Sherman, 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.

One of Connecticut’s most sparsely settled areas, Sherman’s approximately 3,500 residents enjoy the unhurried pace of this quaint haven, where the town center consists of a library, post office, a few stores, and the Sherman Players’ Playhouse. Residents occupy an attractive blend of homes ranging from 200-year-old farmhouses to new custom-built classics. Candlewood Lake borders the southeastern portion of Sherman, attracting a seasonal population to its summer cottage and vacation residences. The town has a Town Meeting/Board of Selectmen form of government.

In the early 1920s, the old church on the Sherman Center Knoll of Greek revival architecture, originally built in 1837, was restored and became home to the Sherman Players. Since then, continual improvements to the property have enabled the Players to provide a steady stream of plays, workshops, film series, travelogues, and concerts to the community.

The Sherman Library, built in 1926, grew from a membership of 46 families, to an association that circulates more than 40,000 items each year. The library offers children’s programs, as well as adult book discussions, and monthly exhibitions of works by local artists.

Sherman is also home to many vibrant businesses, the Sherman Historical Society and a thriving youth sports program.