Newtown is one of the fastest growing communities in Connecticut.
The town's selection of architectural designs, sizes and price ranges satisfies the most demanding needs of every family. A lovely collection of pre-Revolutionary War homes surround the green. Newtown covers an area of approximately 60 square miles and has a population of over 27,000. Local industry has included the manufacturing of furniture, tea bags, combs, fire hose, folding boxes, buttons, hats, as well as farming. For a fun fact, the game of Scrabble was developed here by James Brunot. Local landmarks are the flag (or liberty) pole first erected in 1876, H.G. Warner's store; in operation by the same family since 1857, The Newtown Bee; a newspaper serving the Newtown area since 1877, and the rooster weathervane atop the Congregational Church. The town of Newtown offers many programs for area residents and there are numerous parks and fields offering playgrounds, swimming, tennis, softball, baseball, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, as well as a nature center and trails. The Housatonic River, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Zoar, Collis P. Huntington State Park and Paugausett State Forest offer breathtaking settings for the nature enthusiast. There are two private country clubs feature challenging 9-hole courses for golfers.