Shelton Connecticut

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Lifestyle in Town

This charming, rural town offers a variety of affordable homes and properties, with easy access to the historic town center.
Map of Shelton CT

The area now known as Shelton was originally settled by members of the Paugussett tribe who were hunter/gatherers and who were also involved in agriculture. They referred to the area they lived in as Pootatuck. It did not take long for English settlers to move in, displacing the Paugussett tribe. By 1717 there were about 50 families living in what was then called Corum.

Corum was primarily an agricultural community but a prosperous one which allowed the inhabitants to build a number of buildings which still stand today such as the Huntington Congregational Church. In town there was also a shipyard and docks for shipping the produce to market further down the coast and to New York City.

During the nineteenth century Shelton became a center of manufacturing, built a dam and canal and a significant water oriented business. Factories manufactured paper, boxes, woolen yarn, pins, tack, hooks and eyes, carriage and other hardware, pianos, rubber goods, printing presses, combs, razor straps, bicycle parts and silk goods. The ease of shipment contributed to the success of the town. In the 1970 and 1980s industry declined as companies moved out of New England to places where labor was cheaper.

With the building of Route 8, Shelton changed again as office space became available and favorable costs of doing business attracted companies such as Tetley Tea, General Electric, ITT, Black and Decker, Tetra-Pak and Cheseborough-Ponds. Today Shelton is an energized community with an eye to the past with its aggressive rebuilding of downtown Shelton, its restoration of historic buildings and an eye to the future as High rise condominiums are built to house those working for the companies moving to town.

Shelton Demographic Details:


The Neighborhoods

Shelton CT has 4 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods
Most expensive neighborhood Trap Falls $ 500K median price
Most affordable neighborhood Shelton Center $ 307K median price
With most homes on the market Huntington 78 homes for sale
With the largest homes White Hills 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Huntington 79 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Huntington

79 homes recently sold

Named for a statesman and patriot from the American Revolution, this area of town has a rich history.

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Shelton Center

60 homes recently sold

This charming center of town is located along the Housatonic River.

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Trap Falls

16 homes recently sold

This nature friendly neighborhood was named for the Trap Falls Reservoir, where you can fish in the summer.

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White Hills

8 homes recently sold

One of the oldest parts of town, this area is known for its historic homes, rolling hills, and dogwood trees.

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The Homes in Shelton

155 homes for sale

$ 390K median price

97.4% sale / list ratio

112 days on market

latest homes for sale

Condo Home For Sale in Shelton CT 06484.  townhouse near river side waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Condo Home

560 River Road, unit 22, Shelton CT $ 424,900 New listing
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,979 Sqft Built in 2015 Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed
Condo Home For Sale in Shelton CT 06484.  townhouse near waterfront with swimming pool and 1 car garage.

Condo Home

32 Country Walk, unit 32, Shelton CT $ 269,900 New listing
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,465 Sqft Built in 1985 Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed
Short Sale: Single Family Home For Sale in Shelton CT 06484.  house near river side waterfront.

Single Family Home

116 River Road, Shelton CT $ 239,900 New listing
3 Beds 3 Baths 0.41 Acres 1,652 Sqft Built in 1947 House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 12 Dec 2019
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homes styles and types

1983 average year built

2,432 average sq feet

0.79 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 109 $ 416K
Condos 43 $ 387K
Multi Family 3 $ 298K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 33 $ 390K
Contemporary 3 $ 453K
Colonial 63 $ 482K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 18 $ 490K
Mansions 1 $ 800K
New Construction 155 $ 406K

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in Shelton CT 06484. Colonial house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

15 Roaring Brook Lane, Shelton CT $ 550,000 Closed
4 Beds 4 Baths 1.25 Acres 3,118 Sqft Built in 1997 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold
Single Family Home Sold in Shelton CT 06484.  cape cod house near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Single Family Home

82 High Street, Shelton CT $ 280,000 Closed
4 Beds 2 Baths 0.17 Acres 1,502 Sqft Built in 2008 Cape Cod House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 10 Dec 2019
Single Family Home Sold in Shelton CT 06484. Ranch house near waterfront with 1 car garage.

Single Family Home

8 High Plains Road, Shelton CT $ 190,000 Closed
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.22 Acres 1,269 Sqft Built in 1958 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 10 Dec 2019
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$929,000
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Average sale price

$406,000

Median sale price

$389,900

Cheapest home

$59,900 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 62.9M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K3 homes

  • $100K - $200K11 homes

  • $200K - $300K29 homes

  • $300K - $400K39 homes

  • $400K - $500K37 homes

  • $500K - $600K23 homes

  • $600K - $700K4 homes

  • $700K - $800K8 homes

  • $800K - $900K0 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M1 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M0 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M0 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M0 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M0 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M0 homes

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  • $1.6M - $1.7M0 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M0 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M0 homes

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  • $2.0M - $2.5M0 homes

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  • $4.5M - $5.0M0 homes

  • $5M - $10M0 homes

  • > $10M0 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1983

Median construction year

1986

Oldest homes built in

1850
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18000 homes

  • 1800 - 19003 homes

  • 1900 - 19101 homes

  • 1910 - 19201 homes

  • 1920 - 19305 homes

  • 1930 - 19403 homes

  • 1940 - 19504 homes

  • 1950 - 196010 homes

  • 1960 - 197013 homes

  • 1970 - 198019 homes

  • 1980 - 199032 homes

  • 1990 - 200011 homes

  • 2000 - 201015 homes

  • > 201038 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

6,010 square feet
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Average home surface

2,432

Median home surface

2,344

Smallest home

672 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10009 homes

  • 1000 - 150011 homes

  • 1500 - 200030 homes

  • 2000 - 250041 homes

  • 2500 - 300030 homes

  • 3000 - 350013 homes

  • 3500 - 400012 homes

  • 4000 - 45004 homes

  • 4500 - 50002 homes

  • > 50003 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

4 acres
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Average home lot

0

Median home lot

0

Home with smallest lot

0 acres
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Acres Breakdown
  • 0 - 179 homes

  • 1 - 223 homes

  • 2 - 31 homes

  • 3 - 42 homes

  • 4 - 51 homes

  • 5 - 60 homes

  • 6 - 70 homes

  • 7 - 80 homes

  • 8 - 90 homes

  • 9 - 100 homes

  • > 100 homes


Condo Complexes in Shelton CT

Shelton CT has 3 condo complexes.
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