Newtown is a scenic “small town” located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut, about sixty miles from New York City. 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. Newtown is traversed by Interstate 84, U.S. routes 6 and 302 and Connecticut routes 25 and 34. Newtown was established in 1711 and is comprised of the Borough, Sandy Hook, Hawleyville, Botsford and Dodgingtown “neighborhoods” 

Newtown has two town-owned parks: Treadwell and Dickinson Parks. Both parks have activities including tennis, swimming on one premise and a skate park on the other,hiking and organized team sports. In addition, there is the Housatonic River, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, Collis P.Huntington State Park and Paugauseett State Forest offering breathtaking settings for the nature enthusiast & hikers. The teen and senior centers host programs and social events. 

Newtown also has two private country clubs feature Challenging 9-hole courses. There is the recently constructed Newtown Youth Academy offering technologically advanced sports for kids and adults alike with future expansion coming. The Community Center is a multigenerational hub that enhances the community by promoting social interaction, health a wellness, creative opportunities, and personal growth.


60.38 square miles


27,865 (2016)


Cyrenius Booth Library 25 Main Street Newtown, CT 06470 203-426-4533


3 Primrose Street Newtown, CT 06470 203-270-4291



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Historic Main Street

Our famous flagpole is an icon in the community for over 140 years located on Main Street. This stately flagpole with its town seal “the rooster weathervane”, oversees many of the yearly events which grace Newtown’s historic Main Street. Come celebrate the end of summer at the Newtown Labor Day Parade. Join in as participants from around the region entertain over 5,000 onlookers. Halloween is another day of celebration on Main Street. Privately owned historic homes bring out the candy, pumpkins and ghouls as over 2,000 children go door-to-door for tricks and treats! The holiday season isn’t complete until the annual Tree Lighting. Luminaries line Main Street and surround historic Ram Pasture, a magical scene reflected in Hawley Pond. Also on Main Street is the Edmond Town Hall showing second-run movies for a few dollars. 

Newtown Public Schools is a school district in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of 2017 it contained seven schools, with a total enrollment of 5298. Newtown prides itself on a highly regarded school system, which includes excellent public, private and parochial options. In 2011, Connecticut Magazine ranked Newtown No 4 of 26 Connecticut cities with a population between 25,000 and 50,000.


Ferris Acres Creamery
Edmond Town Hall Theater
Paugussett State Forest
EverWonder Museum
Rocky Glen State Park
Rowanwood Farm
Sticks and Stones Farm


My Place
Fig’s Wood Fired Bistro
Red Rooster Pub
Fusion 25
Sale e Pepe
Foundry Kitchen & Tavern
Marigold’s on Main
Café Xpresso
Nouveau Monde Wine Bar
Blue Colony Diner
Mexicali Rose
Boost Bowls
Reverie Brewing Company
Newsylum Brewing Co
Aquila’s Nest Vineyards

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