Homes & Places to Live in Westport, CT

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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.

Westport Demographic Details:


Homes for Sale

231 HOMES FOR SALE
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median price
$ 2.48M

price / sq. ft.
$ 672

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348 HOMES SOLD / past 6 months
latest sold

avg. on market
144 days

sale / list ratio
101.6%

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Homes Styles & Types

home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 215 $ 3.06M
Condos 13 $ 2.98M
Multi Family 3 $ 771K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 3 $ 1.08M
Antique 9 $ 1.59M
Contemporary 35 $ 4.40M
Mediterranean 3 $ 7.66M
Tudor 2 $ 4.20M
Colonial 151 $ 3.08M
Cottage 3 $ 4.68M
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 61 $ 4.41M
Luxury 133 $ 4.35M
Mansions 73 $ 4.49M

Homes for Sale in Westport Market Analysis

Most expensive home

$16,500,000
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Average sale price

$3,025,857

Median sale price

$2,475,000

Cheapest home

$429,000 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 699M

Sale / List ratio

101.6%

Newest homes built in

2022
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Average construction year

1971

Median construction year

1985

Oldest homes built in

1768
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Biggest home

13,161 square feet
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Average home surface

4,829 square feet

Median home surface

4,195square feet

Smallest home

960 square feet
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Homes for Rent

97 HOMES FOR RENT
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median price
$ 10.0K
price / sq. ft.
$ 4

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134 HOMES RENTED / past 6 months
latest rented
1 Sep '21

avg. on market
78 days

rent / list ratio
101.1%

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Neighborhoods

Westport, CT has 13 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods

Most expensive neighborhood Saugatuck Island $ 4.80M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Saugatuck Shores $ 1.35M median price
With most homes on the market Compo Beach 49 homes for sale
With most recently sold homes Roseville - North Avenue 67 sold in last 90 days

Best Selling Neighborhoods

Roseville - North Avenue

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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Saugatuck

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...

56 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Compo Beach

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

54 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Westport Center

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

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Long Lots

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

50 homes recently sold see neighborhood

Condo Complexes

Westport, CT has 29 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes

Westport Commons

Westport

Unit Styles
Colonial, Townhouse

Bedrooms
1, 3

Year built
1900, 1989

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Lincoln Street

Westport

Unit Styles
Colonial

Bedrooms
2, 3

Year built
2014

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Belden Place

Westport

Bedrooms
1, 2

Year built
2020

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