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About the Lifestyle in Town

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Newtown is a small town in Fairfield County, located almost sixty miles from New York City. A bedroom community for Danbury and Bridgeport, the town grows at a fast pace while still maintaining its New England charm. The picturesque Newtown was incorporated in 1711, on land bought from the Pohtatuck Indians in 1708. One year after the purchase, portions of land (4 acres) were given to young farmers who moved in the area and put the basis of the future town development by raising cattles, growing vegetables, and building saw and grist mills along the Potatuck River.

Before the Revolutionary War, the population of Newtown grew rather slowly, but after the war many manufacturing facilities were available in town; from hats, buttons and combs to furniture, fire hoses, and tea bags, Newtown grew into an active and busy community. In the 19th century, the town witnessed an unprecedented manufacturing boom with the New York Belting and Packing Company, but in the early 20th century the town turned to agriculture once more, as the manufacturing was in decline. Today, Newtown offers all the facilities necessary for a carefree and modern existence, providing great recreational activities and facilities to make residents’ life comfortable.

Newtown is known for its competitive educational system that offers superior programs and courses. When it comes to recreational activities and facilities, Newtown offers three recreational areas administered by the town: Dickinson Park with a pool, ball fields, tennis courts, ice skating, and picnic areas, Treadwell Park offering soccer and softball fields, a pool, tennis courts and plenty of open space, and Lake Lillinonah Park which has a boat ramp, fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities, and it is open only for residents.

Newtown is a wonderful small town with gorgeous landscapes and open spaces that allow you to relax and just get away from the daily monotony, while at the same time gives you access to the more lively and full of action side of Fairfield County.

Newtown Demographic Details:

  • Area: 58
  • Population: 27,234
  • Households: 8,528
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Areas and Neighborhoods

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Newtown CT Hattertown

Named for its hat-manufacturing trade, this area is located close to Huntington State Park in Redding, perfect for those who love the outdoors!

  • 35Homes
  • $765KAvg Price
  • 3,855Avg SqFt
  • 1985Avg Year
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Newtown CT Borough

This area of town is great for those who love the outdoors, as it is close to Taunton Pond, Dickinson Memorial State Park, and Newtown Country Club.

  • 22Homes
  • $580KAvg Price
  • 3,407Avg SqFt
  • 1944Avg Year
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Newtown CT Dodgingtown

Located just next door to Huntington State Park in Redding, this area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • 17Homes
  • $562KAvg Price
  • 3,313Avg SqFt
  • 1964Avg Year
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Newtown CT Taunton

This beautiful neighborhood surrounds Taunton Pond, where many homes have water views. Fishing is also allowed here year around.

  • 17Homes
  • $561KAvg Price
  • 3,126Avg SqFt
  • 1955Avg Year
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Newtown CT Hawleyville

This friendly community features a variety of affordable homes and three condominiums.

  • 34Homes
  • $439KAvg Price
  • 2,594Avg SqFt
  • 1988Avg Year
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Newtown CT Sandy Hook

This neighborhood has a variety of landmarks and parks, and also features a vineyard and marina.

  • 75Homes
  • $406KAvg Price
  • 2,671Avg SqFt
  • 1961Avg Year
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Condominium Complexes

Newtown CT Liberty at Newtown

Conveniently located just minutes from the center of town, this adult condominium community offers residents a pool, clubhouse, and healthclub.

  • 2Homes
  • $370KAvg Price
  • 1,945Avg SqFt
  • 2004Avg Year
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Newtown CT Newtown Woods

This adult community offers beautiful, one floor townhomes that are convenient to Route 84.

  • 14Homes
  • $362KAvg Price
  • 1,659Avg SqFt
  • 2017Avg Year
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Newtown CT Riverbend

These ranch style condominiums are close to Candlewood Lake, shops and restaurants, as well as major freeways.

  • 1Homes
  • $320KAvg Price
  • 1,402Avg SqFt
  • 1987Avg Year
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Newtown CT Riverview

These private and well maintained townhomes are located close to a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as major highways.

  • 3Homes
  • $191KAvg Price
  • 1,204Avg SqFt
  • 1987Avg Year
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