Bantam Connecticut Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Bantam is a village in the town of Litchfield, known as the Borough of Bantam. With a small town center set on Route 202, the village sits in the Bantam River and close to Bantam Lake. Recreational opportunities include the White Memorial Foundation to the east and Mount Tom Park to the west
Varied, with New England style hopes and quiet, rural-type setting.
Casual, country life
Bantam Lake, the quiet community-oriented lifestyle, events
Families, getting away, nature lovers, boaters, outdoor activities
Around the Area
The borough itself was once home to a number of manufacturers such as B.E. Aerospace, where seating for jet planes was made, and the stately Bantam Switch Factory Building, which now houses furniture makers, gift importers, artists and retail businesses. The artists’ community in Bantam is a vibrant one and several galleries as well as a number of fine restaurants can be found in the small community.
One of Bantam’s “claims to fame” is its role in the 1989 tornado. On July 10, 1989, many of the buildings in Bantam were heavily damaged by a tornado that ripped through Litchfield and New Haven Counties.
An All-Wars Memorial is well-used by the local American Legion and VFW, and monthly ceremonies honor veterans who formerly lived in the area. Bantam Lake is a popular spot for visitors near and far, who come for the quiet surroundings and outdoor activities. And in spite of its small size, the borough of Bantam has its own grocery store and many retail businesses along the Route 202 corridor.