Located on the New York border, with the City of Danbury to the south, the Town of Sherman to the north, and Candlewood Lake to the east, New Fairfield is a community of approximately 14,000 residents, and 25.1 square miles. It was incorporated in 1740. It is the home of Squantz Pond State Park and Candlewood Lake. It is a well known summer vacation community. Major commuting routes incude State Routes 37 and 39 and Milltown Road from New York State.