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 The town was established in 1740, after being purchased from the Schaghticoke tribe for sixty pounds, and was originally made up of “The Upper Seven Miles”, now the city of Sherman, and “Lower Seven Miles”, which is New Fairfield of today.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:


Homes for Sale

69 HOMES FOR SALE
latest added
26 May '22

median price
$ 550K

price / sq. ft.
$ 272

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87 HOMES SOLD / past 6 months
latest sold
27 May '22

avg. on market
62 days

sale / list ratio
101.7%

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Homes Styles & Types

home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 66 $ 657K
Condos 1 $ 279K
Multi Family 2 $ 387K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Antique 3 $ 631K
Contemporary 10 $ 836K
Colonial 23 $ 717K
Cottage 2 $ 569K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 30 $ 768K
Luxury 1 $ 2.38M

Homes for Sale in New Fairfield Market Analysis

Most expensive home

$2,379,000
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Average sale price

$643,963

Median sale price

$549,800

Cheapest home

$225,000 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 44.4M

Sale / List ratio

101.7%

Newest homes built in

2022
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Average construction year

1962

Median construction year

1972

Oldest homes built in

1745
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Biggest home

5,693 square feet
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Average home surface

2,497 square feet

Median home surface

2,318square feet

Smallest home

540 square feet
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Neighborhoods

New Fairfield, CT has 2 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods

Most expensive neighborhood North New Fairfield $ 587K median price
Most affordable neighborhood South New Fairfield $ 540K median price
With most homes on the market South New Fairfield 37 homes for sale
With most recently sold homes South New Fairfield 56 sold in last 90 days

Best Selling Neighborhoods

South New Fairfield

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

56 homes recently sold see neighborhood

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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Top Condo Complexes

Dunham Pond

New Fairfield

Unit Styles
Townhouse

Bedrooms
1

Year built
2005 - 2015

Community
Adult

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The Birches

New Fairfield

Unit Styles
Townhouse

Bedrooms
1, 2

Year built
1995

Community
Adult

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Squantz Cove

New Fairfield

Unit Styles
Ranch

Bedrooms
3

Year built
1950

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20 Windy Ridge Place Wilton, CT 06897

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