Bridgewater, CT is tucked in between New Milford, Roxbury, Brookfield, Southbury and Newtown. Easy access to I-84 makes Bridgewater, CT a very convenient location for commuting. Bridgewater is less than 90 minutes from New York City, which makes this a popular spot for a Connecticut Country Home. The last census showed a population of 1,824, I am sure it has grown a bit since then. Bridgewater is 17.3 square miles of eye candy, if you like the Normal Rockwell-esque old town beautiful countryside type of place!
Bridgewater, CT has maintained its small town charm, home of the famous Bridgewater Country Fair and the Bridgewater Tractor Parade, Do try to make it to the Bridgewater Country Fair, folks come from all over to enjoy a real old fashioned country fair. Cows, chickens, jams and jellies, tractor pulls, wonderful arts and crafts for sale, some of the best food you will ever have at a fair are here for the asking, plus the parade featuring area volunteer fireman, marching bands and more. Make sure you check out the fair schedule and I do hope to see you there!
Bridgewater pays homage to its agrarian roots, the hillsides are dotted with horses and cows and beautiful sprawling farms and country estates. I marvel each and every time I drive through Bridgewater, CT at the natural beauty, and how hard the residents work to preserve its great history in the antiques throughout the town. Another claim to fame, Bridgewater is the last remaining dry town in Connecticut! (although it is a short drive to either Brookfield or New Milford, which are not dry.)
The Bridgewater Village Store serves up some of the most mouth watering sandwiches and desserts I have had anywhere. It is a favorite spot for people to meet, have coffee, discuss the latest news, etc. Such a great atmosphere with food to eat in or take out. Lake Lillinonah is a beautiful spot in Bridgewater with homes scattered along the lakes edge, hiking trails, and great boating, rowing and fishing opportunities.
Lake Lillinonah runs through Bridgewater, CT providing fishing and boating opportunities. Spend some time getting to know the townsfolk at the Bridgewater Village Store, have a great breakfast or lunch, sit and talk with the locals. It is a long standing tradition in Bridgewater, CT and I am sure that many decisions have been made while having a cup of coffee in the store!
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From antiques to newer homes, estates to comfortable residences, Bridgewater offers that quintessential Connecticut country lifestyle. For full time residents with school aged children, The Burnham School, set in the heart of downtown Bridgewater offers elementary school classes, from there the students go on to Shepaug Valley Middle School and Shepaug Valley High School, joining the children from Roxbury and Washington, CT. Bridgewater, CT is part of the Connecticut School District No. 12.