New Fairfield Connecticut

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As one of five towns surrounding Candlewood Lake, many homes in town boast waterfront views. Boating, golfing, fishing, and hiking are popular among residents.
Map of New Fairfield CT

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 The town was established in 1740, after being purchased from the Schaghticoke tribe for sixty pounds, and was originally made up of “The Upper Seven Miles”, now the city of Sherman, and “Lower Seven Miles”, which is New Fairfield of today.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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The Neighborhoods

New Fairfield CT has 2 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods
Most expensive neighborhood North New Fairfield $ 414K median price
Most affordable neighborhood South New Fairfield $ 375K median price
With most homes on the market South New Fairfield 42 homes for sale
With the largest homes South New Fairfield 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes South New Fairfield 43 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

South New Fairfield

43 homes recently sold

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

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North New Fairfield

10 homes recently sold

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

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The Homes in New Fairfield

67 homes for sale

$ 375K median price

97.2% sale / list ratio

114 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in New Fairfield CT 06812. Ranch house near river side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

2 Cloverleaf Drive, New Fairfield CT $ 399,000 New listing
3 Beds 3 Baths 2.0 Acres 1,887 Sqft Built in 1972 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 21 Jan 2020
Single Family Home For Sale in New Fairfield CT 06812.  cape cod house near lake side waterfront.

Single Family Home

6 Windmill Road, New Fairfield CT $ 669,000 New listing
4 Beds 2 Baths 0.15 Acres 1,902 Sqft Built in 1961 Cape Cod House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 16 Jan 2020
Single Family Home For Sale in New Fairfield CT 06812. Colonial house near waterfront with 3 car garage.

Single Family Home

118 Gillotti Road, New Fairfield CT $ 519,900 New listing
5 Beds 4 Baths 2.02 Acres 3,608 Sqft Built in 1991 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 16 Jan 2020
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homes styles and types

1970 average year built

2,609 average sq feet

1.34 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 66 $ 526K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Contemporary 9 $ 840K
Colonial 18 $ 605K
Cottage 4 $ 322K
Chalet 2 $ 459K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 30 $ 653K
Luxury 1 $ 2.90M
Mansions 3 $ 1.56M
New Construction 67 $ 524K

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in New Fairfield CT 06812. Ranch house near waterfront.

Single Family Home

42 Bigelow Road, New Fairfield CT $ 165,000 Closed
2 Beds 2 Baths 1.39 Acres 975 Sqft Built in 1953 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 17 Jan 2020
Foreclosure: Single Family Home Sold in New Fairfield CT 06812. Ranch house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

84 Ball Pond Road, New Fairfield CT $ 186,000 Closed
3 Beds 4 Baths 0.7 Acres 1,400 Sqft Built in 1962 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 16 Jan 2020
Single Family Home Sold in New Fairfield CT 06812. Contemporary, colonial house near waterfront.

Single Family Home

13 Candlewood Road, New Fairfield CT $ 859,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.2 Acres 2,952 Sqft Built in 2011 Contemporary, Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 16 Jan 2020
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$2,895,000
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Average sale price

$523,549

Median sale price

$375,000

Cheapest home

$169,900 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 35.1M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K3 homes

  • $200K - $300K17 homes

  • $300K - $400K16 homes

  • $400K - $500K6 homes

  • $500K - $600K10 homes

  • $600K - $700K4 homes

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  • $900K - $1.0M1 homes

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  • > $10M0 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1970

Median construction year

1968

Oldest homes built in

1930
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18000 homes

  • 1800 - 19000 homes

  • 1900 - 19100 homes

  • 1910 - 19200 homes

  • 1920 - 19300 homes

  • 1930 - 19408 homes

  • 1940 - 19504 homes

  • 1950 - 196010 homes

  • 1960 - 197014 homes

  • 1970 - 19808 homes

  • 1980 - 19904 homes

  • 1990 - 200010 homes

  • 2000 - 20104 homes

  • > 20105 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

9,684 square feet
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Average home surface

2,609

Median home surface

2,124

Smallest home

720 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10003 homes

  • 1000 - 150015 homes

  • 1500 - 200012 homes

  • 2000 - 250012 homes

  • 2500 - 30005 homes

  • 3000 - 35003 homes

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  • 4000 - 45003 homes

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  • > 50005 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

19 acres
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Average home lot

1

Median home lot

0

Home with smallest lot

0 acres
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Acres Breakdown
  • 0 - 138 homes

  • 1 - 29 homes

  • 2 - 316 homes

  • 3 - 41 homes

  • 4 - 51 homes

  • 5 - 60 homes

  • 6 - 70 homes

  • 7 - 80 homes

  • 8 - 90 homes

  • 9 - 100 homes

  • > 101 homes


Condo Complexes in New Fairfield CT

New Fairfield CT has 3 condo complexes.
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