80 miles north of New York City ... somewhere between the Hudson Valley banjo music and the Hamptons Bugatti traffic, lies a handful of picturesque hamlets in Connecticut's northwest corner. Formally known as the Litchfield Hills -- or "The Hills" to those in the know -- the area has quietly become popular among the gay community, affluent New Yorkers, hip Brooklynites, celebrities, and anyone drawn to a more discreet and relaxed vibe.
Steeped in historic New England charm, here in the Hills you'll find historic homes, antique farmhouses, grand estates, and modern waterfronts ... all amid an unspoiled setting of lush forests and rolling hills, meandering stone walls, quaint antiques shops, historic inns, winding back roads, verdant wineries and fertile farmland.
The Litchfield Hills is more than a scenic weekender's escape from the city. Many have made it their choice second home, a civilized respite from the showy crowds, a serene destination to host family and friends for long weekends, an opportunity to experience gracious country living less than two hours from the city ... all without the headache of fighting Long Island traffic.