Homes & Places to Live in Shelton, CT

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The area now known as Shelton was originally settled by members of the Paugussett tribe who were hunter/gatherers and who were also involved in agriculture. They referred to the area they lived in as Pootatuck. It did not take long for English settlers to move in, displacing the Paugussett tribe. By 1717 there were about 50 families living in what was then called Corum.

Corum was primarily an agricultural community but a prosperous one which allowed the inhabitants to build a number of buildings which still stand today such as the Huntington Congregational Church. In town there was also a shipyard and docks for shipping the produce to market further down the coast and to New York City.

During the nineteenth century Shelton became a center of manufacturing, built a dam and canal and a significant water oriented business. Factories manufactured paper, boxes, woolen yarn, pins, tack, hooks and eyes, carriage and other hardware, pianos, rubber goods, printing presses, combs, razor straps, bicycle parts and silk goods. The ease of shipment contributed to the success of the town. In the 1970 and 1980s industry declined as companies moved out of New England to places where labor was cheaper.

With the building of Route 8, Shelton changed again as office space became available and favorable costs of doing business attracted companies such as Tetley Tea, General Electric, ITT, Black and Decker, Tetra-Pak and Cheseborough-Ponds. Today Shelton is an energized community with an eye to the past with its aggressive rebuilding of downtown Shelton, its restoration of historic buildings and an eye to the future as High rise condominiums are built to house those working for the companies moving to town.

Shelton Demographic Details:

Homes for Sale

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median price
$ 479K

price / sq. ft.
$ 210

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

avg. on market
106 days

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Homes Styles & Types

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Single Family 83 $ 508K
Condos 30 $ 410K
Multi Family 6 $ 388K
home styles active
Townhouse 16 $ 429K
Antique 2 $ 380K
Victorian 2 $ 517K
Contemporary 4 $ 612K
Colonial 37 $ 595K
Cottage 1 $ 500K
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Waterfront 15 $ 431K
Mansions 5 $ 735K

Homes for Sale in Shelton Market Analysis

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Dollars on market

$ 56.8M

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Biggest home

7,000 square feet
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Average home surface

2,460 square feet

Median home surface

2,295square feet

Smallest home

656 square feet
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Homes for Rent

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22 Oct '21
median price
$ 1.7K
price / sq. ft.
$ 1

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56 HOMES RENTED / past 6 months
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19 Oct '21

avg. on market
35 days

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Shelton, CT has 4 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods

Most expensive neighborhood White Hills $ 525K median price
Most affordable neighborhood Shelton Center $ 365K median price
With most homes on the market Huntington 63 homes for sale
With most recently sold homes Huntington 198 sold in last 90 days

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Named for a statesman and patriot from the American Revolution, this area of town has a rich history.

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Shelton Center

This charming center of town is located along the Housatonic River.

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Trap Falls

This nature friendly neighborhood was named for the Trap Falls Reservoir, where you can fish in the summer.

48 homes recently sold see neighborhood

White Hills

One of the oldest parts of town, this area is known for its historic homes, rolling hills, and dogwood trees.

43 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Condo Complexes

Shelton, CT has 44 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes

Asbury Ridge


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1, 2

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Heritage Pointe


Unit Styles
Single Family Detached, Contemporary, Colonial

3, 4

Year built
2004 - 2006

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Wellspring Estates


Unit Styles
Single Family Detached, Colonial, Contemporary, Townhouse


Year built
2004 - 2007

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20 Windy Ridge Place Wilton, CT 06897

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