Welcome to Ridgefield

A beautiful, forested enclave nestled along the border of Westchester County, Ridgefield is home to 25,000 residents who enjoy a charming Main Street town center and a peaceful way of life centered on community and creativity. Here, you'll find Connecticut's first designated cultural arts district and more than 20 creative nonprofits, including bustling theaters, museums, a cinema, an orchestra and a dance conservatory.

Key Details


artistic, residential, equestrian, peaceful, welcoming


Commute Times
Grand Central 1hr. 30 min. by train, 1hr. 10 min. by car
LGA 1hr. 25min. by car
Westchester County Airport 40m. by car
East to West Redding to South Salem
North to South Danbury to Wilton
Nearby Neighborhoods North Salem; South Salem; Redding

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Verdant surroundings and a storybook downtown.

Covering roughly 30 square miles along the Westchester County border, Ridgefield is a peaceful oasis of lakes and forests anchored by a quaint Main Street and a renowned arts scene. Residents gather in the historic town center to enjoy upscale boutiques, fine restaurants and wonderful venues for art, theater, dance and film. Just a half-mile away, Danbury Road offers convenient national chains and a wealth of local services. Nestled along tree-lined country lanes, you'll find everything from grand equestrian estates to delightful summer cottages. There really is so much to love about Ridgefield.

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What to expect:
An impressive arts center that punches well above its weight class.

Named Connecticut's first cultural district by the state's Office of the Arts in May 2021, Ridgefield is justifiably proud of its extensive art and entertainment offerings. Within the modest dimensions of the town center, you'll find the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Theater Barn and ACT of Connecticut performing arts center, not to mention the highly regarded Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Conservatory of Dance and numerous historical landmarks. Nearly every day of the year, there's a performance or exhibit sure to entertain.

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The lifestyle:
A close-knit community driven by a fantastic quality of life.

In addition to the museums, galleries and theaters, Ridgefield residents are drawn together by a packed calendar of events. Each summer, the CHIRP concert series brings free, family-friendly musical performances to parks throughout the district. Home and garden shows, plant sales, fundraising galas, LGBTQ pride events, fun runs and golf tournaments fill the warm-weather calendar, while the winter season brings The Holiday Stroll, tree lighting, Taste of Ridgefield and more.

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Unexpected appeal:
Outstanding accessibility to nearby cities and vacation getaways.

You may be tempted to never leave Ridgefield with its spectacular arts, events, shopping and dining. But that would mean missing out on its excellent proximity to some of the tri-state's best attractions. Connecticut's largest cities and legendary beaches are within easy reach. Located just 60 miles from Midtown Manhattan, Ridgefield is just an hour away from the city by car and accessible via the nearby Branchville train station or Westchester's Katonah station. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, Ridgefield also provides easy access to great skiing and mountain getaways.

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The market:
Exceptionally strong with low inventory and perennial buyer interest.

With all it offers, it's no surprise that Ridgefield is in high demand among prospective buyers. While there are some multifamily properties in the area, the inventory primarily consists of upscale single-family homes, including multimillion-dollar horse farms, grand waterfront estates, country cottages and historic colonials with easy access to Main Street. As an added incentive, Ridgefield delivers an exceptional quality of life and top-rated schools at a much lower tax rate than neighboring Westchester.

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You'll fall in love with:
The breathtaking natural beauty and abundant outdoor space.

Remarkable Ridgefield is a sanctuary for those who wish to live among fresh air and trees. Seven beautiful lakes dot the forested landscape, while lush preserves and parks provide space for hiking and solitude. Off Main Street, centerpiece Ballard Park is home to the iconic Ridgefield Fountain and formal gardens. Take advantage of nearby golf courses or spend the afternoon at Martin Beach Park, while numerous fields, courts, a skate park and a dog park cater to every outdoor activity imaginable.

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