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 The town was established in 1740, after being purchased from the Schaghticoke tribe for sixty pounds, and was originally made up of “The Upper Seven Miles”, now the city of Sherman, and “Lower Seven Miles”, which is New Fairfield of today.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

114 homes for sale

$ 467K median price

$ 253 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

67 Rocky Hill Road, New Fairfield CT $ 589,900 Active
4 Beds 4 Baths 1.0 Acres 2,821 Sqft Built in 1986 cnt
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listed on 26 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

4 Sunswept Drive, New Fairfield CT $ 649,000 Active
4 Beds 4 Baths 2.1 Acres 5,675 Sqft Built in 1987 cnt
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listed on 26 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

41 Linda Lane, New Fairfield CT $ 369,000 Active
3 Beds 3 Baths 0.5 Acres 1,938 Sqft Built in 2001 rra
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listed on 23 Oct 2020
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1966 avg. year built

2,606 avg. sq feet

1.30 avg. acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 112 $ 658K
Condos 1 $ 219K
Multi Family 1 $ 549K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 1 $ 219K
Antique 1 $ 165K
Contemporary 23 $ 917K
Tudor 1 $ 395K
Colonial 29 $ 720K
Cottage 6 $ 389K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 30 $ 1.13M
Luxury 5 $ 3.02M
Mansions 5 $ 1.75M
New Construction 4 $ 1.00M

Recently Sold Homes in New Fairfield, CT

123 recently sold

100.1% sale / list ratio

57 days on market

latest sold homes

Single Family Home

76 Bigelow Road, New Fairfield CT $ 558,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 2.01 Acres 3,024 Sqft Built in 1976 col
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Sold on 24 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

8 Deer Lane, New Fairfield CT $ 366,000 Closed
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.76 Acres 2,102 Sqft Built in 1963 cap,cnt
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Sold on 23 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

55 Wood Creek Road, New Fairfield CT $ 825,000 Closed
2 Beds 2 Baths 1.5 Acres 2,180 Sqft Built in 1945 cap
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Sold on 22 Oct 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

$652,883

Median sale price

$467,400

Cheapest home

$165,000 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 74.4M

Sale / List ratio

100%

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1966

Median construction year

1969

Oldest homes built in

1750
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Biggest home

9,684 square feet
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Average home surface

2,606 square feet

Median home surface

2,233square feet

Smallest home

500 square feet
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Homes for Rent in New Fairfield

10 homes for rent

$ 2.4K median price

$ 2.55 price / sq foot

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Single Family Home

16 Windmill Road, New Fairfield CT $ 3,800 Active
3 Beds 4 Baths 0.15 Acres 2,246 Sqft Built in 1953 col
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listed on 26 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

1 Bogus Hill Road, New Fairfield CT $ 2,250 Cont. to Show
2 Beds 2 Baths 1.41 Acres 1,254 Sqft Built in 1950 cnt,bun
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listed on 16 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

402 State Route 37 , New Fairfield CT $ 1,450 Active
1 Beds 1 Baths 3.02 Acres 900 Sqft Built in 2001 ran
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listed on 15 Oct 2020
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Recently Rented Homes in New Fairfield, CT

7 recently rented

99.0% rent / list ratio

31 days on market

latest rented homes

Single Family Home

16 Albion Road, New Fairfield CT $ 2,600 Closed
2 Beds 2 Baths 0.35 Acres 1,118 Sqft Built in 1957 ran
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Rented on 1 Oct 2020

Single Family Home

18 East Lane, New Fairfield CT $ 1,550 Closed
1 Beds 1 Baths 0.25 Acres 918 Sqft Built in 1932 ran
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Rented on 26 Sep 2020

Single Family Home

25 Hillside Drive, New Fairfield CT $ 2,400 Closed
3 Beds 2 Baths 1.3 Acres 2,146 Sqft Built in 1976 ran
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Rented on 16 Sep 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 $ 590K median price
Most affordable neighborhood South New Fairfield $ 427K median price
With most homes on the market South New Fairfield 82 homes for sale
With the largest homes North New Fairfield 0 avg. square feet
With most recently sold homes South New Fairfield 80 sold in last 90 days

Best Selling Neighborhoods

South New Fairfield

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

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North New Fairfield

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

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Condo Complexes in New Fairfield, CT

New Fairfield, CT has 3 condo complexes.
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