New Milford : Connecticut

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What it's Like to Retire in New Milford

New Milford is a small town of less than 7,000 (28,000 in the region) but one of the largest towns in terms of land area in the western part of Connecticut. It is in the beautiful area about Danbury on the northern shore of Lake Candlewood.  New Milford is home to the private Canterbury School. There are a lot of other extremely picturesque towns just to the north including Sharon, where wealthy New Yorkers tend to have weekend houses. Photo of old New Milford Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Hugh Manatee.
 

Where to Retire in New Milford and Home Prices

Retirees can live in town, in the beautiful hills around town, or in at least one active adult community.
The median price of a home in late 2013 was about $225,000 (City-data.com).

 

What is special about New Milford

New Milford is near Lake Candlewood which is quite a resort and cultural center. This is a beautiful part of the state.  There are many buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places. The house that inspired the novel and film, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, was built and still stands in the Merryall section of town (although the movie was not filmed here).
 

What is not special about New Milford

New Milford is a small town and homes are fairly expensive.
 

Who will like retirement in New Milford

People who want to retire to a rural part of Connecticut that is not too far from New York or Hartford might like it here.
 

Local economy is driven by

A lot of people in New Milford work somewhere else.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

New Milford is on the western edge of Connecticut in the center of the state.  Located on the Housatonic River, it is a short drive above Danbury. The average July high temperature is 84 and the average January high is 35 (the average low is 14). The wettest month is July (5").
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

New Milford has a well-funded library. The library got its start in 1796 as the Union Library. It became the New Milford Library in 1886. There are a dozen places on the National Registry of Historic Places.
 

Crime

Crime in New Milford is just under the national average.
 

Medical facilities

New Milford Hospital serves the community.  Danbury and Stamford Hospitals are nearby.
 

Transportation

New Milford is an hours drive from Bradley Airport or White Plains Airport.
 

Valuable Links

Wikipedia page for New Milford
New Milford Chamber of Commerce
 

What people are saying about New Milford

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Facts about NEW MILFORD
  • State: CT
  • Environment: Rural,Lake,Small Town,Biking Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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