Homes & Places to Live in New Canaan, CT

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New Canaan is a beautiful town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, one of the most affluent communities in the United States. Established in 1731 as Canaan Parish, the area was a religious community in northwestern Norwalk and northeastern Stamford. Initially, Canaan Parish was not designed as a town and that is why, when it was incorporated in 1801, New Canaan didn’t have a main street, a central common or a town hall. The settlement developed as an agricultural community and it remained one until late 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century when shoe making transformed the town and became the major industry in New Canaan.

In addition, many other small companies started to grow in different parts of the town, contributing to its rapid change and development. Once the railroad came to New Canaan, wealthy people of New York were attracted by the beauty of the town and made a habit out of spending their vacations here. Some of them were so charmed by this lovely town that they started moving to New Canaan and commuting to their jobs in the big city. Many of the tasteful and beautiful estates that belonged to the early families that came from the city can be found even today, sprinkled throughout this small town.

From the late 1940s through the 1960s, New Canaan was an important center for the modern design movement, attracting many artists, writers and media people. World famous architects found in New Canaan a place where they could bring their ideas to life, and managed to create many cutting edge homes. The most famous of all was the Glass House, created by Phillip Johnson, and it can be visited by appointment.

Over the years, New Canaan grew into a wonderful place that offers residents opportunities that ensure a comfortable and modern lifestyle. With its art galleries and historic sites, the town always adds something to its cultural value. Besides, there are many recreational activities to be enjoyed in New Canaan, as there are many parks and open spaces. Located close to Stamford and New York City, the town gives residents the chance to escape into different places and enjoy everything the surrounding cities have to offer.

New Canaan Demographic Details:

Homes for Sale

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median price
$ 1.90M

price / sq. ft.
$ 581

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311 HOMES SOLD / past 6 months
latest sold
22 Oct '21

avg. on market
177 days

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Homes Styles & Types

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Single Family 135 $ 3.00M
Condos 55 $ 1.44M
Multi Family 3 $ 1.07M
home styles active
Townhouse 14 $ 1.13M
Antique 3 $ 3.21M
Contemporary 6 $ 2.61M
Mediterranean 1 $ 1.60M
Tudor 1 $ 2.50M
Colonial 85 $ 3.06M
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Waterfront 21 $ 2.83M
Luxury 94 $ 3.88M
Mansions 67 $ 4.38M

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Dollars on market

$ 489M

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Biggest home

19,946 square feet
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Average home surface

4,915 square feet

Median home surface

3,654square feet

Smallest home

715 square feet
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Homes for Rent

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median price
$ 9.9K
price / sq. ft.
$ 3

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71 HOMES RENTED / past 6 months
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avg. on market
96 days

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New Canaan, CT has 4 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods

Most expensive neighborhood Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners $ 3.60M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.50M median price
With most homes on the market New Canaan Center 85 homes for sale
With most recently sold homes New Canaan Center 104 sold in last 90 days

Best Selling Neighborhoods

New Canaan Center

With many homes and condominiums the center is walking distance to a variety of restaurants, independent shops, and boutiqutes.

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Smith Ridge Road - Canoe Hill Road

This quiet, residential neighborhood features many spacious homes.

97 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Talmadge Hill - Ponus

Located in this neighborhood is the well known Waveny Park, which has over 250 acres of wooded forests, hiking trails, and fields.

69 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners

This mainly residential area is home to the Country Club of New Canaan and is right next to the bustling town center.

59 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Condo Complexes

New Canaan, CT has 42 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes

Richmond Mews

New Canaan

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Tuscan Manor

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Heritage Commons

New Canaan

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2, 3

Year built
1965, 1972

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20 Windy Ridge Place Wilton, CT 06897

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