Facts About Bethel

Town Profile

Bethel Town Profile

Location

Bethel, CT is centrally located, in northern Fairfield County/Western CT region, between New York and Hartford. Neighboring towns include Redding, Danbury, Brookfield and Newtown.

To find information about the Western CT region, go to accesswesternct.com.

Distance to Major Cities

 
Hartford, CT 46 Miles
New York, NY 56 Miles
Providence, RI 107 Miles
Boston, MA 140 Miles
 

Transportation

Easy road access from I-84 as well state routes 6, 53, and 58. Bethel has a train station on the Metro North line and Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HART) bus service. Conveniently located to seaports and regional and international airports.

Education

Bethel's public and parochial schools have received both state and national recognition for their achievements in education and the arts. There are over 40 colleges and universities within a 50 mile range of Bethel and more than half of the population hold degrees of higher education.

Recreation, Arts and Culture

Six town parks, two state parks and open space provide areas for outdoor recreation such as biking, hiking, fishing, camping, picnicking, and playgrounds.

Historic Downtown and the Route 6 Corridor offer a variety of shopping and entertainment opportunities ranging from small boutiques, eateries, antique shops and a movie theater to larger, nationally recognized, businesses.

Bethel has active teen and senior centers, many clubs and organizations, and hosts cultural and community events throughout the year.

Types of Industry

Bethel is home to a diverse representation of industry.

 
Transportation & Utilities 2.80% 
Agriculture 3.40%
Government 3.70%
Finance, Ins. & Real Estate 5.40%
Manufacturing 9.40%
Construction & Mining  17.80%
Trade 20.40%
Services 37.0%
 


Businesses in Bethel

Below is a representative list of the businesses currently located in the Bethel community:

  • Duracell Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Berkshire Industrial Group
  • Eaton Corporation