Quality of Life
Whether you’re moving your business, your family, or both, quality of life will definitely play an important role in your decision.
Happy employees that love where they live result in a more engaged and productive workforce, making a big difference to your bottom line. And New Milford has plenty to offer.
New Milford’s downtown has a distinct New England feel with historic buildings, unique small businesses and the locally owned and operated Bank Street Theater. Adjacent to this area is the beautiful Village Green, which was established in 1707 and where a variety of community events take place including the weekly Farmer’s Market, Village Fair Days, weekly summer music concerts ranging from jazz to country, and the Halloween Trunk or Treat, to name a few.
A short distance from the downtown flows the Housatonic River. Efforts are underway to leverage recent improvements to the riverfront and bring recreational and economic benefits to the Town, similar to those that other communities have realized from connecting their downtown areas to a riverfront.
New Milford has a strong environmental stewardship presence and this focus has resulted in:
- Plentiful recreational facilities,
- 9,500 acres of open space, conserved farmland, numerous community and state parks,
- Over 24 miles of walking trails and 27 miles of dirt roads, many of which have been designated scenic roadways,
- A growing system of bikeways and trails. An engineering feasibility study and preliminary design has just been completed for a 13 mile Bike and River Trail connecting New Milford to Brookfield to the south and Kent to the north.
And you or your employees might find a place to call home on Candlewood Lake, Connecticut’s largest lake where New Milford residents enjoy direct access via both town and residential beaches. Lynn Deming Park, the town’s waterfront beach area and marina on Candlewood Lake, has just undergone a $1,200,000 improvement project.
This unique quality of life has made New Milford a haven for caring, friendly residents, artists, musicians, and summering families seeking refuge from the New York City throughout its history. It has a highly rated educational system with upgraded buildings and new state-of-the-art athletic turf fields.
And New Milford provides a myriad of housing choices, including kid-friendly suburban neighborhoods, converted historic buildings, and active adult communities; housing prices in New Milford are lower than the neighboring communities and significantly lower than lower Fairfield and West Chester Counties, while not forsaking charm and good taste.
Here you will find unsurpassed quality of life with New England small-town friendliness and charm.
Photos courtesy of the Greater New Milford Spectrum & John Hanna.