About Kent

Welcome to the Town of Kent, Connecticut, located in the scenic northwest corner of Litchfield County. Incorporated in 1739, Kent has had a rich history as a farming community and a thriving iron ore industry. It is now a rural community of about 3,000 residents with many small hamlets, such as Bulls Bridge, Kent Hollow, South Kent and The Cobble.

Located less than 90-miles from New York City, our picture-perfect small town has become a destination for day-trippers and weekenders. Our village center is wonderful place to explore filled with a vibrant mix of art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Visitors should also be sure to visit our many cultural points of interest such as the Eric Sloane Museum, Seven Hearths Museum, and the CT Antique Machinery Museum.

Kent is also an ideal place for our outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can explore dramatic Kent Falls State Park, cycle our many scenic roadways, set-up camp in Macedonia State Park, boat on beautiful Lake Waramaug, and fish the famed Housatonic River. Voted New England’s Best Fall Foliage Town by Yankee Magazine, Kent is also the perfect destination for those inclined to take a scenic drive.

Education is important to Kent. In addition to Kent Center School, our public elementary school, the town is home to three private preparatory schools, Kent School, Marvelwood School and South Kent School.

Kent is part of the six-town Region One school district with Housatonic Valley Regional High School serving as the public high school.

We hope you visit us soon!