Charming New England village with historic Main Street nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
A quaint New England village nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, Ridgefield is best known for its charm, warmth, and understated sophistication. In 2022, ranked as one of the Top 10 "Best Places to Live in Connecticut" by Niche Media, this charming village exhibits broad appeal to young and established professionals, families and mature adults with its low crime rates, excellent school system and many social and community events offered throughout the year.
Founded in 1708, Ridgefield has a rich and deep history, with a myriad of opportunities for visitors and residents alike to experience at local areas of interest including the Keeler Tavern Museum, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Woodcock Nature Center and Lounsbury House, the town's Community Center for more than sixty years. Those in search of arts and entertainment have many options for enjoyment at the Ridgefield Playhouse, which regularly draws nationally acclaimed performers; A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) of Connecticut and The Prospector movie theatre, a non-profit dedicated to providing integrated employment to people with disabilities.
In the heart of downtown is Ridgefield's historic Main Street, featuring a variety of locally owned restaurants, boutiques, and shops. At town's center is Ballard Park, offering lush gardens, the Imagination Station children's playground and 5 acres of green space which serves as a gathering place for seasonal festivities and summer concerts. Opposite Main Street is the Ridgefield Public Library, a vital resource and community destination for more than 100 years.
Ridgefield Parks & Recreation offers a robust catalog of activities from adult fitness classes to aquatics, including an indoor pool and children's splash pad. At Founders Hall, adjacent to the main Parks & Recreation Center building, seniors are invited to establish connections with a variety of fitness, social and other programming. For active members of the community, Ridgefield offers a town skate park, extensive walking trails and Martin Park Beach, favorites during warmer months.
Whether seeking breathtaking scenery, tranquility or an enriched sense of community brimming with the conveniences of modern living, Ridgefield offers it all, within commuting distance to Stamford and New York City.
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