Candlewood Lake CT Towns

Candlewood Lake is bordered by five towns; Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman.

These towns are steeped in New England history, and each offers unique lifestyle characteristics to any prospective home buyer.

Scan the summaries below, then visit my individual town pages to learn more about their respective communities, properties for sale, quick reference links and more…


A thriving community for most of its history with stagecoach stops, railroad stations, taverns, hotels, mills, factories, farms, and shops, Brookfield today is one of the fastest growing communities in the Greater New Milford area.

Brookfield CT Homes for Sale | Real Estate Guide


Nestled in northern Fairfield County at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains, Danbury lies next to the New York State border and is often referred to as the “Gateway to New England”.  The hub of the Housatonic Valley Region and its close proximity to metropolitan centers, natural surroundings, many lakes and ponds, excellent school systems, cultural opportunities, healthcare facilities, low crime rate, quality of life, and real estate values makes this a wonderful place to call home.

Danbury CT Homes for Sale | Real Estate Guide


In 1724, a dozen citizens of Fairfield met with Squantz, Chief of the Schaghticoke Indians, and agreed on terms of purchase for this 32,000-acre tract for the equivalent of $300.00.  Originally two miles wider, the territory had been narrowed by cession from Connecticut to New York in a boundary accord of 1683.  Due to its great length, the Town was divided roughly in half in 1802 when the northern portion separated to form the Town of Sherman.

New Fairfield Homes for Sale | Real Estate Guide


Think of New Milford and the quintessential New England village green comes to mind.  Village life today is centered on the green much as it was 100 years ago.  The town’s most loved and biggest community event is the Annual Village Fair Days, held each July on the green.

Local merchants, community organizations, and special groups set up shop along the green for two days of fun.  Traditional events are the Rotten Sneaker Contest, Kid’s Fun Run, and Men’s Best Leg Contest.  The festivities also include antiques, crafts, fine art, and mouth-watering treats.

New Milford CT Homes for Sale | Real Estate Guide


Situated in the foothills of the Berkshires, Sherman’s picturesque rural New England ambiance seems untouched by the many years that have passed since Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, lived and worked as a shoemaker there, in what was then called New Fairfield.  Still, heavily wooded ridges separated by historic farms run parallel courses through the 23.6 square miles of the long and narrow town.  Many old stonewalls attest to the agrarian past of its richly historic location; it is a peaceful retreat where the Appalachian Trail, an ancient Native American walking path, is still in evidence today.

Sherman CT Homes for Sale | Real Estate Guide