Roxbury Connecticut Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Tiny Roxbury is a rural community in Southwest Litchfield County, encompassing 26.3 square-miles, with 0.1 square-miles of water. It’s main claim to fame is its Mine Hill, an ore and mineral rich area with silver, spathic iron, granite and garnet, as well as optical quartz. Roxbury’s small communities are Judd’s Bridge, Roxbury Center, Roxbury Falls and Roxbury Station, and the population is about 2,200 people of moderate income.
Friendly, conservation minded, some celebrities
New England charm
Casual, with many finding this a peaceful getaway town
Lovely landscapes, New England charm
Community events, weekend excursions
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Roxbury’s is a rural tone and it has a reputation as a relaxing getaway. Roxbury has been inviting to a slew of notables, including: Revolutionary leader Ethan Allan; world-renowned sculptor and artist Alexander Calder; Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair; actors Dustin Hoffman and Richard Widmark, actor Denis Leary and family; Frank McCourt and William Styron; playwrights Arthur Miller and Steven Sondheim; actresses Marilyn Monroe and Sylvia Sidney; film critic Rex Reed; Seth Warner of the historic Green Mountain Boys and various Olympic athletes.
Roxbury is extremely conservation conscious, with the Roxbury Conservation Commission hosting a website blog titled “Dear Crabby,” which entertains while it educates on various conservation and wildlife issues unique to the town.
The town has an active Senior Center that often holds public events and art exhibitions, dining for every taste, miles of scenic rural roads, Lake Lillinonah , Woodbury Ski Area and Mine Hill Preserve.
The town was originally part of Woodbury, and was settled circa 1713. The town was incorporated in 1796. Roxbury developed mining, iron smelting and quarrying in its early years. The Iron Mine and Furnace Complex is on the National Register of Historic Places. The garnet mine, though located on private property, may still be visited today, with permission from the owner.