The village of Sandy Hook is within the town of
With a population of about 27,000 people, the suburban town is just east of the city of
Newtown, which was incorporated in 1711, includes the borough of Newtown, which is the historic center of town and has a large flagpole at the main intersection, as well as the village of Sandy Hook and the neighborhoods of Hawleyville, Botsford and Dodgingtown.
Sandy Hook, northeast of Newtown's center, is an older village along the Pootatuck River that was once home to saw and grist mills. Those mills were in what is now a commercial center of the village, which features a number of shops and restaurants.
Lakeside communities dot the areas along Lake Zoar and Lake Lillinonah, both part of the
Among the attractions in town is McLaughlin Vineyards, a 160-acre, year-round farm that includes 15 acres of vineyards.
The Edmond Town Hall, in the borough, contains a theater that shows movies at reduced prices and hosts music and arts performances.
Patricia Llodra is the first selectman of the town and its congressman is
Newtown is run by a board of selectmen, the administrative body, and a legislative council, the legislative body. It also retains a limited town meeting form of government to approve budgets.
In 2011, the median household income was $111,506, and the median age was 40.8.