This picturesque village features period architecture and traditional family homes on spacious lots.
Affectionately called the "Icebox of Connecticut" due to the cold temperatures and large snowfall amounts in the winter, Norfolk is a quiet rural community on the Massachusetts border. The town’s infamous winter weather conditions contribute to a hardy, humble and industrious vibe to the community.
Locally owned antique shops and a classic New England corner store provide shopping options for residents. Further shopping is available in nearby Torrington and Winsted.
Young residents attend grades K-6 at the Botelle Elementary School in town. Norfolk is part of Northwestern Regional School District 7, which provides quality middle and high schools for students from Norfolk, New Hartford, Barkhamsted and Colebrook.
The summer campus of the Yale University School of Music is located in Norfolk. The "Music Shed" provides a summer chamber concert music series. Norfolk offers residents three state parks with hiking, cross-country skiing, picnicking and fishing.