Newtown is a Great Town for Kitchen Remodel Investments
Originally known as Quanneapague, Newtown belonged to Pohtatuck Indians but, in 1705 was purchased by English colonizers who immigrated there from Stratford. The town where a game of words called “Scrabble” was invented by James Brunot, lies in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. Nestled between the towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Oxford, Redding, Norwalk and Southbury, its area is 60 square miles. Being the fifth largest town in terms of area in the entire state, it houses almost over 27, 000 residents from a variety of backgrounds.
The biggest perk of living in this town is that it still retains the New England charm coined with the progressive commercialization. Unlike most of the New England towns, its city center has fully developed and commercialized opening doors of employment for people living there. Some parts of this township extend to the Greater Danbury metropolitan area and New York metropolitan area, where the inhabitants travel daily for jobs and business. Apart from work, they also travel to these cities for fun and enjoyment. From eating the global cuisines in NYC’s restaurants to watching broadway shows, dancing at the clubs in Manhattan to shopping, and catching a game in Times Square, all these activities are an hour and a half long train ride away.
However, sometimes these rides can be time and energy-consuming, making it only possible to visit the city on long weekends for leisure. Since the entertainment options are quite limited in the town, residents indulge in house parties, movie nights, or pool parties. It can be somewhat challenging to organize these gatherings in a small kitchen, but you can easily eliminate this problem by removing the partition between the kitchen, dining room, and living area. This will light up and enlarge the communal space in your house that you can utilize by setting up a small bar to entertain the guests. You can even host brunch parties or baking classes in your newly remodeled kitchen. This will contentedly make up for the lack of entertainment choices in this town.
Albeit limited, but these are a few things you can do in Newtown which usually includes a visit to a historical landmark or natural sight:
Edmond Town Hall— It was constructed in 1930 by a local benefactress Mary Elizabeth Hawley, which has offices for town officers, community halls used for weddings, parties, a theater hall, gymnasium, and a popular venue for music concerts.
Cyrenius H. Booth Library— Another project funded by the same benefactress who named it after her maternal grandfather is a public library in the town.
Fairfield Hills Hospital— A psychiatric hospital constructed by the state which remained functional during 1930-1995, was used as a mental facility in the film Sleepers released in 1995.
Ferris Acre Creamery— A family-run farm since 1864, started selling indulgent and decadent ice cream for the last 20 years, is now a popular tourist attraction.
Blue Jay Orchards— A local farm that hosts apple and pumpkin picking in the season along with a weekly farmer’s market
Huntington State Park— Previously owned by an artist couple who acquired this land to pursue their artistic dreams in peace but later donated it to the state. This 1000 acre land is full of green fields, woodlands, and ponds.
DiGrazia Vineyards— Heaven for wine lovers who can stroll around the vineyards for free and also join the wine tasting events.
Paugussett State Forest— Located near the west bank of Housatonic River is this natural sanctuary with two lakes, hiking trails, and awesome views. You can also come here during winter for skiing.