Rich in New England charm, New Milford is a delightful town with pleasant neighborhoods and active community spirit.
By area, New Milford is the largest town in Connecticut at nearly 62 square miles. Close by are urban centers including Danbury and Waterbury. The main highways in town are Route 7 and Route 202.
Surrounded by natural beauty, New Milford homes are set on spacious lots. Architectural styles and sizes include historic structures, clean-lined contemporaries, traditional single-family homes and condominium complexes. Dotting the shores of Candlewood Lake are summer cottages. Gracious period homes are featured on the town green, many of which are now used as offices. Downtown are located boutiques, antiques shops and fine restaurants.
Various movies have been filmed in New Milford including Halloween II, Retribution, Mr. Deeds, All Good Things, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Seepage. In addition, the house that inspired the 1946 novel and 1948 film, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, still stands in the Merryall section of town.
New Milford has a modern high school with extensive athletic facilities. The private Canterbury School is a well-known Roman Catholic boarding school offering cultural and athletic events for the community to enjoy. The Jose M. Ferrer Memorial Carillon is featured in the school's chapel.
A variety of theaters, museums and galleries celebrate the arts and history of town. The Village Fair Days Festival occurs yearly with traditional crafts, music, food and attracts crowds from across the region. The Elliot Pratt Nature Center delights nature lovers in the vast areas of unspoiled land for hiking, picnicking and wildlife study while The Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp is an educational summer camp located in town.