Located in the Shepaug River Valley in lower Litchfield County, Roxbury is a wonderfully picturesque town. Covering 27 square miles of rolling Connecticut countryside, Roxbury is home to approximately 2,340 residents. I can tell you, some of the views are just breathtaking in Roxbury. Roxbury does boasts some of the most expensive homes sold in Litchfield County to date. Not to discourage those who just want to make Roxbury their full time home, there are many who call Roxbury home year round, there are homes of all sizes and prices.
The Roxbury Land Trust
works hard to preserve the character of the land for future generations. Currently 17% of land in Roxbury is conserved as open space. This makes for some scenic hiking trails, the mines, fishing along the Shepaug, great outdoor activities! And this also makes for some pretty awesome eye candy.One thing people learn about Roxbury is the deep sense of community felt by the residents, both full time and part time. The Roxbury Senior Center is a vibrant, busy place, the community EMT Department and Fire Department are briming with volunteers that show off the best of this small but very vibrant New England community. The local festivals are the talk of the town, such as the famous Roxbury Pickin’ and Fiddlin’ Contest held every year for the past 38 years. Hosted by the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department the event raises money for the fire department and provides some great fun for all!
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A fact of interest about Roxbury: Did you know that Roxbury granite, which was found in the Mine Hill quarries, was used to build both the Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Station? It was shipped to New York City down the Shepaug River!