Welcome to beautiful, scenic New Fairfield, Connecticut
Small town New England charm
Incorporated in 1740, New Fairfield was divided in 1742 into what are now the towns of New Fairfield and Sherman. In the early 1900’s, Candlewood Lake was formed, and New Fairfield and the surrounding areas became a popular summer vacation destination. Gradually over the years, and especially after World War II, people began building permanent homes in the area, and New Fairfield’s population of full-time residents gradually increases to this day.
Today, New Fairfield is a quiet, scenic community of about 14,000 residents. Residents live in a mix of mid-century ranch homes, lakefront communities, a few remaining antique farmhouses, and a spattering of small new-home subdivisions. There are also a limited number of active-adult townhome communities in the town. Home prices range from the $200,000’s to multi-million dollar lakefront estates.
With Candlewood Lake and Squantz Pond State Park, recreational activities abound in New Fairfield, including boating, swimming and fishing in the summers, and skating and ice-fishing in the winters. The Hidden Valley Nature Center on Gillotti Road provides easy-access hiking trails environmental education programming for families. The town center includes the town hall, school district offices and several shopping areas including restaurants, shops and a supermarket. Not far from the town center, New Fairfield is developing a new Senior Center and an adjacent museum district featuring historic landmark homes that will serve as a town museum.
Schools in New Fairfield include:
Consolidated School for pre-k through 2nd grade
Meeting House Hill School for grades 3-5
New Fairfield Middle School for grades 6-8
New Fairfield High School for grades 9-12.
All schools are located along Gillotti Road, just up the road from the town center.
Important Phone Numbers:
New Fairfield Town Hall: 203.312.5616
New Fairfield Tax Assessor: 203.312.5625
Consolidated School: 203.312.5940
Meeting House Hill School: 203.312.5905
New Fairfield Middle School: 203.312.5885
New Fairfield High School: 203.312.5805
Contact Don today for more information about buying or selling a home in New Fairfield.