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

304 homes for sale

$ 1.85M median price

$ 533 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

773 New Norwalk Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,195,000 Cont. to Show
4 Beds 3 Baths 1.17 Acres 2,656 Sqft Built in 1968 col
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listed on 2021-03-03

Single Family Home

200 Mill Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,695,000 Active
4 Beds 4 Baths 2.61 Acres 3,790 Sqft Built in 1929 cap
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listed on 2021-03-08

Single Family Home

853 Valley Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,095,000 Active
6 Beds 4 Baths 2.03 Acres 2,984 Sqft Built in 1963 spl
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listed on 2021-04-01
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1973 avg. year built

4,998 avg. sq feet

2.60 avg. acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 230 $ 2.64M
Condos 69 $ 1.56M
Multi Family 4 $ 1.12M
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 18 $ 1.26M
Antique 10 $ 2.39M
Contemporary 6 $ 1.92M
Tudor 1 $ 2.18M
Colonial 180 $ 2.66M
Cottage 1 $ 2.05M
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 38 $ 2.78M
Luxury 140 $ 3.55M
Mansions 98 $ 3.98M
New Construction 62 $ 2.43M

Recently Sold Homes in New Canaan, CT

237 recently sold

97.2% sale / list ratio

117 days on market

latest sold homes

Single Family Home

234 Sleepy Hollow Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,225,000 Closed
5 Beds 4 Baths 2.15 Acres 3,280 Sqft Built in 1976 col
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Sold on 2021-04-02

Luxury Single Family Home

10 Gerrish Lane, New Canaan CT $ 2,060,000 Closed
4 Beds 6 Baths 0.9 Acres 4,764 Sqft Built in 1930 col
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Sold on 2021-04-01

Single Family Home

131 Millport Avenue, New Canaan CT $ 1,026,000 Closed
5 Beds 3 Baths 0.19 Acres 2,365 Sqft Built in 1930 col
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Sold on 2021-04-01
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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

$2,365,959

Median sale price

$1,852,500

Cheapest home

$268,000 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 719M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Newest homes built in

2021
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Average construction year

1973

Median construction year

1985

Oldest homes built in

1710
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Biggest home

19,946 square feet
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Average home surface

4,998 square feet

Median home surface

4,502square feet

Smallest home

638 square feet
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Homes for Rent in New Canaan

28 homes for rent

$ 14.5K median price

$ 4.10 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

64 Sunrise Avenue, New Canaan CT $ 6,400 Deposit
4 Beds 4 Baths 0.12 Acres 2,165 Sqft Built in 1953 cap
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listed on 2021-04-01

Condo Home

52 Oak Street, New Canaan CT $ 7,450 Coming Soon
4 Beds 4 Baths 0.29 Acres 3,000 Sqft Built in 2018 tow
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listed on 2021-04-01

Single Family Home

143 Park Street, New Canaan CT $ 12,000 Closed
5 Beds 5 Baths 0.13 Acres 4,137 Sqft Built in 2017 col,far
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Rented on 2021-04-07
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Recently Rented Homes in New Canaan, CT

57 recently rented

99.2% rent / list ratio

56 days on market

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Residential Property

19 Urban Street, New Canaan CT $ 550 Closed
0 Beds 0 Baths 500 Sqft Built in 2019 oth
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Rented on 2021-04-02

Single Family Home

197 Deep Valley Road, New Canaan CT $ 11,000 Closed
4 Beds 5 Baths 4.65 Acres 5,370 Sqft Built in 1976 col
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Rented on 2021-04-01

Single Family Home

91 Dogwood Lane, New Canaan CT $ 12,500 Closed
5 Beds 5 Baths 1.2 Acres 4,388 Sqft Built in 1940 cap
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Rented on 2021-04-01
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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 $ 2.80M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.51M median price
With most homes on the market New Canaan Center 116 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 89 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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Canaan Mews New Canaan

Unit Styles
Colonial, Townhouse

Bedrooms
3, 4, 5

Year built
1986, 1987

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Oak Park New Canaan

Unit Styles
Colonial, Townhouse

Bedrooms
3

Year built
2008

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