at a Glance
Ridgefield is a beautiful, colonial town of approximately 24,300 people in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in central Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The town was founded in 1708 when about 30 families from Long Island Sound settlements bought these uplands from the Ramapoo Indians. Since then, Ridgefield has had a rich history that includes such personalities as Benedict Arnold, who fought here, and Eugene O'Neill, who wrote here.
The town is famed for its handsome Main Street, which stretches more than a mile long and is lined with stately homes, museums, and shops.
Connecticut Magazine regularly ranks Ridgefield highest in quality of life, based on its schools, and scope of services. Even its dining is world-class; for nearly a century, the town has been famous for its excellent restaurants, from country inns to modern bistros.
- Official Town Hall website
- The Ridgefield Press
- Family Guide
- New Neighbors
- Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce
- Ridgefield Public Schools
- Ridgefield Library
- Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield
- Ridgefield Continuing Education
- Ridgefield Theatre Barn
- Concert Happenings in Ridgefield Parks “C.H.I.R.P”
- Keeler Tavern Museum
- Ridgefield Playhouse
- Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
- Ridgefield Historical Society