Welcome to Bethel

A quiet and quaint town with a lively community
A charming and peaceful town in Fairfield County, Bethel, Connecticut, is one of the best places to live for an idyllic New England lifestyle. It is a suburban town that has a close community atmosphere and is very welcoming to newcomers. Bethel is surrounded by similar towns, including Danbury, Newtown, and Ridgefield. It is also on the western side of Connecticut and thus not far from New York City.

What to Love

  • Friendly community environment
  • A vibrant downtown area
  • Strong public schools
  • Easy access to New York City

Local Lifestyle

Bethel residents maintain a calm, relaxing lifestyle. Many adults who reside in Bethel commute to New York City for work, and Bethel provides a quiet sanctuary away from the city’s bustling atmosphere. Various parks and outdoor areas showcase Bethel’s picturesque scenery. There are also many outdoor recreational trails, such as biking, running, and hiking.
In addition, Bethel has a quaint downtown area that is perfect for shopping and dining while remaining in town. It is also highly walkable, and residents often bump into one another and can say hello when walking downtown. Community events and fun celebrations in Bethel often unite residents.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

There are all kinds of fine dining options in and around Bethel. For instance, La Zingara Restaurant is a warm, intimate Italian eatery in Bethel that uses ingredients from its own organic farm. It is a fantastic spot for scrumptious dinner servings and weekend brunch. Another fabulous Italian restaurant in Bethel is Portofino Restaurant & Wine Bar. Its rustic, candlelit ambiance is ideal for a romantic date night.
New American restaurant Edison Kitchen offers guests mouthwatering prime steaks and access to a full raw bar. Its unique craft cocktails make it one of the most loved restaurants in downtown Bethel. Thus, Bethel has incredible options for all kinds of dining desires.

Things to Do

Blue Jay Orchards is a farm in the Bethel area that has various goods for sale depending on the time of year. It is known for its bustling farmers’ market, pumpkin patch, and apple-picking opportunities. Their bakery utilizes fresh ingredients and sells delicious products like apple cider donuts and apple pie.
Residents of Bethel have plenty of activities to do. The Bethel Public Library is a favorite spot for many people of Bethel. It offers fun events for children, such as storytime, music classes, movie nights, and book clubs for adults. Or, if locals would prefer to spend time outside during the day, they can visit Mckauer Park. It has a beautiful pond, pavilion, playground, and walking trails to keep guests entertained no matter their interests.
Another gem of Bethel that locals adore is Byrd’s Books. It is a local bookstore with various literature genres for visitors to explore. Bethel, Connecticut, has all kinds of opportunities for fun and enrichment.

Overview for Bethel, CT

11,374 people live in Bethel, where the median age is 39.9 and the average individual income is $41,804. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Bethel, CT

Bethel has 4,441 households, with an average household size of 2.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bethel do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 11,374 people call Bethel home. The population density is 1,845.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.06 / 52.94%

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Schools in Bethel, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Bethel. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
No rating available
Frank A. Berry School
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Bethel Middle School
6th - 8th
Anna H. Rockwell School
K - 2nd
No rating available
Ralph M. T. Johnson School
3rd - 5th

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