Welcome to Bethel!
With a genuine small town feel, affordable real estate and a great school system, Bethel is a perfect place to live and raise a family. Bethel has the classic beauty and charm of old New England, but at the same time is a thoroughly modern town with lots of attractions and activities.
Award Winning Schools
Bethel’s educational complex is one of the most unique in the state, with all school buildings and athletic fields conveniently located in a large central campus near the center of town. Our elementary, middle and high schools have earned awards for educational excellence, and our local private elementary school, St. Mary’s, has earned national Blue Ribbon status.
Bethel is host to a wide variety of community events, from bike races to 5K events, cultural events, farmers market’s, Food Truck Friday’s, Sunday Night Summer Concert Series, Parades, BeerFest, SummerFest, Trick or Treat St, WinterFest, Taste of Bethel and Best of Bethel Awards, Musicals, Shows, St. Mary’s Carnival, sidewalk sales and many more.
There is always something to do in Bethel! These events help bring people together and promote our wonderful local businesses.
The Bethel Library is a real gem right in the heart of our downtown, offering a wide variety of programs for children and adults. Bethel’s outstanding Parks and Recreation Department has more than 70 programs to keep families busy – and the town has one of the most active Senior Centers in the area.
Recreation and Nature
Just outside of Downtown Bethel there are a multitude of great hiking trails like Wolf Pits Preserve, the Enchanted Trail Boardwalk, and Huntington State Park. When you have had your fill of hiking, Blue Jay Orchards is a perfect place to enjoy nature or pick fresh apples. Bethel is also known as a mecca for cyclists. Visit the Historical Museum, or take a walking tour of Historic Bethel.
Affordable Real Estate
Bethel has witnessed swift growth over the past decade, yet has maintained its small-town New England atmosphere. The Bethel real estate market is reflective of the town’s small-town charm and robust commerce. With a wide variety of homes for sale at all price points, and rentals as well, Bethel offers an accessible real estate mix.
Unique and Abundant Shopping
From restaurants to retail, local business thrives in Bethel. The community is passionate about supporting the wide variety of award winning local shops and restaurants. Bethel’s historic downtown has a walkable shopping district with retail shops and eateries, in addition to the robust Route 6 business corridor.
Bethel is conveniently located near Interstate 84 and is serviced by Metro-North with a train station right in town, making for an easy commute to lower Fairfield County, Westchester and New York City.