Mimosa is a pool community and neighborhood in Ridgefield, CT. It is comprised of 88 single-family homes, in an enclosed, circular development that includes two cul-de-sacs. In addition to Mimosa’s swimming pool -- which is open for membership to all Mimosa residents, as well as to a limited number of outside members, and boasts The Mimosa Missiles Swim Team -- Mimosa’s recreational facilities include a cabana, lit tennis court, full-sized basketball court, playground with swings and slide, pond, community fire pit, grilling area, and grass fields.
Mimosa has an active social community that plans summer events for the pool and during the off-season. Events include holiday parties, book club, kickball games, movie nights, and Christmas Eve luminaries. If you live outside of Mimosa and are interested in joining our pool community, please contact us
Mimosa is located close to town -- just 2 miles to the center of Main Street in beautiful downtown Ridgefield. Mimosa is adjacent to Seth Low Pierrepont State Park, a 300 acre state park, with an entrance to hiking trails directly from the neighborhood. To the east, Mimosa residents experience the sun rising over the hills in the morning, and to the west, breathtaking sunsets in the evening.
Mimosa and its roads - Mimosa Circle, Court, and Place - are the result of a 1966 subdivision of a North Street estate of the same name. The estate was amassed around 1934 by Morris Simon, who bought a small old house and land from William Peatt Sr., enlarged the building considerably, landscaped the grounds, and added many improvements, such as a tennis court and a bomb shelter. Mr. Simon was a wealthy man who had invented a method of extruding wire through diamonds, a device called a diamond wire die.
In 1946, Richard L. Blum bought the house and, in the early 1950s, Milton Biow acquired the place. Biow was an advertising executive credited with coming up with the idea of sending in box tops from cereals for premiums. He used the place mainly as a summer home. Either he or Simon planted Mimosa trees on the property and called the estate Mimosa. The trees, native of warmer climates, did not survive long, but the name did.
When developer Jerry Tuccio bought the place in 1965 for subdivision, he at first wanted to call the main road into the development "Airline Circle" because so many airline pilots were buying his houses in the early 1960s. The Planning and Zoning Commission rejected the name, feeling it wasn't an appropriate name in Ridgefield, and Mimosa was used instead. Today Mimosa is a sought-after family community of 88 homes.