Quintessential New England
Settled in 1708, Ridgefield is situated in southwestern Connecticut along the New York border. Regularly ranked as the state’s “Number One Town” by Connecticut Magazine, Ridgefield is the quintessential New England town steeped in rural rustic charm and elegant architecture. The town’s historic Main Street, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is well known for its excellent restaurants, trendy shops and world class entertainment venues. Ridgefield boasts a high quality of life, low crime rate and one of the best school systems in the state.
An ideal commuter location, Ridgefield is about an hour’s train ride to New York City and a short commute to lower Fairfield County and Westchester County, NY. A Metro North train station is located in the Branchville section of Ridgefield along the Route 7 corridor, which provides easy access to lower Fairfield County.
Ridgefield has nine public schools and two private schools: Public schools include: Veterans Park Elementary , Branchville Elementary, Farmingville Elementary, Scotland Elementary, Barlow Mountain Elementary, Ridgebury Elementary, Scotts Ridge Middle School, East Ridge Middle School and Ridgefield High School. There are also various private schools, preschools and a Montessori school. Western Connecticut State University is located minutes away in Danbury and there over 40 colleges and universities within a 50 mile radius with more than three quarters of the adult population holding degrees of higher education.