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.

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Homes for Sale in New Canaan

272 homes for sale

$ 1.50M median price

$ 403 price / sq foot

latest homes for sale

Luxury Mansion

14 Adams Lane, New Canaan CT $ 5,395,000 Active
5 Beds 9 Baths 2.44 Acres 8,771 Sqft Built in 2007 Colonial
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listed

Luxury Mansion

98 Skyview Lane, New Canaan CT $ 3,100,000 Active
5 Beds 8 Baths 1.97 Acres 8,159 Sqft Built in 2004 Colonial
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listed

Condo Home

90 Hoyt Street, unit 90, New Canaan CT $ 1,395,000 Active
5 Beds 6 Baths 3,473 Sqft Built in 2014 Townhouse
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listed on 11 Aug 2020
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1963 avg. year built

5,026 avg. sq feet

2.40 avg. acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 225 $ 2.28M
Condos 42 $ 897K
Multi Family 5 $ 1.13M
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 34 $ 929K
Antique 12 $ 1.95M
Contemporary 6 $ 2.46M
Colonial 168 $ 2.41M
premium active
homes
median
price
Luxury 92 $ 3.67M
Mansions 84 $ 3.67M
New Construction 272 $ 2.04M

Recently Sold Homes in New Canaan, CT

128 recently sold

95.9% sale / list ratio

136 days on market

latest sold homes

Condo Home

289 New Norwalk Road, unit 1, New Canaan CT $ 810,000 Sold
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,919 Sqft Built in 1972 Townhouse, Other
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sold

Single Family Home

123 Colonial Road, New Canaan CT $ 1,450,000 Sold
4 Beds 5 Baths 2.66 Acres 5,209 Sqft Built in 1956 Colonial
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sold

Single Family Home

116 Southwood Drive, New Canaan CT $ 1,130,000 Sold
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.57 Acres 3,048 Sqft Built in 1925 Colonial
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sold on 11 Aug 2020
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Homes for Sale in New Canaan Market Analysis

Most expensive home

$13,900,000
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Average sale price

$2,042,410

Median sale price

$1,495,000

Cheapest home

$259,900 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 556M

Sale / List ratio

96%

Newest homes built in

2021
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Average construction year

1963

Median construction year

1972

Oldest homes built in

1735
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Biggest home

22,691 square feet
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Average home surface

5,026

Median home surface

4,304

Smallest home

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

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Homes for sale median price evolution, in New Canaan.

Homes for Rent in New Canaan

33 homes for rent

$ 6.4K median price

$ 3.23 price / sq foot

latest homes for rent

Multi Family Home

26 Ledge Avenue, New Canaan CT $ 1,800 Active
1 Beds 2 Baths 0.36 Acres 900 Sqft Built in 1918 Colonial, Other
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listed on 11 Aug 2020

Single Family Home

112 Frogtown Road, New Canaan CT $ 16,000 Active
7 Beds 7 Baths 2.0 Acres 6,639 Sqft Built in 1902 Colonial
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listed on 11 Aug 2020

Single Family Home

774 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan CT $ 14,500 Active
4 Beds 6 Baths 2.79 Acres 3,506 Sqft Built in 1986 Colonial
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listed on 10 Aug 2020
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Recently Rented Homes in New Canaan, CT

83 recently rented

102.2% rent / list ratio

79 days on market

latest rented homes

Multi Family Home

20 East Hills Drive, New Canaan CT $ 2,350 Rented
2 Beds 2 Baths 800 Sqft Built in 1976 Half Duplex
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rented on 11 Aug 2020

Single Family Home

53 Hillside Avenue, New Canaan CT $ 3,800 Rented
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.13 Acres 1,788 Sqft Built in 1961 Colonial
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rented on 11 Aug 2020

Mansion

375r West Road, New Canaan CT $ 18,000 Rented
6 Beds 9 Baths 2.01 Acres 10,079 Sqft Built in 2016 Colonial
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rented on 10 Aug 2020
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Homes for Rent in New Canaan Monthly Report
July 2020

Active Listings

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Median Rent Price

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 $ 2.60M median price
Most affordable neighborhood New Canaan Center $ 1.13M median price
With most homes on the market New Canaan Center 103 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 52 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.

52 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Smith Ridge Road - Canoe Hill Road

This quiet, residential neighborhood features many spacious homes.

38 homes recently sold see neighborhood

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.

24 homes recently sold see neighborhood

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.

23 homes recently sold see neighborhood

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 $ 1.50M median price
Most affordable complex Park Mead $ 260K median price
With most homes on the market Oenoke 2 homes for sale
With the largest homes Jelliff Mill Falls 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Oenoke 2 sold in last 90 days
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