Introduction to Ridgefield, Connecticut
Ridgefield, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 8 miles S of Danbury, Connecticut and 45 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Danbury metropolitan area. There are an estimated 23,643 people in Ridgefield.
English colonists from Norwalk and Milford bought land from Chief Catoonah of the Ramapoo tribe, and settled down in this area in 1708. Ridgefield named after the rugged local terrain. The town of Ridgefield was officially incorporated in 1709. The Battle of Ridgefield, a Revolutionary War battle, took place in this region in 1777. For more than two centuries, Ridgefield remained an agricultural community. In the late 1800s, artists and writers began frequenting this town. Gradually, immigrants from Ireland, Germany and Italy set up their homes in Ridgefield. The town experienced rapid growth in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ridgefield and nearby Attractions
- Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
- Ridgefield Library and Historical Association
- Workshop Theatre Barn
- Keeler Tavern
- Addessi Center Shopping Center
- East Ridge Recreation Area
Things To Do In Ridgefield
Art and history lovers can visit the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Keeler Tavern Museum in Ridgefield. The parks around the town offer a range of recreational opportunities to visitors, including sports facilities. The Addessi Center Shopping Center, Ridgefield Shopping Center, Copps Hill Plaza Shopping Center, Girolmetti Court Shopping Center, Donnelly Plaza Shopping Center, Heritage Square Shopping Center and Yankee Ridge Shopping Center are popular shopping spots in Eidgefield.
Danbury Municipal is the local airport.
Ridgefield Higher Education
For higher studies, students can enroll at Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport or Norwalk Community College.