce Website. With the relatively close proximity to New York City by car or train, this area is a favorite for the second home luxury market as well as full time residents who call this wonderful part of Connecticut home year round.
To learn more about each of our lovely towns, click on the town name.
Sherman (Fairfield County)We tend to include Sherman when when think of Southern Litchfield County, even though it is in Fairfield County. Sherman has strong ties to New Milford, many of their high school students attend New Milford High School, residents have a New Milford telephone exchange.
Did you know? Sherman has been named “Best small town in Connecticut” three different times by Connecticut Magazine! Candlewood Lake stretches into Sherman, making for lovely homes on the lake, and all the activities that go with lake living. Part of Squantz Pond State Park is in Sherman, enjoy the water, take a hike, go fishing, it is a beautiful state park. The Appalachian Trail meanders through the northern most end of Sherman before passing into Kent.
Land conservation is key, with Naromi Land Trust owning 850 acres and managing 200 acres of farmland in Sherman. Naromi Land Trust gets its name from Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook (means “water flowing from the hills”) which is in Sherman.
Another popular attraction is the Sherman Playhouse. The Sherman Players put on some wonderful productions there, well worth a visit.
Stay at or enjoy a meal at the historic Hopkins Inn with its distinctive Austrian cuisine (the best spaetzel anywhere!) and views of Lake Waramaug (named after a local native American Chief). The Hopkins Vineyard across the street hosts parties and wine tasting and is one of the several Litchfield County vineyards fount on the CT Wine Trail.
To preserve the rich farmland, open space and natural resources, the Waren Land Trust has 515 acres currently under its protection. Wyantenock State Forest and Above All State Park are located in Warren as well. For a quiet lifestyle and wonderful hiking and fishing opportunities Warren is the place to be. Located just 90 minutes from New York City, Warren has been a popular spot for those seeking a second home in the Connecticut Countryside who are looking for a bit of privacy.
Woodbury is proud of its rich history and works hard to remain true to its roots. It was always an agrarian town, you can still find farms dotted along the countryside. Much of the land has been preserved for future generations to enjoy the beauty. The town put out a booklet called “Walk Woodbury” which details some fantastic places for you to walk and hike, to really enjoy what is truly special about Woodbury, CT.
Woodbury is nestled in the Pomerpaug Valley, making for some very dramatic views and vistas. The town is 36.7 square miles and an estimated population of 2010.
Interesting facts and places to go:
Canfield Corner Pharmacy: A town landmark, the pharmacy once filled prescriptions for Marilyn Monroe! The interior brings one back in time, especially the soda fountain. It is not functioning, however you do feel like you just might be in Mayberry when you walk through the doors!
The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jeckll Garden: Did you know that Woodbury was the birthplace of the Episcopal Church in the United States? And to pin it down even more, it happened at The Glebe House. Take a tour, find out what makes The Glebe House such a special place in Woodbury, CT.
Carol Peck’s Good News Cafe: I really don’t think I have to tell any resident of Southern Litchfield County about Carol Peck (also known as the Alice Waters of the East Coast). So… I will say to those visiting, just go! It is fantastic!
When I think of Goshen, Connecticut I think of two things, The Goshen Fair and the Goshen Stampede. But that is not the only thing Goshen is about. Goshen is home to the Goshen Fair Grounds, a busy place indeed, from Agricultural Events to Antique Car Shoes and Scottish Games, the Goshen Fair Grounds are a vibrant part of the local community.
And now, Goshen is the home of a white bison,which is not only very rare, (1 in 10 million) but it this little white buffulo is sacred according to Native Americans. They have traveled from all over the country to Goshen to honor him, bringing gifts. He has caused quite a stir for everyone. The Native Americans also performed a naming ceremony to give him his sacred name. His birth, according to Native Americans, is a universal symbol of hope and unity. I hope he brings this to all of us.
There is so much more to Goshen…
Woodridge Lake: A private lake community surrounding Woodridge Lake. Homes on Woodridge Lake vary in price and size, you can search homes for sale on Woodridge Lake in Goshen CT here. Woodridge Lake boasts to be one of the cleanest lakes in Connecticut. Residents who live in this community have access to the lake, to a new 12,500 square foot clubhouse, 8 tennis courts, a large swimming pool, 4 sand swimming beaches and 130 boat docks. There are year round activities in the club house for those who make Woodridge Lake their full time residence.
Tyler Lake: I have heard Tyler Lake referred to as Goshen’s best kept secret. Perhaps they would not be happy with me spilling the beans about Tyler Lake. This beautiful lake is dotted with cottages and cabins that ring of a simpler time, as well as larger, more modern homes. Spanning 187 acres, Tyler Lake offers residents a great way to enjoy lake life on a smaller scale than some of the other lakes in the area.
There is a state boat launch on the western side of Tyler Lake. Many of the homes that dot the lake have their own docks. The maximum depth of Tyler Lake is 23 feet, the median depth is 13 feet. About 70% of the lake front is populated.
Goshen CT covers 45.2 square miles, with a population of 3,244 in 2009. It is rural and beautiful, driving through Goshen is a treat, a delight to the senses full of farmland and forest. The town of Goshen was incorporated in 1739. The big surprise for many is the rotary, the traffic circle, the roundabout, the crossroads. It is called many different things by many different people. But it is great for directions, go half way around the rotary, before the traffic circle, after the roundabout, take a left at the crossroads, you get the idea. For more information about the town of Goshen, CT, visit the towns website.