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Spotlight New Milford, CT. Our beautiful village center.

Litchfield County Connecticut, Spotlight on New Milford Downtown Area.

Distinctly Downtown New Milford CT

I love New Milford at any time of year. I am not sure which part of New Milford makes it so special, I think it is all the parts as a whole. But I am particularly fond of the downtown area. The phrase "quintessential New England" comes to mind! I have read that it is perhaps the most beautiful Village Green in Connecticut. I venture to say all of New England! I could be bragging, but I doubt it. 

We use our Village Green! It's not just for show. 

Distinctly Downtown New Milford CTThe local downtown business community has banded together and come up with a new twist, "Distinctly Downtown". I don't need the banners and signs to let me know how wonderful our downtown area is. I have lived in the downtown area, I work downtown, I have shopped, dined, gone to a movie, enjoyed a coffee, sat on the green and people watched, I have enjoyed many a Village Fair Days here on the green, I love the Christmas Trees and the atmosphere during the holiday season, my office hosts the Hayride on the Green and visit with Santa, I come down here to enjoy the fireworks, free concerts, Halloween Trunk or Treat, the list goes on and on and on and on. 

For all you history buffs, our New Milford Town Hall, located on the corner of Main & Church Street, was where Roger Sherman's house stood. In case you aren't aware, Roger Sherman is the ONLY person to have signed all 5 founding documents of the United States. The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Articles of Association and the Constitution of the United States. He also represented New Milford as both a Congressman and Senator while he lived here. 

New Milford is the largest town area-wise in Connecticut at 64 square miles. Coming up Route 7 along the New York border, New Milford is the first town in Litchfield County and often referred to as "the gateway to the Litchfield Hills". There is breathtaking beauty everywhere, each part of New Milford has its own distinct flavor to enjoy. 

  • Candlewood Lake provides swimming, boating and fishing.
  • The Housatonic River joins Lake Lillinonah for fishing, boating, crew and canoeing
  • Northern New Milford has some of the most spectacular farmland views around. 
  • We have hiking trails all over throughout the area. 
  • Mindblowing fall foliage all over town.
  • The list goes on and on!

But the real crown jewel is our downtown area. Rich in history and newly revitalized there is so much to enjoy. Want an evening out? Try dinner at one of our many fantastic restaurants then wander over to Bank Street Theater to take in a movie. Or perhaps you want to see a theatrical production after dinner. You can walk over to TheatreWorks and catch a show. Get here on a Saturday morning and you can shop the Farmers Market at the north end of the green. We might even be using the rest of the green like we are today for fun at the Teddy Bear Festival. 

You never know who or what you will see here. From famous actors and actresses who live here, to Smokey The Bear, who I ran into today!

Arts, crafts, food, entertainment, shopping for clothes, jewelry, books, get your hair done, have a mani-pedi, replenish your olive oil supply, get the dog some really great treats, and of course, purchase a new home here in New Milford! Stop by our office on the green at 27 Main Street to meet your new home. I would be happy to show you why I love New Milford and why you will too! 

New Milford, CT is truly a destination and our village green makes it an even more special place to be! Don't take my word for it, come and see for yourself. In the meantime you can watch my short video of life in our downtown area. Please enjoy! I hope to see you walking around here soon.  

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 In case you want to see more of New Milford and surrounding areas, check out these videos.

High on the Ridge.

Take a trip to Southern Litchfield County

The Housatonic River

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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Litchfield County Regional Office,375 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776


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Comment balloon 10 commentsAndrea Swiedler • June 04 2016 08:20AM


Andrea New Milford is not only a beautiful little town, it is located on one of my favorite parts of the state.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 3 years ago

Andrea, it is a very unique downtown and after all the remodeling and work that has been done it really stands out

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 3 years ago


What a wonderful overview of New Milford! I hope you continue to share all that you love about this beautiful community, including photos and videos. Anyone looking to move to the area will love what you have to share!

We need to talk sometime!! Rain or shine. LOL


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

Hello Andrea ...

Wonderful post around your communities and great Localism post 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 3 years ago

Nover been to Connecticut Andrea Swiedler but I feel like I've stopped by for a visit.  Nice Blog! 

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) about 3 years ago

Good morning Andrea. Outstanding report, you know New Milford very well. You shared important information that can assist anyone interested in buying or selling.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 3 years ago

Good morning Andrea Swiedler , New Milford sounds like my kind of town. with a Norman Rockwell flair.  I prefer a small own atmosphere over the big cities.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 3 years ago

Your photos of New Milford represent Americana at its finest, Andrea!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

Andrea Swiedler Kudos on great post promoting New Milford, CT.  Next trip to New England we will visit your beautiful city and see for ourselves.  Thanks.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Hi, Andrea...thanks for sharing so much wonderful and informative information on New Milford, CT. I enjoyed your slideshow as well as your post. If this post doesn't get you some great google juice, I don't know what will. You make me want to come for a visit. 

Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 3 years ago