Litchfield Connecticut Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Litchfield is known for its village Green with shops and restaurants, rolling hills and spectacular views, hiking and biking trails, a vibrant school system and a place where a visitor might see a movie star or two, enjoying lunch or dinner at a local eatery.
Friendly, educated and community-oriented.
Upscale, classic New England homes, contemporary homes, treed neighborhoods.
Quiet, culture and arts centered, a mix of rustic charm and contemporary living.
Local events, the White Memorial Conservation area, miles of hiking trails, nearby Mount Tom Park . the short drive to Massachusetts, making a visit to the Berkshires an easy day trip, Bantam Lake for boating, fishing and several beaches.
Families, a weekend getaway home, nature and arts lovers.
Around the Area
Litchfield’s population is about 8,900, according to the 2010 census, and continues to build its reputation as a place to raise a family or start a business because of its easy access by way of Route 8 and Interstate 84. At the same time, the town is tucked into a pretty slice of the county, with plenty of recreational advantages, a reasonably low tax rate and some of the oldest homes in the state. Located west of Torrington, it totals 56 square miles.
Steeped in the nation’s history as a home to academia, industry, farming and architecture, areas of the town of Litchfield are reminiscent of its roots. Its picturesque Green on West Street on the state road of Route 202 is home to the Litchfield County Courthouse, which made the town the county seat for more than 200 years. That legacy ended in August 2017 when a new courthouse opened in nearby Torrington.
Litchfield was once home to the Tapping Reeve Law School, which was attended by students from around the nation who arrived by horse and carriage to begin their studies. The famed minister, Lyman Beecher, his daughter, author Harriet Beecher Stowe and the rest of the Beecher family also lived in town as well as Revolutionary War General Benjamin Tallmadge, Oliver Wolcott and founding father Andrew Adams. There is no shortage of history-making individuals in Litchfield’s roster of important citizens, and the historical society is the best place to learn about them.