Modern convenience with scenic beauty and ample recreational options for a dynamic living experience

Welcome to New Milford

New Milford, Connecticut, is a picturesque town that offers the charm of a small New England village with the amenities of modern living. Located in the southern part of Litchfield County, New Milford is desirable for those seeking life in a laid-back natural setting.
Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the town boasts lush forests, winding roads, and some of the most beautiful views in the area. With a population of around 30,000, the town offers a tranquil yet exciting lifestyle. Despite its small size, New Milford has numerous shops and restaurants, museums, art galleries, theaters, and other entertainment destinations.
The proximity of New Milford to New York City and other major cities makes it an ideal place to live and work. Although it is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the state, real estate prices in the area remain among the lowest in Western Connecticut. Whether you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty or to experience community events, New Milford is a great choice.

What to Love

  • Beautiful landscape
  • Quaint downtown with local shops and outdoor events
  • An active, artistic community

Local Lifestyle

Aside from modern-day conveniences, New Milford also offers plenty of traditional activities. Gather friends and family for a stroll down Main Street to explore boutique stores and eateries. Grab a farm-to-table brunch and continue your journey by swinging by the historic Village Green, the community's centerpiece, for events like the farmers’ market, which features local produce and artisanal goods.
The town offers abundant outdoor activities, from camping and fishing in the nearby lakes and rivers to hiking and biking in the area's superb parks and trails. History buffs will find plenty of opportunities to explore and learn as New Milford is home to historical sites such as the 18th century Hopkins Farmhouse and the 1760 John Hancock Boardman House.
With convenient locations to major retail spots and historic sites, New Milford offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a luxurious estate in the country, an opportunity to explore nature, or a chance to shop and enjoy fine dining, New Milford is the best place to call home.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

New Milford's downtown area features many unique shops, restaurants, and galleries, allowing visitors and residents to enjoy various activities. Yoko Kitchen is New Milford’s answer to irresistible Asian cuisine. Dumplings, noodles, and everything you can imagine are better on their outdoor patio. Enjoy fine-Italian cuisine at Italia Mia Restaurant & Pizzeria, a New Milford favorite. Lucia Ristorante is where you go to let loose and enjoy the company of the town’s locals. The rustic atmosphere is welcoming for those nights you just need to relax with a cold beer in a cozy atmosphere.
New Milford has its brand of high-end shopping. Improve your ensemble at Compass Rose, or take a walk around town at any of the locally owned storefronts.

Things to Do

For those interested in the arts, the town is home to several leading music and drama organizations, including the New Milford Opera and Ballet Dancers of Connecticut at Theater Works. Or, catch a classic film at the historical Bank Street Theater.
Harrybrooke Park is a good gathering place where many of the town’s residents discuss local happenings. If you prefer to get to know your neighbors in a more formal setting, then Candlewood Valley Country Club hosts annual social events and sports at an excellent golf course admiring the town’s native scenery.


New Milford is home to world-renowned academic institutions. The area’s most notable institutions include:

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Overview for NEW MILFORD, CT

27,043 people live in NEW MILFORD, where the median age is 42.7 and the average individual income is $45,738. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for NEW MILFORD, CT

NEW MILFORD has 10,297 households, with an average household size of 2.6. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in NEW MILFORD do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,043 people call NEW MILFORD home. The population density is 480.93 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.99 / 53.01%

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Schools in NEW MILFORD, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby NEW MILFORD. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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New Milford High School
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Northville Elementary School
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Schaghticoke Middle School
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Sarah Noble Intermediate School
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