Ridgefield, a beautiful, colonial town nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, can easily be described as “the little town that time forgot”. Established in 1709, encompassing Branchville, Titicus, & Ridgebury, Ridgefield is the perfect blend of New England small town charm, combined with America’s modern day tastes. Year after year Connecticut Magazine ranks Ridgefield #1 when taking into consideration quality of life, schools, restaurants, low crime rate, cultural offerings and scope of services. All these reasons are important factors when looking for homes for sale in CT, and Ridgefield proudly offers them all (and so much more!)
The town’s school system is considered among the finest in a state known for fine schools. If you are looking for a family friendly community that’s tight knit and proud to support its heritage, Ridgefield is the place for you!
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The exceptional educational system is often a key driver for many families searching homes for sale in Ridgefield. Ridgefield’s award winning public schools encompass Branchville, Barlow Mountain, Scotland, Farmingville, Veteran’s Park and Ridgebury Elementary schools, Scotts Ridge and East Ridge Middle schools, and Ridgefield High School. The high school features an incredible athletic campus supporting the many high school and community sports teams the area is known for. Ridgefield Academy offers a wonderful private option, while religious education is also available.
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Ridgefield prides itself on community involvement. Everywhere you look there are opportunities to support small businesses, charities, causes and communities including charitable 5K runs, community theater programs, volunteer fundraisers and neighborhood tag sales. The Ridgefield Playhouse attracts high caliber entertainment from the music and arts world, and The Prospector movie theatre is recognized throughout the country as a blueprint for creating meaningful employment for adults with disabilities. The Ridgefield Community Center, Boys and Girls Club and numerous sports teams allow for ample participation in athletic pursuits. The lakes and winding roads provide beautiful backdrops for hiking, biking and jogging and landmarks like the Woodcock Nature Center, The Hickories, The Ridgefield Public Library and numerous ball fields, tennis courts and swimming pools, provide unique experiences. History is preserved through the Keeler Tavern experience and the Main Street Historical Walk, while modern art also gets a boost at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Ridgefield retailers provide all the services of a major urban center and the quaint businesses lining Main Street throwback to a bygone era. Five Star restaurants, equestrian centers, golf courses and the Silver Spring Country Club provide ample opportunities to mix business with pleasure.
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Ridgefield to NYC
Ridgefield commuters have numerous options when commuting to New York City. Katonah train station, serviced via town shuttle, and Branchville train station are good options for commuting from southern Ridgefield, while north-end commuters may favor Goldens Bridge or Purdys.
Metro-North Harlem Line Schedule
New York City commuters can either travel via Katonah, Goldens Bridge or Purdys train stations. Katonah, while offering the shortest train ride, is often inconvenient for parking, but the HART shuttle operates from Main Street to the Katonah train station daily. Goldens Bridge, one stop north of Katonah, offers ample parking and is also frequented by Ridgefield commuters. For people living in the north end of the town, Purdys train station, off Route 116, is another good option. Ticket machines are available and the fare to GCT from both stations is $11.50 one-way peak, $8.75 one-way off-peak, $251 monthly. Parking at Katonah and Goldens Bridge is handled by Allright Corp at 888-682-PARK.
Metro-North New Haven Schedule
You can also choose to use the Branchville train station off Route 7 in Ridgefield, located about five minutes down Branchville Road from the center of town. There are no ticket machines. The fare to GCT is $14.25 one-way peak, $10.75 one-way off-peak, $308 monthly. Parking is handled by the Town of Ridgefield (203-431-2700). There is a wheelchair ramp to the platform. The station is served by Westport Star Taxi (227-3063). Call in advance.
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