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 Saugatuck Island $ 1.69M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Compo South $ 535K median price
With most homes on the market Saugatuck 38 homes for sale
With the largest homes Red Coat 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Westport Center 16 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Westport Center

16 homes recently sold

Along with beautiful homes, the center of town features many fabulous, upscale shops and restaurants.

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Roseville - North Avenue

15 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

15 homes recently sold

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

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Coleytown

12 homes recently sold

Bordering the Weston town line, this area is home to many colonial houses that still exhibit their original architecture and style to this day.

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Long Lots

11 homes recently sold

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

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The Homes in Westport

277 homes for sale

$ 1.28M median price

93.6% sale / list ratio

152 days on market

latest homes for sale

Condo Home For Sale in Westport CT 06880.  townhouse near river side waterfront with swimming pool.

Condo Home

13 Strathmore Lane, unit 13, Westport CT $ 339,900 New listing
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,224 Sqft Built in 1980 Townhouse
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Single Family Home For Sale in Westport CT 06880. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

14 Highwood , unit Road, Westport CT $ 899,000 New listing
4 Beds 4 Baths 1.11 Acres 3,230 Sqft Built in 1968 Colonial House
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homes styles and types

1968 average year built

4,394 average sq feet

1.20 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 253 $ 1.90M
Condos 24 $ 599K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 17 $ 686K
Antique 11 $ 1.75M
Contemporary 36 $ 1.95M
Tudor 1 $ 16.8M
Colonial 181 $ 2.09M
Cottage 4 $ 894K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 215 $ 1.90M
Luxury 70 $ 3.95M
Mansions 66 $ 3.73M
New Construction 277 $ 1.79M

recently sold homes

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

Single Family Home

5 Tarone Drive, Westport CT $ 640,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 0.63 Acres 2,462 Sqft Built in 1965 Ranch House
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sold on 21 Jan 2020
Single Family Home Sold in Westport CT 06880. Colonial house near waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

156 Hillspoint Road, Westport CT $ 1,342,500 Closed
4 Beds 4 Baths 2.78 Acres 4,421 Sqft Built in 1984 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 17 Jan 2020
Single Family Home Sold in Westport CT 06880. Colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

2 Pilgrim Trail, Westport CT $ 648,500 Closed
5 Beds 3 Baths 2.01 Acres 4,284 Sqft Built in 1977 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 17 Jan 2020
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$16,750,000
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Average sale price

$1,787,088

Median sale price

$1,275,000

Cheapest home

$162,800 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 495M

Sale / List ratio

94%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K3 homes

  • $200K - $300K3 homes

  • $300K - $400K4 homes

  • $400K - $500K8 homes

  • $500K - $600K12 homes

  • $600K - $700K19 homes

  • $700K - $800K21 homes

  • $800K - $900K20 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M19 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M9 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M16 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M13 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M15 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M9 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M10 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M7 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M10 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M2 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M7 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M19 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M16 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M12 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M6 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M1 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M3 homes

  • $5M - $10M9 homes

  • > $10M4 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1968

Median construction year

1975

Oldest homes built in

1763
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18005 homes

  • 1800 - 190010 homes

  • 1900 - 19107 homes

  • 1910 - 19206 homes

  • 1920 - 193016 homes

  • 1930 - 194013 homes

  • 1940 - 19508 homes

  • 1950 - 196029 homes

  • 1960 - 197039 homes

  • 1970 - 198010 homes

  • 1980 - 199029 homes

  • 1990 - 200013 homes

  • 2000 - 201037 homes

  • > 201055 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

13,397 square feet
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Average home surface

4,394

Median home surface

3,686

Smallest home

660 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 100010 homes

  • 1000 - 150012 homes

  • 1500 - 200020 homes

  • 2000 - 250031 homes

  • 2500 - 300032 homes

  • 3000 - 350027 homes

  • 3500 - 400018 homes

  • 4000 - 450014 homes

  • 4500 - 500013 homes

  • > 5000100 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 - 1109 homes

  • 1 - 298 homes

  • 2 - 331 homes

  • 3 - 47 homes

  • 4 - 51 homes

  • 5 - 61 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 $ 1.07M median price
Most affordable complex The Saugatuck $ 189K median price
With most homes on the market The Saugatuck 3 homes for sale
With the largest homes Terra Nova 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Terra Nova 3 sold in last 90 days
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