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

234 homes for sale

$ 1.75M median price

$ 555 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

10 Alan Lane, New Canaan CT $ 1,625,000 Active
5 Beds 5 Baths 4.14 Acres 5,589 Sqft Built in 1967 col
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listed

Single Family Home

57 Ramhorne Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,649,000 Active
4 Beds 4 Baths 2.28 Acres 4,327 Sqft Built in 1957 col
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listed

Single Family Home

60 Old Stamford Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,195,000 Active
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.37 Acres 2,004 Sqft Built in 1908 ant,far
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listed on 2021-01-26
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1973 avg. year built

4,617 avg. sq feet

2.39 avg. acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 165 $ 2.48M
Condos 65 $ 1.59M
Multi Family 3 $ 1.21M
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 15 $ 1.23M
Antique 13 $ 2.21M
Victorian 1 $ 2.30M
Contemporary 4 $ 2.14M
Tudor 1 $ 2.18M
Colonial 127 $ 2.50M
Cottage 1 $ 950K
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homes
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price
Waterfront 22 $ 3.20M
Luxury 102 $ 3.37M
Mansions 69 $ 3.68M
New Construction 66 $ 2.37M

Recently Sold Homes in New Canaan, CT

293 recently sold

96.9% sale / list ratio

133 days on market

latest sold homes

Condo Home

377 Main Street, unit 5, New Canaan CT $ 1,359,000 Closed
3 Beds 4 Baths 3,526 Sqft Built in 1972 tow
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Sold on 2021-01-26

Single Family Home

917 South Avenue, New Canaan CT $ 905,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 2.07 Acres 2,597 Sqft Built in 1795 far
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Sold on 2021-01-22

Single Family Home

293 Laurel Road, New Canaan CT $ 650,000 Closed
6 Beds 5 Baths 2.93 Acres 4,584 Sqft Built in 1941 ran
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Sold on 2021-01-21
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Homes for Sale in New Canaan Market Analysis

Most expensive home

$15,000,000
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Average sale price

$2,211,579

Median sale price

$1,752,500

Cheapest home

$259,999 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 518M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Newest homes built in

2021
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Average construction year

1973

Median construction year

1989

Oldest homes built in

1732
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Biggest home

19,946 square feet
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Average home surface

4,617 square feet

Median home surface

3,822square feet

Smallest home

678 square feet
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Homes for Sale in New Canaan Monthly Report
December 2020

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Homes for sale median price evolution, in New Canaan.

Homes for Rent in New Canaan

23 homes for rent

$ 4.3K median price

$ 2.90 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

51 Hawthorne Road, New Canaan CT $ 8,000 Active
4 Beds 4 Baths 0.38 Acres 2,569 Sqft Built in 1936 cap
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listed on 2021-01-25

Condo Home

132 Heritage Hill Road, unit A, New Canaan CT $ 2,550 Active
2 Beds 1 Baths 1,018 Sqft Built in 1965 ran
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listed on 2021-01-22

Condo Home

155 Heritage Hill Road, unit A, New Canaan CT $ 2,400 Active
2 Beds 1 Baths 836 Sqft Built in 1965 apa
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listed on 2021-01-15
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Recently Rented Homes in New Canaan, CT

78 recently rented

99.6% rent / list ratio

59 days on market

latest rented homes

Single Family Home

269 Valley Road, New Canaan CT $ 11,500 Closed
4 Beds 5 Baths 2.05 Acres 5,492 Sqft Built in 1986 cap,cnt
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Rented on 2021-01-20

Single Family Home

123r Wahackme Road, New Canaan CT $ 11,000 Closed
4 Beds 7 Baths 2.59 Acres 6,099 Sqft Built in 1948 col
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Rented on 2021-01-15

Single Family Home

15r Richmond Hill Road, New Canaan CT $ 15,000 Closed
5 Beds 7 Baths 0.22 Acres 5,642 Sqft Built in 2013 col
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Rented on 2021-01-15
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Homes for Rent in New Canaan Monthly Report
December 2020

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Homes for rent median price evolution, in New Canaan.

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 $ 2.70M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.56M median price
With most homes on the market New Canaan Center 105 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 108 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 42 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes

Maplewood New Canaan

Unit Styles
Townhouse, Colonial

Bedrooms
1, 3

Year built
1891

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Currier Court New Canaan

Unit Styles
Raised Ranch, Garden Ranch, Ranch

Bedrooms
1, 2, 3

Year built
1981, 1982

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Oak Park New Canaan

Unit Styles
Colonial, Townhouse

Bedrooms
3

Year built
2008

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