New Milford is located in Litchfield County on the western border of Connecticut in the beautiful Housatonic Valley a few miles north of the region’s major highway, Interstate I-84, and approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Manhattan. It is the largest town by area in the state of Connecticut consisting of approximately 64 square miles.
With nationally recognized corporations, improving infrastructure, low operating costs and a vibrant economy New Milford is growing every day. Recent improvements to Connecticut’s Route 7 corridor has doubled the road capacity providing easier access to Interstate 84 and added exposure to local businesses resulting in increased population, new industry growth and retail expansion. As a result of the growing population, New Milford built a brand new high school to accommodate its increasing student populace.
40,000 vehicles per day pass the entrance to Litchfield Crossings that is a 5.5% increase in traffic over the past three years, Litchfield Crossings is a prime shopping location in a growing community that attracts a tremendous following for all the wonderful things it has to offer.
New Milford is a unique niche market where the shoppers travel from neighboring towns and counties to shop. For example, New Milford draws shoppers from affluent towns such as Washington, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Kent, Sharon and Warren to name a few, as well as from Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York.
Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping destination, also benefits from a large second home market as well as being an active tourist area. New Milford has an influx of summer travelers and second home owners that take advantage of Connecticut’s largest lake and most popular recreation spot in the state, Candlewood Lake. Candlewood Lake is 11 acres long and has a 65-mile shoreline with approximately 1600 waterfront houses located on it. The various activities on Candlewood Lake draw visitors from Massachusetts, New York, as well as all over Connecticut. Thousands travel to the lake each year to visit or for their summer residency.
In addition to the Lake community, a stone’s throw away from Litchfield Crossings is the Elephant’s Trunk best known for its numerus appearances on the popular television show Flea Market Flip and on Road Trippers, Good Morning America, PBS, as well as articles in Travel and Leisure and The New York Times to name of a few. The Elephant’s Trunk operates April through December and attracts antique, craft and flea market vendors and at least 10,000 shoppers each day, as well as foodies and farmers market devotees from many neighboring states.