Belden Hill Neighborhood in Wilton, CT

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About the Neighborhood

Located close to the town center, this charming neighborhood features many antique homes.
Map of Belden Hill, Wilton CT

The first settlers of Wilton Parish, Nathaniel Ketchum, John St. John, and John Keeler, were also the first settlers of Belden Hill. This section of town was named for Samuel and John Belden, brothers of Wilton resident William Belden. Neither man, Samuel or John, actually lived in Belden Hill.

Nathaniel Ketchum was a native of Norwalk, but moved to Wilton to a farm of 87 acres. He sat in the Great Pew at church, was on the Society Committee and Highway Committee, was the first Lieutenant of the Wilton Train Band, and was also in charge of the Wilton school money. There was a single room schoolhouse in Belden Hill, which was in operation until the mid-1930s. Like other schoolhouses in Wilton, such as Bald Hill, Middlebrook, and Nod Hill, it was converted into a home that is still lived in today.

Living nearby to Ketchum was John St. John, the musician of Wilton Parish, who was also in charge of psalms on Sunday. He farmed on 145 acres of land from 1715 to 1773. John Keeler, known as the settler of Belden Hill, owned land there in 1709, and built his home in 1714. The home was rebuilt in 1744 and again in 1895.

Perhaps the best-known Belden family member is William Belden, who came to Wilton with his wife Margaret Arms and their 10 children in the early 1700s. They moved from the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts after an Indian massacre destroyed their home and homes of relatives, many of whom were killed or taken in captivity.

The Belden family moved to the historic district Pimpewaug, where an old home remains there today. Belden’s farm became known to townspeople as “Egypt,” as he was successful with his harvests when his neighbors had barren fields.

Belden was a prominent member of Wilton and was eventually granted a seat in the front row pew of the Congregational Church. William Belden has several ancestors of Wilton, including the Hurlbutts, Coles, Rockwells, Seymours, Taylors, and more.

His grandson, Azor II, is rumored to have been involved in a murder. The story goes that in 1789, a traveler named Stephen Wakeman met Belden in a tavern. Wakeman had a large stash of money on him, peaking the interest of Belden. When Wakeman left the tavern, Belden followed him and struck him with ax, and threw his dead body in an old silver mine at Honey Hill. To further the legend, human bones were supposedly found in the silver mine nearly a hundred years later.


Homes for Sale in the Neighborhood

15 homes for sale

$ 1.12M median price

$ 331 price / sq foot

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home

195 New Canaan Road, Wilton CT $ 389,900 Cont. to Show
3 Beds 3 Baths 1.9 Acres 2,716 Sqft Built in 1952 ran
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listed on 25 Nov 2020

Single Family Home

6 Wakefield Road, Wilton CT $ 496,000 Active
2 Beds 2 Baths 0.15 Acres 1,176 Sqft Built in 1950 ran
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listed on 26 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

161 Old Huckleberry Road, Wilton CT $ 1,123,000 Deposit
5 Beds 4 Baths 1.82 Acres 5,610 Sqft Built in 1968 cnt,eur
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listed on 16 Oct 2020
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1946 avg. year built

4,089 avg. sq feet

3.23 avg. acres
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Recently Sold Homes in Belden Hill

14 recently sold

100.1% sale / list ratio

77 days on market

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Single Family Home

176 Range Road, Wilton CT $ 1,200,000 Closed
5 Beds 5 Baths 2.52 Acres 3,109 Sqft Built in 1992 cnt
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Sold on 30 Nov 2020

Single Family Home

98 Old Belden Hill Road, Wilton CT $ 830,000 Closed
3 Beds 3 Baths 3.02 Acres 3,737 Sqft Built in 1979 col
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Sold on 30 Nov 2020

Single Family Home

285 Belden Hill Road, Wilton CT $ 1,105,000 Closed
5 Beds 6 Baths 2.0 Acres 5,366 Sqft Built in 1995 col
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Sold on 20 Nov 2020
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Market Analysis Homes for Sale in Neighborhood

Most expensive home

$3,999,999
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Average sale price

$1,388,652

Median sale price

$1,123,000

Cheapest home

$389,900 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 20.8M

Sale / List ratio

100%

Newest homes built in

2021
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Average construction year

1946

Median construction year

1965

Oldest homes built in

1810
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Biggest home

8,600 square feet
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Average home surface

4,089 square feet

Median home surface

3,444square feet

Smallest home

1,176 square feet
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Homes for Rent in the Neighborhood

2 homes for rent

$ 3.1K median price

$ 2 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

23 Old Huckleberry Road, Wilton CT $ 4,500 Deposit
3 Beds 2 Baths 1.54 Acres 2,150 Sqft Built in 1930 cap
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listed on 19 Nov 2020

Multi Family Home

140 Old Kingdom Road, Wilton CT $ 1,700 Active
0 Beds 1 Baths 2.13 Acres 720 Sqft Built in 1966 ran
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listed on 22 Sep 2020
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Recently Rented Homes in Belden Hill

No homes have been rented in in Belden Hill, Wilton, CT, in the last 90 days.

Local Information

Town

Wilton, CT

With high ranking schools, easy commute to Manhattan, and a variety of recreational activities, this town is a great place to live.

This complex is 32% above the town's $ 849K avg price
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County

Fairfield County

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This complex is 107% above the county's $ 540K avg price
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