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Bethel, CT

Bethel, CT is a small New England town formed in 1855, and located in northern Fairfield County between New York and Hartford. Neighboring towns include Redding, Danbury, Brookfield and Newtown.

Bethel has a population of more than 18,000 people in its 17 square mile town.

The town has easy road access from I-84 as well State Routes 6, 53, and 58. Bethel has a train station on the Metro North line and Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HART) bus service.

Bethel’s public and parochial schools have received both state and national recognition for their achievements in education and the arts.

Bethel is home to six town parks, two state parks and open space that provide areas for outdoor recreation such as biking, hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking, and playgrounds.

The Historic Downtown section of Bethel and the Route 6 Corridor offer a variety of shopping and entertainment opportunities ranging from small boutiques, a variety of restaurants and eateries, and antique shops to larger, nationally recognized businesses.

Residents and visitors enjoy the Bethel’s small town charm and active calendar of community events.

Parts of the historic Greenwood Avenue district are named for its most famous resident- showman PT Barnum.

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