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 $ 318K median price
With most homes on the market Huntington 62 homes for sale
With the largest homes White Hills 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Huntington 71 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Huntington

71 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

59 homes recently sold

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

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Trap Falls

18 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

4 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

127 homes for sale

$ 400K median price

97.1% sale / list ratio

89 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in Shelton CT 06484. Colonial house near waterfront with swimming pool and 3 car garage.

Single Family Home

18 Red Fern Ridge, Shelton CT $ 884,900 New listing
5 Beds 5 Baths 0.92 Acres 5,446 Sqft Built in 2001 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed
Condo Home For Sale in Shelton CT 06484.  townhouse near waterfront with swimming pool and 1 car garage.

Condo Home

40 Rivendell Drive, unit 40, Shelton CT $ 274,700 New listing
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,859 Sqft Built in 1988 Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed
Single Family Home For Sale in Shelton CT 06484. Colonial house near waterfront with 3 car garage.

Single Family Home

56 Wesley Drive, Shelton CT $ 689,900 New listing
5 Beds 3 Baths 0.46 Acres 4,008 Sqft Built in 2002 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
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homes styles and types

1985 average year built

2,415 average sq feet

0.66 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 85 $ 452K
Condos 38 $ 368K
Multi Family 4 $ 230K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 24 $ 391K
Contemporary 2 $ 789K
Colonial 55 $ 502K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 17 $ 399K
Mansions 1 $ 1.10M
New Construction 127 $ 420K

recently sold homes

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

Single Family Home

37 Hawks Ridge Drive, Shelton CT $ 578,180 Closed
3 Beds 3 Baths 0.14 Acres 2,610 Sqft Built in 2019 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 22 Jan 2020
Condo Home Sold in Shelton CT 06484. Ranch townhouse near waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Condo Home

70 Kyles Way, unit 70, Shelton CT $ 430,000 Closed
2 Beds 3 Baths 2,140 Sqft Built in 2007 Ranch Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 17 Jan 2020
Condo Home Sold in Shelton CT 06484.  townhouse near waterfront.

Condo Home

7 Colonial Village, unit 7, Shelton CT $ 182,500 Closed
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,728 Sqft Built in 1986 Townhouse
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 17 Jan 2020
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$1,099,000
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Average sale price

$420,094

Median sale price

$399,900

Cheapest home

$119,900 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 53.4M

Sale / List ratio

97%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K12 homes

  • $200K - $300K24 homes

  • $300K - $400K28 homes

  • $400K - $500K31 homes

  • $500K - $600K17 homes

  • $600K - $700K8 homes

  • $700K - $800K4 homes

  • $800K - $900K1 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M1 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M1 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M0 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M0 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M0 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M0 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M0 homes

  • $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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  • $5M - $10M0 homes

  • > $10M0 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1985

Median construction year

1988

Oldest homes built in

1865
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18000 homes

  • 1800 - 19003 homes

  • 1900 - 19101 homes

  • 1910 - 19200 homes

  • 1920 - 19307 homes

  • 1930 - 19402 homes

  • 1940 - 19502 homes

  • 1950 - 19608 homes

  • 1960 - 19708 homes

  • 1970 - 198015 homes

  • 1980 - 199021 homes

  • 1990 - 200010 homes

  • 2000 - 201012 homes

  • > 201038 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

7,329 square feet
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Average home surface

2,415

Median home surface

2,344

Smallest home

672 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10008 homes

  • 1000 - 150014 homes

  • 1500 - 200019 homes

  • 2000 - 250037 homes

  • 2500 - 300024 homes

  • 3000 - 350011 homes

  • 3500 - 40005 homes

  • 4000 - 45002 homes

  • 4500 - 50002 homes

  • > 50005 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

1 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 - 165 homes

  • 1 - 220 homes

  • 2 - 30 homes

  • 3 - 40 homes

  • 4 - 50 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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