New Fairfield is known for its excellent schools, reasonable taxes, good recreational facilities, and great commuting routes to Westchester and lower Fairfield County. Located on the shore of Lake Candlewood, it is a place of uncommon natural beauty in all seasons.
Located on the New York border, with the City of Danbury to the south, the Town of Sherman to the north, and Candlewood Lake to the east, New Fairfield is a community of approximately 14,000 residents, and 25.1 square miles. It was incorporated in 1740. It is the home of Squantz Pond State Park and Candlewood Lake. It is a well known summer vacation community. Major commuting routes include State Routes 37 and 39 and Milltown Road from New York State.