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About the Lifestyle in Town

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Wilton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut that is located in the Norwalk River Valley. The land that is now Wilton was purchased from Native Americans in 1640. Initially part of Norwalk, Wilton was first recognized as its own parish in 1726 when 40 families established their own Congregational church. Wilton was granted its own Town Charter in 1802.

Many church meeting houses were erected in town but either grew too small or fell into disrepair. The third church building was erected in 1790 and still stands today, representing the oldest church building in Fairfield County. Wilton has additional historic significance. The community opposed slavery and served as a stopping point on the Underground Railroad during the time surrounding the Civil War. Wilton was initially a farming community, but with rocky soil and increased accessibility to other goods transported by the railroad, industry shifted. Various mills were built on the edge of the Norwalk River, and home industry became a popular way to make a living.

Wilton recognized a huge jump in population between 1950 and 1970, during which it jumped from approximately 4,500 to 13,500 residents. Much of this growth was fueled by the relatively easy commute between Wilton and New York City. Consequently, modern day Wilton has a great combination of rural living and urban accessibility. You can enjoy the open spaces, farms, and parks, see a movie or shop in town while always knowing that Manhattan is a quick train ride away. Weir Farm, a national park, is one of these great places to enjoy. Established by American impressionist artist, Julian Alden Weir, it was home to Weir and his family in the late 1800's and was transformed into a park and artist retreat in 1990.

Wilton Demographic Details:

  • Area: 27
  • Population: 18,355
  • Households: 6,272
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Areas and Neighborhoods

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Wilton CT Bald Hill

This historic area of town features a variety of homes and close proximity to the town center.

  • 22Homes
  • $3.19MAvg Price
  • 6,563Avg SqFt
  • 1971Avg Year
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Wilton CT Belden Hill

Located close to the town center, this charming neighborhood features many antique homes.

  • 8Homes
  • $1.06MAvg Price
  • 4,240Avg SqFt
  • 1960Avg Year
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Wilton CT North Wilton

With many antique and historic homes, this area of town is a desirable neighborhood to live in.

  • 54Homes
  • $1.03MAvg Price
  • 4,331Avg SqFt
  • 1949Avg Year
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Wilton CT South Wilton

This area of town offers residential areas, pleny of shops and restaurants, and close location to Wilton Center, Norwalk, and New Canaan.

  • 55Homes
  • $950KAvg Price
  • 3,923Avg SqFt
  • 1969Avg Year
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Wilton CT Cannondale

This charming area contains many antique homes and historic buildings, which are still in use today! The small railroad station is great for commuters or those wishing to get away.

  • 6Homes
  • $947KAvg Price
  • 4,064Avg SqFt
  • 1992Avg Year
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Wilton CT Kent

Located within South Wilton, this charming neighborhood is considered a historic district.

  • 32Homes
  • $837KAvg Price
  • 3,367Avg SqFt
  • 1965Avg Year
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Wilton CT Gilbert Corners

Located between New Canaan Road and Belden Hill is this small, historic neighborhood.

  • 2Homes
  • $825KAvg Price
  • 3,713Avg SqFt
  • 1976Avg Year
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Wilton CT Wilton Center

With a variety of luxury and affordable condominiums, living in the town center provides easy access to the towns best restaurants and shops.

  • 16Homes
  • $753KAvg Price
  • 3,176Avg SqFt
  • 1973Avg Year
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Wilton CT Lambert Corners

This small neighbrhood features many restored homes and buildings that were originally built in the 18th century.

  • 0Homes
  • $0Avg Price
  • 0Avg SqFt
  • 0Avg Year
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Condominium Complexes

Wilton CT Silvermine Woods

Located along the Silvermine Golf Club, this community offers residents free membership.

  • 1Homes
  • $989KAvg Price
  • 3,854Avg SqFt
  • 1986Avg Year
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Wilton CT Wilton Hunt

These spacious cluster homes feature fireplaces, hardwood floors, and deck with gorgeous views of the surrounding woods.

  • 1Homes
  • $625KAvg Price
  • 2,079Avg SqFt
  • 1996Avg Year
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Wilton CT Wilton Crest

These condos are beautifully landscaped, and offer a private deck, pool and tennis courts, as well as a short walk to shops and restaurants.

  • 1Homes
  • $410KAvg Price
  • 1,284Avg SqFt
  • 1985Avg Year
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Wilton CT Fawn Ridge

Located close to shopping and restaurants in the center, these condos also feature tennis courts and a pool on site.

  • 1Homes
  • $395KAvg Price
  • 2,434Avg SqFt
  • 1984Avg Year
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Wilton CT Glen Ridge

These sought after condos feature fireplaces, decks, hardwood floors, and washers and dryers, as well as a short walk to shops and restaurants.

  • 1Homes
  • $375KAvg Price
  • 1,255Avg SqFt
  • 1984Avg Year
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Wilton CT Village Walk

Located in the center of Wilton is a highly sought after complex offering private patios, a pool on site, and a quick walk to shops and restaurants.

  • 1Homes
  • $249KAvg Price
  • 821Avg SqFt
  • 1982Avg Year
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