Scenic Charm. Ideal Location.
Established in 1711, Newtown is a scenic, charming New England town best known for its iconic 110 foot flagpole in the center of town. Located in Fairfield County, Newtown is sixty miles from New York City and 50 miles from Hartford, CT making it an ideal commuter location with easy access to Interstate 84, Routes 6, 302 and 25. Newtown is bordered on the south by Easton and Redding, on the north by Bridgewater and Southbury, on the east by Oxford and Monroe and on the west by Bethel and Brookfield.
A number of corporations call Newtown home including, Charter Communications, Curtis Packaging, Masonicare and The Taunton Press. Newtown’s location at the top of a scenic ridge in the Berkshire foothills affords residents with vast open spaces, a number of local parks, equestrian facilities, hiking trails and a golf course. There are also several lakes and other recreational activities available nearby.
The Newtown School District operates four elementary schools: Hawley School, Head O'Meadow School, Middle Gate School, and Sandy Hook Elementary School that serve grades K-4, Reed Intermediate School serving grades 5–6, Newtown Middle School serving grades 7–8, and Newtown High School serving grades 9–12. Newtown is also home to several private and parochial schools. In addition, there are over 40 colleges and universities within a 50 mile range of Newtown with more than a quarter of the population holding degrees of higher education.