Homes & Places to Live in New Fairfield, CT

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New Fairfield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, on the shores of Candlewood Lake, the biggest lake in the state. The town was established in 1740, after being purchased from the Schaghticoke tribe for sixty pounds, and was originally made up of “The Upper Seven Miles”, now the city of Sherman, and “Lower Seven Miles”, which is New Fairfield of today.

The fertile land contributed to a rapid growth of the town, and in only six decades the town’s population reached more than 1,600 residents. In the early days, New Fairfield was an agricultural community, residents being involved only in farming and raising animals. The arrival of the 19th century changed the town, as it rapidly grew into an important manufacturing center for hats, combs and leather products. As years went by, New Fairfield lost most of its manufacturing in favor of Danbury, but the locals kept doing what they always did- farming- and managed to exist successfully until the Candlewood Lake project destroyed the farmland in 1926. Most of the residents were paid to leave their land and so the town’s population dropped significantly, only 434 people left by 1930.

The 1970s were a turning point for the town of New Fairfield, as it brought a better rail service, and new roads, turning Candlewood Lake into an amazing vacation site preferred by people living in lower Fairfield County and New York State. In the last years, New Fairfield has turned into a bedroom community, being a short drive or train ride away from the excitement and energy of the bigger cities.

Living in New Fairfield, Connecticut is a lovely experience, especially for those that love being near water. Candlewood Lake made the town popular again, a hidden treasure that people often overlooked. The summer cottages that used to line the lake’s shores are almost all gone, and luxurious homes with spectacular views replaced them. The town has an excellent educational system, with four highly rated schools. Residents can enjoy amazing recreational activities such as boating, fishing, swimming and sunbathing, and take advantage of all the beauty and opportunities that the town offers. New Fairfield is a peaceful, quiet and beautiful town, a place that is unique among the other Connecticut communities.

New Fairfield Demographic Details:

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$ 620K

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$ 287

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126 HOMES SOLD / past 6 months
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22 Sep '22

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123 days

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Homes Styles & Types

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Single Family 55 $ 676K
Condos 3 $ 263K
Multi Family 1 $ 425K
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Townhouse 2 $ 275K
Antique 1 $ 650K
Contemporary 12 $ 877K
Colonial 13 $ 754K
Cottage 2 $ 632K
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Waterfront 21 $ 789K

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$ 38.4M

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Biggest home

5,562 square feet
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Average home surface

2,440 square feet

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2,231square feet

Smallest home

734 square feet
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New Fairfield, CT has 2 neighborhoods.
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Most expensive neighborhood North New Fairfield $ 650K median price
Most affordable neighborhood North New Fairfield $ 650K median price
With most homes on the market South New Fairfield 31 homes for sale
With most recently sold homes South New Fairfield 81 sold in last 90 days

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South New Fairfield

Located next to Candlewood Lake, this neighborhood features many affordable homes and condos.

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North New Fairfield

With a variety of affordable homes and condominiums, this neighborhood borders Candlewood Lake.

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Condo Complexes

New Fairfield, CT has 6 condo complexes.
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Dunham Pond

New Fairfield

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The Birches

New Fairfield

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Squantz Cove

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20 Windy Ridge Place Wilton, CT 06897

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