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 $ 2.37M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.10M median price
With most homes on the market New Canaan Center 85 homes for sale
With the largest homes Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes New Canaan Center 27 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

New Canaan Center

27 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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Talmadge Hill - Ponus

23 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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Smith Ridge Road - Canoe Hill Road

18 homes recently sold

This quiet, residential neighborhood features many spacious homes.

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Pinney’s Corners - Selleck’s Corners

16 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

319 homes for sale

$ 1.50M median price

93.0% sale / list ratio

162 days on market

latest homes for sale

Condo Home For Sale in New Canaan CT 06840.  townhouse near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Condo Home

187 Park Street, unit B, New Canaan CT $ 629,000 New listing
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,234 Sqft Built in 1981 Townhouse
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Condo Home For Sale in New Canaan CT 06840.  townhouse near waterfront with swimming pool and 1 car garage.

Condo Home

123 Richmond Hill Road, unit 16, New Canaan CT $ 675,000 New listing
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,869 Sqft Built in 1973 Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 15 Oct 2019
Luxury Mansion For Sale in New Canaan CT 06840. Big colonial house near waterfront with 3 car garage.

Luxury Mansion

12 Rosebrook Road, New Canaan CT $ 2,045,000 New listing
6 Beds 8 Baths 2.0 Acres 7,901 Sqft Built in 1996 Big Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 15 Oct 2019
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homes styles and types

1967 average year built

5,172 average sq feet

2.27 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 274 $ 2.18M
Condos 41 $ 819K
Multi Family 4 $ 856K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 27 $ 942K
Antique 16 $ 1.68M
Victorian 2 $ 1.65M
Contemporary 10 $ 2.58M
Colonial 211 $ 2.31M
Cottage 1 $ 799K
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homes
median
price
Waterfront 42 $ 2.53M
Luxury 110 $ 3.55M
Mansions 98 $ 3.47M
New Construction 319 $ 1.99M

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in New Canaan CT 06840. Colonial house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

78 Cross Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,000,000 Closed
4 Beds 4 Baths 1.23 Acres 3,171 Sqft Built in 1952 Colonial House
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sold on 10 Oct 2019
Single Family Home Sold in New Canaan CT 06840. Colonial house near waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

62 Comstock Hill Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,315,000 Closed
5 Beds 4 Baths 1.06 Acres 4,481 Sqft Built in 1956 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 9 Oct 2019
Luxury Mansion Sold in New Canaan CT 06840. Big colonial house near waterfront with swimming pool and 3 car garage.

Luxury Mansion

9 Father Peters Lane, New Canaan CT $ 2,500,000 Closed
5 Beds 8 Baths 4.48 Acres 9,402 Sqft Built in 1996 Big Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 9 Oct 2019
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$13,900,000
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Average sale price

$1,987,671

Median sale price

$1,495,000

Cheapest home

$259,900 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 634M

Sale / List ratio

93%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K0 homes

  • $200K - $300K4 homes

  • $300K - $400K6 homes

  • $400K - $500K0 homes

  • $500K - $600K7 homes

  • $600K - $700K17 homes

  • $700K - $800K16 homes

  • $800K - $900K18 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M15 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M11 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M17 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M21 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M21 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M13 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M10 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M5 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M11 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M7 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M10 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M35 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M26 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M15 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M10 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M6 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M8 homes

  • $5M - $10M8 homes

  • > $10M2 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1967

Median construction year

1976

Oldest homes built in

1735
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18005 homes

  • 1800 - 190018 homes

  • 1900 - 19108 homes

  • 1910 - 19202 homes

  • 1920 - 193012 homes

  • 1930 - 194010 homes

  • 1940 - 195010 homes

  • 1950 - 196037 homes

  • 1960 - 197041 homes

  • 1970 - 198029 homes

  • 1980 - 199030 homes

  • 1990 - 200021 homes

  • 2000 - 201043 homes

  • > 201053 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

17,902 square feet
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Average home surface

5,172

Median home surface

4,632

Smallest home

615 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10006 homes

  • 1000 - 150011 homes

  • 1500 - 200015 homes

  • 2000 - 250022 homes

  • 2500 - 300021 homes

  • 3000 - 350031 homes

  • 3500 - 400022 homes

  • 4000 - 450022 homes

  • 4500 - 500025 homes

  • > 5000144 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 - 168 homes

  • 1 - 246 homes

  • 2 - 3101 homes

  • 3 - 415 homes

  • 4 - 527 homes

  • 5 - 610 homes

  • 6 - 76 homes

  • 7 - 82 homes

  • 8 - 91 homes

  • 9 - 100 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 Jelliff Mill Falls $ 1.69M median price
Most affordable complex Oenoke $ 307K median price
With most homes on the market Oenoke 6 homes for sale
With the largest homes Jelliff Mill Falls 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Pride’s Crossing 3 sold in last 90 days
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