Ridgefield is a beautiful, colonial town of approximately 24,300 people in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in central Fairfield County, Connecticut.
The town was founded in 1708 when about 30 families from Long Island Sound settlements bought these uplands from the Ramapoo Indians. Since then, Ridgefield has had a rich history that includes such personalities as Benedict Arnold, who fought here, and Eugene O'Neill, who wrote here.
The town is famed for its handsome Main Street, which stretches more than a mile along a ridge some 750 feet above sea level and is lined with stately homes, museums, churches, and shops.
Connecticut Magazine regularly ranks Ridgefield highest in quality of life, based on its schools, low crime rate, and scope of services. Its school system is considered among the finest in a state known for fine schools. Even its dining is world-class; for nearly a century, the town has been famous for its excellent restaurants, from world-class country inns to modern bistros.
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