Bethel is a small New England town located in the Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut. The town offers the advantage of being only 60 miles from New York City, with its busy and energetic lifestyle, as well as very close to the countryside, within minutes from the rural parts of Connecticut.
Founded around 1700, Bethel was a parish of Danbury for over 96 years and it was mainly a self-sufficient farming community. The first Bethel houses were built in the 1730s or 1740s, and can be found at 27 Grassy Plain Street and 63 Grassy Plain Street. Since then, the town has bloomed and even though it is rather small, Bethel is one of the places you can fall in love with quickly. The town also has a historic district- the Greenwood Avenue Historic District. This is the commercial center of the town and it features a variety of architectural styles- from Greek revival to Victorian styles, and the early 20th century influences, the buildings in Bethel center represent a part of small town American architecture history. The area includes various shops, restaurants, a public library, a church and a former opera house.
Whether you want to go for a stroll or a hike, shop for fresh fruit and vegetables at the Farmers Market, or even enjoy the wonderful sights over the beautiful woods and fields, you can do it without giving it much thought. Bethel is a unique small town with a friendly community and incredible parks and open spaces. In addition, the town has a very low crime rate, and it offers great education opportunities.
The town of Bethel is a family oriented place, with beautiful landscapes, interesting traditions and friendly people. It is a town where one can enjoy the beauty and serenity that nature has to offer, but also feel the pulse of a modern and energetic lifestyle.