Looking for a hometown that covers all the bases regarding quality of life? Think of Ridgefield Connecticut’s #1 Town according to Connecticut Magazine Nov 2013.
When you think of an American “hometown” what comes to mind?¬† A lovely downtown street with shops and restaurants?¬† A community with a reputation for civic mindedness?¬† Great schools as rated by any number of authorities?¬† The article that you can read here gives you the statistics.¬† But there are a lot of other reasons that Ridgefield has earned this rating.
How about events that involve large segments of the community: sidewalk sales, Holiday Strolls, Halloween Walks, Spring Fling events, 4th of July Fireworks and often a military band to entertain, a famous Memorial Day parade with virtually every resident under the age of 18 marching along with Veterans and other community organizations.
Ridgefield is a great town to put down roots.¬† It’s small enough to have a lot of interaction among various groups, and large enough that you can’t possibly know everyone in town.¬† And yet, it’s likely that once you’ve been here for a year or so, you’ll know someone who knows someone.¬† The circles are comfortably close.¬† Full of iconic sites, Ridgefield has been home to many well known characters since its founding in 1708.¬† Yes, it is a pre-revolutionary, truly colonial town with a great sense of history.¬† Its beautiful Community Center is the Lounsbury House, once the home of a Governor of Connecticut.
Why would you choose to live in Ridgefield?¬† Well, it’s just an hour from New York City by car or commuter train.¬† It’s situated at the very edge of New England and enjoys lots of beautifully designed residences from the 18th Century to the 21st Century.¬† And the residents recognize what a special piece of the world Ridgefield is.¬† As you see in the article, Ridgefield rates #1 in “Community Engagement”.¬† That’s always been my favorite piece about living here.¬† People are involved and engaged in making Ridgefield a magnificent hometown.
Whether it’s the Ridgefield Library, the Symphony Orchestra, Keeler Tavern or one of the many community clubs or groups, Ridgefield offers newcomers and long-time residents a magnificent place to call “home.”