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.

Westport Demographic Details:


The Neighborhoods

Westport CT has 13 neighborhoods.
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Top Neighborhoods
Most expensive neighborhood Saugatuck Island $ 1.58M median price
Most affordable neighborhood Saugatuck Shores $ 792K median price
With most homes on the market Compo Beach 49 homes for sale
With the largest homes Old Hill 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes Saugatuck 17 sold in last 90 days
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Top 5 Best Selling Neighborhoods

Saugatuck

17 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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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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Coleytown

16 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

13 homes recently sold

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

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Roseville - North Avenue

12 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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The Homes in Westport

274 homes for sale

$ 1.35M median price

94.5% sale / list ratio

143 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in Westport CT 06880. Contemporary, colonial house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

10 Lockwood Circle, Westport CT $ 779,000 New listing
3 Beds 4 Baths 1.05 Acres 3,008 Sqft Built in 1955 Contemporary, Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 2 Apr 2020
Luxury Mansion For Sale in Westport CT 06880. Big colonial house near beach side waterfront with swimming pool and 4 car garage.

Luxury Mansion

4 Fraser Lane, Westport CT $ 4,299,000 New listing
7 Beds 10 Baths 2.14 Acres 10,472 Sqft Built in 2005 Big Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 1 Apr 2020
Luxury Single Family Home For Sale in Westport CT 06880. Contemporary, colonial house near beach side waterfront with swimming pool and 2 car garage.

Luxury Single Family Home

16 Buena Vista Drive, Westport CT $ 2,600,000 New listing
5 Beds 4 Baths 0.32 Acres 5,472 Sqft Built in 1993 Contemporary, Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
listed on 31 Mar 2020
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homes styles and types

1970 average year built

4,328 average sq feet

1.12 average acres
home types active
homes
median
price
Single Family 245 $ 1.92M
Condos 28 $ 669K
home styles active
homes
median
price
Townhouse 20 $ 745K
Antique 8 $ 1.73M
Contemporary 36 $ 2.17M
Tudor 1 $ 16.8M
Colonial 173 $ 2.12M
Cottage 3 $ 983K
premium active
homes
median
price
Waterfront 220 $ 1.89M
Luxury 73 $ 3.72M
Mansions 65 $ 3.59M
New Construction 274 $ 1.79M

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 Partrick Lane, Westport CT $ 782,500 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 1.0 Acres 2,613 Sqft Built in 1965 Colonial House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 3 Apr 2020
Single Family Home Sold in Westport CT 06880.  house near beach side waterfront with 1 car garage.

Single Family Home

17 Half Mile Common, Westport CT $ 650,000 Closed
3 Beds 2 Baths 1.01 Acres 1,670 Sqft Built in 1955 House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 3 Apr 2020
Single Family Home Sold in Westport CT 06880. Ranch house near beach side waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

11 Stone Drive, Westport CT $ 595,000 Closed
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.76 Acres 2,016 Sqft Built in 1964 Ranch House
Courtesy of SmartMLS
sold on 3 Apr 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

$1,791,224

Median sale price

$1,349,950

Cheapest home

$157,800 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 491M

Sale / List ratio

94%

Price Breakdown
  • < $100K0 homes

  • $100K - $200K2 homes

  • $200K - $300K1 homes

  • $300K - $400K4 homes

  • $400K - $500K6 homes

  • $500K - $600K14 homes

  • $600K - $700K19 homes

  • $700K - $800K20 homes

  • $800K - $900K17 homes

  • $900K - $1.0M16 homes

  • $1.0M - $1.1M9 homes

  • $1.1M - $1.2M12 homes

  • $1.2M - $1.3M16 homes

  • $1.3M - $1.4M14 homes

  • $1.4M - $1.5M9 homes

  • $1.5M - $1.6M15 homes

  • $1.6M - $1.7M9 homes

  • $1.7M - $1.8M8 homes

  • $1.8M - $1.9M3 homes

  • $1.9M - $2.0M7 homes

  • $2.0M - $2.5M22 homes

  • $2.5M - $3.0M19 homes

  • $3.0M - $3.5M9 homes

  • $3.5M - $4.0M7 homes

  • $4.0M - $4.5M4 homes

  • $4.5M - $5.0M2 homes

  • $5M - $10M7 homes

  • > $10M3 homes

Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2020
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Average construction year

1970

Median construction year

1979

Oldest homes built in

1763
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Built Year Breakdown
  • < 17000 homes

  • 1700 - 18004 homes

  • 1800 - 19009 homes

  • 1900 - 19107 homes

  • 1910 - 19204 homes

  • 1920 - 193017 homes

  • 1930 - 194012 homes

  • 1940 - 19506 homes

  • 1950 - 196032 homes

  • 1960 - 197040 homes

  • 1970 - 19806 homes

  • 1980 - 199027 homes

  • 1990 - 200012 homes

  • 2000 - 201044 homes

  • > 201054 homes

Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

13,161 square feet
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Average home surface

4,328

Median home surface

3,544

Smallest home

660 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
  • < 5000 homes

  • 500 - 10008 homes

  • 1000 - 150011 homes

  • 1500 - 200023 homes

  • 2000 - 250025 homes

  • 2500 - 300033 homes

  • 3000 - 350031 homes

  • 3500 - 400021 homes

  • 4000 - 450019 homes

  • 4500 - 500015 homes

  • > 500088 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 - 1114 homes

  • 1 - 298 homes

  • 2 - 324 homes

  • 3 - 44 homes

  • 4 - 51 homes

  • 5 - 61 homes

  • 6 - 71 homes

  • 7 - 81 homes

  • 8 - 90 homes

  • 9 - 100 homes

  • > 102 homes


Condo Complexes in Westport CT

Westport CT has 16 condo complexes.
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Top Condo Complexes
Most expensive complex Terra Nova $ 1.04M median price
Most affordable complex The Saugatuck $ 189K median price
With most homes on the market Lansdowne 6 homes for sale
With the largest homes Terra Nova 0 avg. square feet
With most recenlty sold homes The Saugatuck 1 sold in last 90 days
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