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My new perspective on downtown New Milford, CT!

The village green in New Milford has been so busy lately!

New Milford CT bandstandSo much has been going on here in New Milford, right outside our office windows. First, the building in our office has a whole new look and it is amazing! (no photo for you yet, sorry). The building next door, the old Sloan's pharmacy is getting their face lift both inside and out and boy oh boy is it shaping up.

The activity level on the green itself is heating up in anticipation of Village Fair Days (next weekend), planning for electricity and tents, etc. Everyone is very, very busy.

And of course there is the usual, people coming and going, enjoying the shops and restaurants downtown. I love having our office here!

Yesterday I got a whole new perspective on the downtown area. Despite the oppressive heat and my very large and unreasonable fear of heights, I went with Rich and Liddy to see the view from the rooftop of the building next door, courtesy the building manager.

I clung and hung on for dear life as we climbed the stairs and looked out.

It was unfortunate that on the first building that overlooks Bank Street I couldn't step off the rooftop patio and get a better view. Rich took my camera and got a shot or two, but not seeing or shooting it yourself is not good in my book...

We went to the roof top on the old Sloan's building from there and I forced myself out fairly far. I was looking at (I know, it's not that high up, but with nothing between me and the ground below it is a horrifying experience for me. Perhaps next time I will make it even farther!)

Proof positive, I have a new perspective on downtown New Milford, and it was up higher than I was comfortable with!

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Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comment balloon 11 commentsAndrea Swiedler • July 20 2013 09:05AM


Hi Andrea, nice to hear that you have such a vibrant downtown area.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) over 5 years ago

Very have invited people to discover what you saw.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 5 years ago

Very nice Andrea scene of the prep of the village fair

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 5 years ago

I'm totally jealous.  Our office has walk in traffic (actually drive in traffic) because we are near the lake.  But I do sometimes wish I though we could get this kind of traffic in town... so I could pop out for a quick lunch or shopping spree.  The closest convenience store is 15 minutes from my office.  Oh well.  Can't wait for the office photos.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 5 years ago

Andrea, I am with you, I don't do well on roof tops.  There is a good reason why I ware shoes with a very low heal on them ..... LOL

Sounds like New Milford is really shaping up, I may have to take a ride out there to see.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 5 years ago

Andrea-Being high over all the buildings definitely gives you a new perspective even if it is a scary one. Glad your area is prospering. Enjoy your evening.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 5 years ago

Andrea, I'm with you on the height's thing, I like a full slab of asphalt or concrete under my feet

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 5 years ago

Thanks all, it was so hard for me to step out on the roof tops, but I so wanted to see and get at least one photo! I have plans to try again and get more... if not, Rich is always willing to do what it takes to get off the perfect shot, LOL. I prefer ground floor, feet on the ground.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 5 years ago

News Flash!!  Any thing over the height of a folded Sunday newspaper is HIGH!

My grandfather used to say he got dizzy reaching up to wind the grandfather clock on the mantle.

I get nauseous simply looking at a bridge.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Lenn, oh you are so right! When I have to step up on the window ledge of our office windows, which is more like a window seat, that combined with the feeling of nothing in front of me because of the glass, throws me off all day!!! I have a very difficult time in homes that have those catwalks, the open on both sides hallways upstairs!!!! And yes, standing on a folded Sunday newspaper, let alone a bridge!!!!!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 5 years ago

I was surprised once by a new high bridge over the Severn River in Annapolis.  I had driven the old draw bridge and was expecting that.  When I got close, I saw a new bridge with a high span for sail boats to go under. 

I froze and called AAA to come and rescue me.  They were so sweet.  Drive me across the bridge.  I took a land route home. 

I have about a million circuitious route in my area to avoid bridges.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 5 years ago