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“Litchfield is peaceful and a great place to write,“ says resident Florence de Dampierre. “Yet it’s close to New York and full of interesting people¦the perfect combination of calm and social interaction.“

Among the prettiest of New England towns, Litchfield, founded in 1719, is set in a landscape of rolling hills, endless woodlands, and early American houses. You can almost imagine arriving by stagecoach-especially as this was once an important stopover between Boston and New York. Many 18th- and 19th-century houses stand along the streets that radiate from the village green, in styles from Georgian and Saltbox to Greek Revival, along with later classics. Nearby towns in Litchfield County-Washington, Salisbury, Kent-figure in American history. Today the area is home to many well-known designers, artists, and actors.

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