New Fairfield, Connecticut

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New Fairfield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 13,953 at the 2000 census. The town is considered part of the greater New York Metropolitan Area as it lies approximately 50 miles from New York City. New Fairfield is one of five towns that surround Candlewood Lake, once a summer resort destination, now mostly populated with many year-round homes in New Fairfield. Although, the lake at its more northern boundary of Sherman and New Milford still contains a large number of summer communities filled with residents from NYC and Western New England.

The town has one high school, New Fairfield High School, one middle school for grades 6 through 8, New Fairfield Middle School, one elementary school for grades 3 to 5, Meeting House Hill School, and a primary school for Kindergarten through grade 2, Consolidated School and a preschool/day care center, Bright Beginnings.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 25.1 square miles (64.9 km²), of which, 20.5 square miles (53.0 km²) of it is land and 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it (18.32%) is water.

Principal communities

  • Ball Pond
  • Candlewood Isle
  • Candlewood Knolls
  • Candlewood Shores
  • Knollcrest
  • New Fairfield center

Other minor named locales in the town are: Bogus Hill, Candlewood Hills, Hillyview Drive, Hollywyle Park, Inglenook, Joyce Hill, Locust Glen, Sail Harbor, and Lavelle Avenue.

The newer communities with larger houses can be found in Sail Harbor. Many communities have large houses with direct waterfront access to Candlewood Lake such as Sail Harbor, Candlewood Isle, and Bogus Hill. There has been many new subdivisions such as communities off Warwick Rd, Route 39/37, Pine Hill, Beaver Bog, Dick Fin, and Shortwoods Rd.


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