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Litchfield County, located in the Northwest corner of Connecticut, has been making visitors feel welcome for hundreds of years. Pastoral yet vibrant, this true domain of New England at its best is within 100 miles of New York City and 150 miles of Boston. BRealEstate.net is proud of its experience and knowledge of the communiities listed below, all of whom, are known for their committment to historic home and land preservation. Just click to learn about each town.

Bantam Bridgewater Canaan West Cornwall Goshen
Kent Lakeville Litchfield New Milford Roxbury







About Litchfield County

Litchfield County, named after Litchfield, in England was created on October 14, 1751 from both Hartford and Fairfield counties.

Litchfield County | Situated in the northwest corner of Connecticut, Litchfield County includes the towns and hamlets of Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield,Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, and Woodbury.
Time Zone |
Northwest Connecticut is in the Eastern U.S. time zone along with New York and Montreal; 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and 6 hours behind Western European time.
Taxes and Gratuities |
The sales tax in the State of Connecticut is 6%. The lodging facility sales tax is 12%. Tipping is customary in Connecticut; for very good service a 15% to 20% tip is appropriate.
Currency Exchange |
If you are coming to Connecticut from abroad it is best to use major credit cards or to buy US dollar traveler's checks before leaving home, or upon arrival in the US.
Telephones and Area Codes |
Connecticut has two area codes, 860 and 203. To make a toll call, whether between area codes or within the same area code, dial 1 plus the area code and the seven-digit number. For directory assistance within the same area code, dial 411. For directory assistance outside your area code dial 1- (203 or 860) - 555-1212. The operator (dial 0) can tell you the area code of any given town.
Climate |
Despite New England's reputation for rugged climate, Connecticut weather is relatively mild. Northwest Connecticut has four distinct seasons, each with its special charm.