Places to Live and Homes in New Fairfield, CT

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About the Town

As one of five towns surrounding Candlewood Lake, many homes in town boast waterfront views. Boating, golfing, fishing, and hiking are popular among residents.
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New Fairfield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, on the shores of Candlewood Lake, the biggest lake in the state. The town was established in 1740, after being purchased from the Schaghticoke tribe for sixty pounds, and was originally made up of “The Upper Seven Miles”, now the city of Sherman, and “Lower Seven Miles”, which is New Fairfield of today.

The fertile land contributed to a rapid growth of the town, and in only six decades the town’s population reached more than 1,600 residents. In the early days, New Fairfield was an agricultural community, residents being involved only in farming and raising animals. The arrival of the 19th century changed the town, as it rapidly grew into an important manufacturing center for hats, combs and leather products. As years went by, New Fairfield lost most of its manufacturing in favor of Danbury, but the locals kept doing what they always did- farming- and managed to exist successfully until the Candlewood Lake project destroyed the farmland in 1926. Most of the residents were paid to leave their land and so the town’s population dropped significantly, only 434 people left by 1930.

The 1970s were a turning point for the town of New Fairfield, as it brought a better rail service, and new roads, turning Candlewood Lake into an amazing vacation site preferred by people living in lower Fairfield County and New York State. In the last years, New Fairfield has turned into a bedroom community, being a short drive or train ride away from the excitement and energy of the bigger cities.

Living in New Fairfield, Connecticut is a lovely experience, especially for those that love being near water. Candlewood Lake made the town popular again, a hidden treasure that people often overlooked. The summer cottages that used to line the lake’s shores are almost all gone, and luxurious homes with spectacular views replaced them. The town has an excellent educational system, with four highly rated schools. Residents can enjoy amazing recreational activities such as boating, fishing, swimming and sunbathing, and take advantage of all the beauty and opportunities that the town offers. New Fairfield is a peaceful, quiet and beautiful town, a place that is unique among the other Connecticut communities.

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Homes for Sale in New Fairfield

115 homes for sale

$ 440K median price

$ 241 price / sq foot

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home

37 Linda Lane, New Fairfield CT $ 319,900 Active
4 Beds 2 Baths 0.55 Acres 1,484 Sqft Built in 1986 Contemporary, Ranch
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listed on 3 Aug 2020

Single Family Home

16 Misty Brook Lane, New Fairfield CT $ 959,000 Active
5 Beds 5 Baths 1.02 Acres 6,014 Sqft Built in 1995 Colonial
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listed on 31 Jul 2020

Single Family Home

6 Renda Street, New Fairfield CT $ 349,999 Cont. to show
2 Beds 2 Baths 5.7 Acres 1,287 Sqft Built in 1956 Cape Cod
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listed on 31 Jul 2020
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1970 avg. year built

2,743 avg. sq feet

1.59 avg. acres
home types active
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Single Family 112 $ 659K
home styles active
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Contemporary 28 $ 959K
Colonial 35 $ 634K
Cottage 8 $ 394K
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Luxury 5 $ 3.18M
Mansions 9 $ 1.43M

Recently Sold Homes in New Fairfield, CT

74 recently sold

97.3% sale / list ratio

60 days on market

latest sold homes

Single Family Home

12 Southview Road, New Fairfield CT $ 517,000 Sold
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.55 Acres 2,178 Sqft Built in 1950 Cape Cod
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sold on 1 Aug 2020

Single Family Home

38 Jeremy Drive, New Fairfield CT $ 630,000 Sold
4 Beds 3 Baths 2.63 Acres 4,278 Sqft Built in 1995 Colonial
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sold on 31 Jul 2020

Single Family Home

2 Cloverleaf Drive, New Fairfield CT $ 368,000 Sold
3 Beds 3 Baths 2.0 Acres 1,887 Sqft Built in 1972 Raised Ranch
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sold on 31 Jul 2020
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Homes for Sale in New Fairfield Market Analysis

Most expensive home

$4,995,000
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Average sale price

$649,082

Median sale price

$440,000

Cheapest home

$169,900 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 74.6M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Newest homes built in

2015
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Average construction year

1970

Median construction year

1972

Oldest homes built in

1868
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Biggest home

10,138 square feet
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Average home surface

2,743

Median home surface

2,219

Smallest home

736 square feet
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Homes for Rent in New Fairfield

4 homes for rent

$ 2.0K median price

$ 2.65 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

5 Woods Road, New Fairfield CT $ 10,000 Active
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.24 Acres 1,835 Sqft Built in 1930 Cottage
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listed on 20 Jul 2020

Residential Property

86 Rte 37 , unit 4, New Fairfield CT $ 1,750 Active
2 Beds 2 Baths 800 Sqft Built in 2009 Ranch
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listed on 15 Jul 2020

Single Family Home

3 Elmwood Road, New Fairfield CT $ 1,400 Active
1 Beds 2 Baths 0.45 Acres 857 Sqft Built in 1940 Cottage
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listed on 19 Jun 2020
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Recently Rented Homes in New Fairfield, CT

11 recently rented

100.0% rent / list ratio

35 days on market

latest rented homes

Single Family Home

21 Fox Run, New Fairfield CT $ 1,750 Rented
2 Beds 1 Baths 0.35 Acres 714 Sqft Built in 1935 Ranch
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rented on 2 Aug 2020

Single Family Home

36 Lake Drive, New Fairfield CT $ 35,000 Rented
5 Beds 5 Baths 0.3 Acres 3,536 Sqft Built in 1936 Ranch
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rented on 17 Jul 2020

Single Family Home

9 Lavelle Avenue, New Fairfield CT $ 2,200 Rented
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.15 Acres 1,435 Sqft Built in 1955 Cape Cod
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rented on 16 Jul 2020
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Neighborhoods in New Fairfield, CT

New Fairfield, CT has 2 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods

Most expensive neighborhood North New Fairfield $ 570K median price
Most affordable neighborhood South New Fairfield $ 425K median price
With most homes on the market South New Fairfield 79 homes for sale
With the largest homes North New Fairfield 0 avg. square feet
With most recently sold homes South New Fairfield 46 sold in last 90 days

Best Selling Neighborhoods

South New Fairfield

Located next to Candlewood Lake, this neighborhood features many affordable homes and condos.

46 homes recently sold see neighborhood

North New Fairfield

With a variety of affordable homes and condominiums, this neighborhood borders Candlewood Lake.

20 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Condo Complexes in New Fairfield, CT

New Fairfield, CT has 3 condo complexes.
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