Places to Live and Homes in New Canaan, CT

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About the Town

With its vibrant Main Street, this charming town boasts many luxury homes. Rated one of the best places to live in Connecticut, it features an easy commute into New York City.
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New Canaan is a beautiful town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, one of the most affluent communities in the United States. Established in 1731 as Canaan Parish, the area was a religious community in northwestern Norwalk and northeastern Stamford. Initially, Canaan Parish was not designed as a town and that is why, when it was incorporated in 1801, New Canaan didn’t have a main street, a central common or a town hall. The settlement developed as an agricultural community and it remained one until late 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century when shoe making transformed the town and became the major industry in New Canaan.

In addition, many other small companies started to grow in different parts of the town, contributing to its rapid change and development. Once the railroad came to New Canaan, wealthy people of New York were attracted by the beauty of the town and made a habit out of spending their vacations here. Some of them were so charmed by this lovely town that they started moving to New Canaan and commuting to their jobs in the big city. Many of the tasteful and beautiful estates that belonged to the early families that came from the city can be found even today, sprinkled throughout this small town.

From the late 1940s through the 1960s, New Canaan was an important center for the modern design movement, attracting many artists, writers and media people. World famous architects found in New Canaan a place where they could bring their ideas to life, and managed to create many cutting edge homes. The most famous of all was the Glass House, created by Phillip Johnson, and it can be visited by appointment.

Over the years, New Canaan grew into a wonderful place that offers residents opportunities that ensure a comfortable and modern lifestyle. With its art galleries and historic sites, the town always adds something to its cultural value. Besides, there are many recreational activities to be enjoyed in New Canaan, as there are many parks and open spaces. Located close to Stamford and New York City, the town gives residents the chance to escape into different places and enjoy everything the surrounding cities have to offer.

New Canaan Demographic Details:


Homes for Sale in New Canaan

317 homes for sale

$ 1.65M median price

$ 438 price / sq foot

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home

322 Canoe Hill Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,798,099 Active
5 Beds 5 Baths 1.8 Acres 3,605 Sqft Built in 1939 col
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listed on 26 Oct 2020

Luxury Mansion

95 Devonwood Lane, New Canaan CT $ 4,795,000 Active
6 Beds 9 Baths 2.0 Acres 8,101 Sqft Built in 2020 col,far
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listed on 26 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

102 Locust Avenue, New Canaan CT $ 1,295,000 Active
3 Beds 3 Baths 0.27 Acres 3,220 Sqft Built in 2020 col
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listed on 26 Oct 2020
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1967 avg. year built

4,953 avg. sq feet

2.34 avg. acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 253 $ 2.32M
Condos 58 $ 1.06M
Multi Family 5 $ 1.13M
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 32 $ 1.05M
Antique 14 $ 2.63M
Victorian 1 $ 2.30M
Contemporary 10 $ 2.11M
Tudor 4 $ 3.37M
Colonial 188 $ 2.37M
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 42 $ 2.06M
Luxury 112 $ 3.53M
Mansions 99 $ 3.52M
New Construction 46 $ 2.39M

Recently Sold Homes in New Canaan, CT

163 recently sold

96.8% sale / list ratio

120 days on market

latest sold homes

Single Family Home

88 Richmond Hill Road, New Canaan CT $ 625,000 Closed
2 Beds 2 Baths 0.27 Acres 1,159 Sqft Built in 1920 ran
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Sold on 23 Oct 2020

Condo Home

30 Richmond Hill Road, unit 30, New Canaan CT $ 1,525,000 Closed
3 Beds 3 Baths 3,673 Sqft Built in 2001 tow
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Sold on 22 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

269 Dans Highway, New Canaan CT $ 1,500,000 Closed
4 Beds 5 Baths 4.01 Acres 6,700 Sqft Built in 1988 cnt
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Sold on 20 Oct 2020
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Homes for Sale in New Canaan Market Analysis

Most expensive home

$8,600,000
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Average sale price

$2,063,063

Median sale price

$1,649,000

Cheapest home

$259,900 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 654M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Newest homes built in

2021
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Average construction year

1967

Median construction year

1973

Oldest homes built in

1732
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Biggest home

22,691 square feet
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Average home surface

4,953 square feet

Median home surface

4,511square feet

Smallest home

638 square feet
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Homes for Rent in New Canaan

29 homes for rent

$ 7.5K median price

$ 2.67 price / sq foot

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Condo Home

143 Heritage Hill Road, unit C, New Canaan CT $ 2,600 Active
2 Beds 1 Baths 1,026 Sqft Built in 1964 col
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listed on 24 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

57 Smith Ridge Road, New Canaan CT $ 2,000 Active
2 Beds 1 Baths 0.19 Acres 800 Sqft Built in 1905 col
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listed on 23 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

120 Mariomi Road, New Canaan CT $ 7,500 Active
4 Beds 3 Baths 1.32 Acres 4,000 Sqft Built in 1953 col
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listed on 22 Oct 2020
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Recently Rented Homes in New Canaan, CT

58 recently rented

100.1% rent / list ratio

51 days on market

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Single Family Home

127 Lambert Road, New Canaan CT $ 8,000 Closed
2 Beds 3 Baths 2.18 Acres 2,691 Sqft Built in 1920 col
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Rented on 22 Oct 2020

Multi Family Home

40 Ledge Avenue, unit B, New Canaan CT $ 1,850 Closed
1 Beds 1 Baths 0.51 Acres 650 Sqft Built in 1900 oth
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Rented on 21 Oct 2020

Multi Family Home

26 Ledge Avenue, New Canaan CT $ 1,800 Closed
1 Beds 2 Baths 0.36 Acres 900 Sqft Built in 1918 col,oth
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Rented on 21 Oct 2020
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Neighborhoods in New Canaan, CT

New Canaan, CT has 4 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods

Most expensive neighborhood Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners $ 2.89M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.24M median price
With most homes on the market New Canaan Center 100 homes for sale
With the largest homes Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners 0 avg. square feet
With most recently sold homes New Canaan Center 61 sold in last 90 days

Best Selling Neighborhoods

New Canaan Center

With many homes and condominiums the center is walking distance to a variety of restaurants, independent shops, and boutiqutes.

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Smith Ridge Road - Canoe Hill Road

This quiet, residential neighborhood features many spacious homes.

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Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners

This mainly residential area is home to the Country Club of New Canaan and is right next to the bustling town center.

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Talmadge Hill - Ponus

Located in this neighborhood is the well known Waveny Park, which has over 250 acres of wooded forests, hiking trails, and fields.

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Condo Complexes in New Canaan, CT

New Canaan, CT has 35 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes
Most expensive complex Park Slope $ 1.50M median price
Most affordable complex Park Mead $ 275K median price
With most homes on the market Oenoke 0 homes for sale
With the largest homes Canaan Mews 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Pride’s Crossing 0 sold in last 90 days
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