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Georgetown Place in Redding CT 06896

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Georgetown Place in Redding CT 06896

Georgetown Place is a beautiful condominium complex located along Portland Avenue in Redding, CT. Built in 2002, these 24 units come with one or two bedrooms and one or two and a half bathroom layouts. Ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet, there is plenty of storage.

 

The lower level has hardwood floors throughout, with plush wall to wall carpeting upstairs. Lower levels have living and dining areas as well as a modern kitchen. In some units, the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom are on the main level. Bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and spacious walk-in closets. On the upper level is a unique loft, a great space for storage.

Georgetown Place offers central air to cool off in the summer and runs on a private water system. Parking spots are available right outside the front door.

This community is located minutes to shops and restaurants. Also nearby is the train station, making this an easy commute location. New York City is only an hour and twenty minutes drive, perfect for short getaways.

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Georgetown Place in Redding CT 06896

About Georgetown...

Georgetown, a village and census-designated place in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is located at the point where the towns of Wilton, Redding, Ridgefield, and Weston meet. Though residents officially live in one of these towns, they often identify themselves as living in Georgetown, which has its own fire district and zip code.

The central portion of Georgetown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, known as the Georgetown Historic District. The historic district is 90 acres and includes the former Gilbert and Bennett manufacturing plant, institutional housing for plant workers, and other private homes. Georgetown is described as a rare survival of rural industrial history.

In the early 1800s, the site of the Gilbert and Bennett Mill was purchased and used for sieve making and hair curling for the horsehair industry. Soon enough, wire was introduced into the company and eventually replaced the weaving of horse hair entirely.

With the turn of the century and booming business, immigrants became attracted to this area. The company recruited Swedish immigrants, and a Swedish neighborhood grew in the Weston section of Georgetown. Many Italian and Polish immigrants lived in the area of Georgetown as well. A lot of the wire mill’s employees were citizens of Georgetown and helped to develop this small community.

In 1989, after 171 years in Georgetown, the Gilbert and Bennett Manufacturing Company sold the plant and property. The current site of the Gilbert and Bennett wire mill is mostly vacant and primarily used for storage purposes. Plans to redevelop the now vacant area into mixed-used development arose in the early 2000s, but the finances dried up and the plans stopped.

In early June, Georgetown hosts its Annual Georgetown Day Festival, a fun celebration sponsored by George Village Restoration, Inc., the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department, and more. Held along Main Street, the activities include live music, international foods, cook-offs, eating competitions, vendors, and more! It is great fun for the whole family.

Georgetown, Connecticut has an abundance of great restaurants, shops, and things to do!

About Redding...

Redding is a rural town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with beautiful scenery and plenty of open spaces. Rated as one of the best small towns to live in, Redding offers residents a peaceful and quiet life in a wonderful picturesque setting. The town is bordered by BethelDanburyEastonRidgefield,NewtownWilton, and Weston, and offers residents the privacy and comfort that they desire.

Incorporated in 1767, the town of Redding grew as a farming and manufacturing community in the 19th and 20th century. Once the railroad came to town in 1852, the town’s population decreased considerably, as people abandoned their farms and moved away. This continued until the end of World War II, when the beauty of Redding was noticed by wealthy New Yorkers, who viewed this as a great opportunity to leave the big city and built houses in this bucolic and serene place. As city people started buying the antique colonial houses and build new ones, the town started developing and regained population.

Redding is known for the impressive educational and outdoor programs that it offers, as well as for the large number of historic buildings and colorful landscape. Redding has been the home of many famous artists, writers, and musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Meat Loaf, Jascha Heifetz or Edward Steichen. The most famous Redding resident, however, is by far Mark Twain, who died here in 1910. The great Mark Twain Library hosts plenty of Twain memorabilia and is one of the city’s landmarks.

In addition to this, Redding’s beauty also comes from the natural treasures that are the town’s parks and gardens. Among the most beautiful places in town, there is Putnam Park - the oldest park in the state of Connecticut - and Devil’s Den, which covers miles and miles of hiking trails and natural wonders.

Redding, Connecticut is a rather unique town that somehow managed to keep its historical charm while giving residents everything a modern existence requires. People can easily enjoy outdoor recreational activities, get in touch with the latest cultural and artistic movements, as well as live life to the fullest in a calm and tranquil setting.

 

The most recent ranking of the nation’s high schools published by U.S. News & World Report distinguished Connecticut with 11 gold medal schools, 24 silver medal schools, and 4 bronze medal schools. Of the top 10 best high schools listed, half were in the 26th district. Weston, Ridgefield, Wilton, Joel Barlow, Darien, New Canaan, and Staples High School were recognized.

 

This article has been written by Dagny Eason.

 

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