Newtown Connecticut

First known by the Indian name of Potatuck, Newtown is a community filled with beautifully restored 18th century homes. A stroll down Main Street might conclude with ice cream at a 200-year-old general store, or at any number of destinations featured on the National Registry of Historic Places. Landmarks include the liberty pole first erected in 1876; The Newton Bee, a newspaper in business since 1877, and the rooster weathervane crowning the Congregational Church, reportedly a favorite target of French soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Over the years, the town has maintained the rural character and picturesque charm of its prized location above a scenic ridge, offering country living balanced with modern ideas.

Population:
25,031
Government:
Town Meeting – Board of Selectmen (3)
Area:
60.38square miles
Mill Rate:
28.10
Distance:
NYC – 60 miles
Real Estate:
95% residential; 5% commission
Avg. Sold Price:
10/07/07 – CMLS, Single Family Residences
$538,118
Public Services:
“The Garage” Teen Center, Recycling Center, Senior Housing,
SweetHART, door to door services for seniors and people with
Disabilities, Cyrenius H. Booth Library

Police Dept.:
43 sworn officers, 2 special
Fire Dept.:
5 Stations, all volunteer
Houses of Worship:
Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Baptist, Congregational, Presbyterian,
Methodist, Lutheran, Church of Latter Day Saints
Recreation:
Dickinson Memorial Park (29 acres) offering 5 tennis courts, basket ball court, softball field, 2 playgrounds, swimming pool, kiddy pool, picnicking facilities, ice skating and hockey pond with warming hut and pavilion; Treadwell Memorial Park (52 acres) with 25-meter pool, 4 tennis courts, basketball court, pavilion, soccer field, baseball/softball field. Two private golf courses, Fairfield County Hunt Club, additional passive recreation parks, Lake Lillinoah with boat launch and picnic facilities. Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve – 86 acres. Newtown Friends of Music at Edmond Town Hall, Meeting House Art Gallery.
Medical Facilities:
Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital
Shopping:
Sand Hill Plaza, Big Y Shopping Center; Danbury Mall, Waterbury Mall
Schools:
4 Elementary Schools, 1 Intermediate School, 1 Middle School, 1 High School