New Canaan Connecticut

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Lifestyle in 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.
Map of New Canaan CT

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:


The Neighborhoods

New Canaan CT has 4 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods
Most expensive neighborhood Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners $ 1.83M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.11M median price
With most homes on the market Smith Ridge Road - Canoe Hill Road 60 homes for sale
With the largest homes Talmadge Hill - Ponus 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes New Canaan Center 32 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

New Canaan Center

32 homes recently sold

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

19 homes recently sold

This quiet, residential neighborhood features many spacious homes.

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Talmadge Hill - Ponus

8 homes recently sold

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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Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners

8 homes recently sold

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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The Homes in New Canaan

209 homes for sale

$ 1.50M median price

93.1% sale / list ratio

204 days on market

latest homes for sale

Foreclosure: Single Family Home For Sale in New Canaan CT 06840. Colonial house near waterfront with swimming pool and 3 car garage.

Single Family Home

19 Father Peters Lane, New Canaan CT $ 1,799,900 New listing
5 Beds 5 Baths 4.41 Acres 6,160 Sqft Built in 1992 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 15 Jan 2020
Condo Home For Sale in New Canaan CT 06840.  townhouse near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Condo Home

48 Heritage Hill Road, unit 48, New Canaan CT $ 799,000 New listing
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,346 Sqft Built in 1972 Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 15 Jan 2020
Luxury Mansion For Sale in New Canaan CT 06840. Big colonial house near river side waterfront with swimming pool and 3 car garage.

Luxury Mansion

79 Devonwood Lane, New Canaan CT $ 3,450,000 New listing
6 Beds 8 Baths 2.1 Acres 9,803 Sqft Built in 2006 Big Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 15 Jan 2020
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homes styles and types

1969 average year built

5,117 average sq feet

2.55 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 180 $ 2.21M
Condos 27 $ 836K
Multi Family 2 $ 949K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 18 $ 976K
Antique 8 $ 1.48M
Victorian 2 $ 1.60M
Contemporary 8 $ 2.88M
Colonial 140 $ 2.25M
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 34 $ 2.43M
Luxury 70 $ 3.69M
Mansions 65 $ 3.57M
New Construction 209 $ 2.02M

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in New Canaan CT 06840. Colonial house near waterfront with 3 car garage.

Single Family Home

305 Weed Street, New Canaan CT $ 1,252,000 Closed
5 Beds 4 Baths 1.16 Acres 4,417 Sqft Built in 1977 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 16 Jan 2020
Condo Home Sold in New Canaan CT 06840.  house near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Condo Home

8 Lakeview Avenue, unit 8, New Canaan CT $ 587,500 Closed
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,657 Sqft Built in 1978 House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 15 Jan 2020
Luxury Mansion Sold in New Canaan CT 06840. Big colonial house near waterfront with swimming pool and 3 car garage.

Luxury Mansion

128 Stoneleigh Road, New Canaan CT $ 2,800,000 Closed
5 Beds 9 Baths 2.09 Acres 9,344 Sqft Built in 1998 Big Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 15 Jan 2020
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$13,900,000
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Average sale price

$2,021,469

Median sale price

$1,499,000

Cheapest home

$239,900 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 422M

Sale / List ratio

93%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K0 homes

  • $200K - $300K4 homes

  • $300K - $400K1 homes

  • $400K - $500K0 homes

  • $500K - $600K4 homes

  • $600K - $700K10 homes

  • $700K - $800K14 homes

  • $800K - $900K15 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M10 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M6 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M11 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M12 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M13 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M5 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M5 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M6 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M8 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M7 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M8 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M22 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M17 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M10 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M6 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M2 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M5 homes

  • $5M - $10M6 homes

  • > $10M2 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1969

Median construction year

1977

Oldest homes built in

1735
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18002 homes

  • 1800 - 190010 homes

  • 1900 - 19105 homes

  • 1910 - 19200 homes

  • 1920 - 19308 homes

  • 1930 - 19406 homes

  • 1940 - 19508 homes

  • 1950 - 196026 homes

  • 1960 - 197027 homes

  • 1970 - 198025 homes

  • 1980 - 199016 homes

  • 1990 - 200012 homes

  • 2000 - 201027 homes

  • > 201037 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

14,530 square feet
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Average home surface

5,117

Median home surface

4,562

Smallest home

743 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10004 homes

  • 1000 - 15003 homes

  • 1500 - 200012 homes

  • 2000 - 250016 homes

  • 2500 - 300015 homes

  • 3000 - 350022 homes

  • 3500 - 400014 homes

  • 4000 - 450015 homes

  • 4500 - 500015 homes

  • > 500093 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

31 acres
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Average home lot

2

Median home lot

2

Home with smallest lot

0 acres
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Acres Breakdown
  • 0 - 140 homes

  • 1 - 223 homes

  • 2 - 370 homes

  • 3 - 49 homes

  • 4 - 524 homes

  • 5 - 66 homes

  • 6 - 76 homes

  • 7 - 81 homes

  • 8 - 90 homes

  • 9 - 101 homes

  • > 101 homes


Condo Complexes in New Canaan CT

New Canaan CT has 35 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes
Most expensive complex Richmond Mews $ 1.68M median price
Most affordable complex Oenoke $ 284K median price
With most homes on the market Lee Fair West 5 homes for sale
With the largest homes Canaan Mews 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Oenoke 3 sold in last 90 days
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