Homes & Places to Live in New Canaan, CT

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Map of New Canaan, CT

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

156 HOMES FOR SALE
latest added
24 Sep '22

median price
$ 2.31M

price / sq. ft.
$ 619

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195 HOMES SOLD / past 6 months
latest sold
23 Sep '22

avg. on market
197 days

sale / list ratio
102.8%

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Homes Styles & Types

home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 116 $ 3.42M
Condos 38 $ 1.73M
Multi Family 2 $ 1,000K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 10 $ 1.76M
Antique 2 $ 1.64M
Contemporary 7 $ 2.70M
Tudor 5 $ 4.24M
Colonial 75 $ 3.36M
Cottage 1 $ 1.15M
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 21 $ 3.92M
Luxury 85 $ 4.31M
Mansions 57 $ 5.06M

Homes for Sale in New Canaan Market Analysis

Most expensive home

$15,000,000
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Average sale price

$2,978,441

Median sale price

$2,314,000

Cheapest home

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Dollars on market

$ 465M

Sale / List ratio

102.8%

Newest homes built in

2023
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Average construction year

1980

Median construction year

1986

Oldest homes built in

1722
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Biggest home

25,000 square feet
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Average home surface

5,363 square feet

Median home surface

4,237square feet

Smallest home

724 square feet
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Neighborhoods

New Canaan, CT has 4 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods

Most expensive neighborhood Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners $ 3.90M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.57M median price
With most homes on the market Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners 51 homes for sale
With most recently sold homes New Canaan Center 93 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.

93 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Smith Ridge Road - Canoe Hill Road

This quiet, residential neighborhood features many spacious homes.

45 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.

43 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.

30 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Condo Complexes

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

Heritage Commons

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Townhouse

Bedrooms
2, 3

Year built
1965, 1972

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Hatfield Mews

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Townhouse, Colonial

Bedrooms
2, 3

Year built
1967

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Barkmill Knoll

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Colonial, Townhouse

Bedrooms
2, 3

Year built
1983

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Oak Park

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Colonial, Townhouse

Bedrooms
3

Year built
2008

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The Sanctuary

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Townhouse, Colonial

Bedrooms
3

Year built
1982

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Church Hill Walk

New Canaan

Bedrooms

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Seminary Ridge

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Colonial, Townhouse, Single Family Detached

Bedrooms
3, 4

Year built
1987 - 2021

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Currier Court

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Townhouse

Bedrooms
1, 2, 3

Year built
1981, 1982

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St. John's Place

New Canaan

Unit Styles
Colonial

Bedrooms
1, 2

Year built
1910, 1928

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Tuscan Manor

New Canaan

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