Westport Connecticut

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Located on the water, this vibrant town offers beauitful, luxury properties.
Map of Westport CT

Westport is located in Fairfield County on beautiful Long Island Sound. This coastal Connecticut town was first inhabited by American Indians and so many of the neighborhoods, streets and landmarks still hold historic American Indian names.

The first non-American Indian settlers were a group of five farming families. The "Bankside Farmers" arrived in 1648 and settled in what is now known as Westport's Greens Farms area, named after farmer John Green. Westport continued to grow as colonial settlers from surrounding towns moved to the area.

Saugatuck Village was the first area to be developed, Saugatuck (meaning "mouth of the tidal river") was important to farmers, as it allowed them to distribute their goods to other markets. Other business popped up along Saugatuck's riverbanks, forming a bustling community with stores, wharves and even a tavern.

As the community grew, a center for town meetings and worship was warranted. In 1711 the first church was built in Green's Farm. On April 25, 1777, during the Revolutionary War, British soldiers landed at Compo Beach, which is a very popular modern day beach and recreation complex. After several battles in neighboring towns, the British marched back though Saugatuck and fought with local militia in the Battle at Compo Hill. The Minute Man Statue located on Compo Road honors those who died. A second meetinghouse was erected in 1736, but was burned down in July of 1779 by British soldiers.

Saugatuck still thrived after the Revolutionary War and the villagers sought their own charter. After 130 families came together, Westport was incorporated as a town on May 28, 1835.

Compaug Beach, more commonly referred to as Compo Beach, encompasses 29 acres of beautiful beaches and park areas. It is a picturesque beach, at the mouth of the Saugatuck River. The beach has been a popular destination since early colonial settlers decided to make this land their home in the 1700's. Today, Compo is very popular and exclusive neighborhood.

Today's Westport remains a flourishing town popular with artists and has a vibrant creative scene. A town built on diversity, Westport has many Christian-based churches and is home to five Temples. Westport is filled with many businesses, shops, a theater, and is a popular town from which to commute to New York City.

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The Neighborhoods

Westport CT has 13 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods
Most expensive neighborhood Compo Beach $ 1.93M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Compo South $ 834K median price
With most homes on the market Compo Beach 45 homes for sale
With the largest homes Roseville - North Avenue 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Compo Beach 19 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Roseville - North Avenue

19 homes recently sold

This upscale area of town features many beautiful homes from the colonial era. Bordering the Merritt Parkway to the north, this area is perfect for...

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Compo Beach

19 homes recently sold

Many homes in this neighborhood boast beautiful water views and easy access to the beach.

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Greens Farms

18 homes recently sold

The oldest neighborhood in town, this area is a beautiful place to live, with its exquisite homes and shops. This neighborhood is also home to the ...

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Long Lots

17 homes recently sold

This well sought out neighborhood features many homes from the colonial era that have been newly renovated.

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Saugatuck

16 homes recently sold

A charming neighborhood located on the shores of Long Island Sound, it is only a short distance to both the Metro-North train station and Compo Bea...

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The Homes in Westport

386 homes for sale

$ 1.38M median price

95.0% sale / list ratio

144 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in Westport CT 06880. Old  cape cod house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

10 Cedar Road, Westport CT $ 729,000 New listing
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.26 Acres 2,277 Sqft Built in 1928 Old Cape Cod House
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Luxury Single Family Home For Sale in Westport CT 06880. Contemporary, colonial house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Luxury Single Family Home

30 Fairfield Avenue, Westport CT $ 2,595,000 New listing
4 Beds 4 Baths 0.23 Acres 3,200 Sqft Built in 2020 Contemporary, Colonial House
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homes styles and types

1971 average year built

4,611 average sq feet

1.25 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 355 $ 2.10M
Condos 30 $ 835K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 20 $ 695K
Antique 17 $ 1.69M
Contemporary 64 $ 1.98M
Mediterranean 1 $ 1.45M
Tudor 3 $ 11.4M
Colonial 246 $ 2.36M
Cottage 4 $ 1.94M
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homes
median
price
Waterfront 311 $ 2.14M
Luxury 121 $ 4.04M
Mansions 107 $ 3.89M
New Construction 386 $ 2.00M

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in Westport CT 06880. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

3 Raphael Way, Westport CT $ 980,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.5 Acres 3,432 Sqft Built in 1976 Colonial House
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Single Family Home Sold in Westport CT 06880.  house near beach side waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

7 Cross Brook Lane, Westport CT $ 950,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 1.06 Acres 2,722 Sqft Built in 1967 House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 11 Oct 2019
Single Family Home Sold in Westport CT 06880. Ranch house near beach side waterfront with 4 car garage.

Single Family Home

156 Compo Road, Westport CT $ 640,000 Closed
3 Beds 3 Baths 0.52 Acres 1,800 Sqft Built in 1957 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 11 Oct 2019
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$20,000,000
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Average sale price

$2,001,631

Median sale price

$1,375,000

Cheapest home

$162,800 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 773M

Sale / List ratio

95%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K2 homes

  • $200K - $300K3 homes

  • $300K - $400K3 homes

  • $400K - $500K10 homes

  • $500K - $600K11 homes

  • $600K - $700K21 homes

  • $700K - $800K34 homes

  • $800K - $900K28 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M25 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M21 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M23 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M7 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M18 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M13 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M15 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M10 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M10 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M3 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M8 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M31 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M29 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M18 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M18 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M3 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M3 homes

  • $5M - $10M11 homes

  • > $10M8 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1971

Median construction year

1980

Oldest homes built in

1763
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18004 homes

  • 1800 - 190016 homes

  • 1900 - 191010 homes

  • 1910 - 19209 homes

  • 1920 - 193013 homes

  • 1930 - 194013 homes

  • 1940 - 195014 homes

  • 1950 - 196047 homes

  • 1960 - 197050 homes

  • 1970 - 198014 homes

  • 1980 - 199037 homes

  • 1990 - 200015 homes

  • 2000 - 201065 homes

  • > 201079 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

13,397 square feet
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Average home surface

4,611

Median home surface

3,755

Smallest home

682 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10008 homes

  • 1000 - 150015 homes

  • 1500 - 200023 homes

  • 2000 - 250042 homes

  • 2500 - 300034 homes

  • 3000 - 350050 homes

  • 3500 - 400030 homes

  • 4000 - 450017 homes

  • 4500 - 500020 homes

  • > 5000147 homes

Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

12 acres
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Average home lot

1

Median home lot

1

Home with smallest lot

0 acres
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Acres Breakdown
  • 0 - 1149 homes

  • 1 - 2137 homes

  • 2 - 347 homes

  • 3 - 411 homes

  • 4 - 53 homes

  • 5 - 63 homes

  • 6 - 71 homes

  • 7 - 83 homes

  • 8 - 90 homes

  • 9 - 100 homes

  • > 101 homes


Condo Complexes in Westport CT

Westport CT has 16 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes
Most expensive complex Terra Nova $ 1.10M median price
Most affordable complex The Saugatuck $ 195K median price
With most homes on the market Harvest Commons 4 homes for sale
With the largest homes Terra Nova 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Birchwood 1 sold in last 90 days
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