Wilton Center Neighborhood in Wilton, CT

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About the Neighborhood

With a variety of luxury and affordable condominiums, living in the town center provides easy access to the towns best restaurants and shops.
Map of Wilton Center, Wilton CT

Whether shopping, heading out to a restaurant, or attending a community-wide celebration, Wilton Town Center is welcoming to residents and visitors alike. One can buy groceries or wine, checkout an array of retail shops, go to a movie, or find a cozy spot to meet a friend for coffee. Schenck's Island offers multiple trails with cleared areas for fishing, picnicking or relaxing by the edge of the Norwalk River , and an escape to nature for dog walkers. The Wilton Library is a town treasure, with a full calendar of author talks, documentary film screenings, lectures, musical events, and programs for the whole family. There's the annual Mother's Day Plant sale, in May, a July sidewalk sale, Halloweekend on October, the December Holiday Stroll, and the Winter Carnival held in January. Twice a year, local Wilton Center restaurateurs offer special menus during Restaurant Week.

While there really was no town center before the railroad was built in 1852, one of the main centers of activity in early 18th century Wilton was at the intersection of Ridgefield Road, Belden Hill Road, and Lovers Lane - where the Congregational Church and Town Hall were located. The church was rebuilt twice, and the current building on site was built in 1790 and is the oldest church in Fairfield County. Rather than congregated in one area of town, many stores in early Wilton were spread out throughout the town.

William A. Sturges was responsible for much of the early development of Wilton’s town center. In 1863, Sturges opened a store at 77 Old Ridgefield Road, which stayed in the same location for over 100 years.

In the 1920s and 1930s, the citizens of Wilton began to come together as a town. Despite the Great Depression during this time, it was one of the most important decades for the development of the town. There were big changes in the town and Wilton began to lose its farm town image.

Business and farm owners formed a fire department and in 1928, the Wilton Association formed with a focus on civil improvements. The town of Wilton gained more residents in the 1930s, with 700 more residents, resulting in over 200 more houses. Additionally, more businesses came to the center, some of which are still operating in Wilton today, such as the Village Market.

The 100-year town hall was outdated and citizens felt it could no longer serve the needs of the growing town. The new town hall was built on Danbury Road and dedicated on Valentine’s Day 1931, where the town opera stars, Mario Chamlee and Ruth Miller, sang.

In addition as being a safe space to keep tax and land records, as well as hold town meetings, the new, large Town Hall became the spot for large dances and musical performances. The hall also served as a courtroom until 1961, when the justice system was revised.

Meanwhile, Old Town Hall was deteriorating until the Wilton Garden Club offered to adopt it, and was given a four-year lease, which eventually turned into a ten year lease. They have done such a good job that they still maintain it today.

Many major changes occurred in the Wilton town center from 1945 to 1970. There were many new buildings added, including the Piersall Building, Post Office Square, and the new Village Market.

The town center today offers a variety of restaurants and shops, which are perfect for an afternoon or evening stop. Scoops of Wilton offers old fashioned ice cream and a large assortment of candy, which is fun for all ages.

Near to center is Merwin Meadows, which features a large pond and playground for everyone to enjoy. The Norwalk River Valley Trail is close to the Wilton Center and is the perfect place to walk or jog.


Homes for Sale in the Neighborhood

22 homes for sale

$ 709K median price

$ 296 price / sq foot

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Condo Home

29 Village Walk, unit 29, Wilton CT $ 240,000 Deposit
1 Beds 1 Baths 698 Sqft Built in 1973 ran
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listed on 8 Sep 2020

Single Family Home

50 Wilton Road, Ridgefield CT $ 489,000 Cont. to Show
3 Beds 2 Baths 1.0 Acres 1,714 Sqft Built in 1900 cap,col
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listed on 19 Nov 2020

Condo Home

30 Wilton Crest, unit 30, Wilton CT $ 419,000 Cont. to Show
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,999 Sqft Built in 1987 tow
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listed on 17 Nov 2020
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Styles & Types of the Homes for Sale

1957 avg. year built

3,482 avg. sq feet

1.90 avg. acres
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Recently Sold Homes in Wilton Center

19 recently sold

99.0% sale / list ratio

112 days on market

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Single Family Home

86 Graenest Ridge Road, Wilton CT $ 865,000 Closed
4 Beds 3 Baths 2.19 Acres 4,766 Sqft Built in 1994 col
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Sold on 30 Nov 2020

Condo Home

306 Danbury Road, unit 9, Wilton CT $ 710,000 Closed
3 Beds 4 Baths 3,629 Sqft Built in 2000 ran
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Sold on 24 Nov 2020

Condo Home

32 Wilton Crest, unit 32, Wilton CT $ 415,000 Closed
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,929 Sqft Built in 1986 tow
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Sold on 24 Nov 2020
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Market Analysis Homes for Sale in Neighborhood

Most expensive home

$3,297,000
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Average sale price

$1,065,081

Median sale price

$709,450

Cheapest home

$210,000 Search cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 23.4M

Sale / List ratio

99%

Newest homes built in

2015
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Average construction year

1957

Median construction year

1965

Oldest homes built in

1810
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Biggest home

7,500 square feet
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Average home surface

3,482 square feet

Median home surface

3,369square feet

Smallest home

698 square feet
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Homes for Rent in the Neighborhood

4 homes for rent

$ 3.1K median price

$ 2 price / sq foot

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Multi Family Home

31 Old Danbury Road, unit 303, Wilton CT $ 2,695 Active
2 Beds 2 Baths 1.01 Acres 908 Sqft Built in 2016 ran
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listed on 25 Nov 2020

Single Family Home

23 Old Huckleberry Road, Wilton CT $ 4,500 Deposit
3 Beds 2 Baths 1.54 Acres 2,150 Sqft Built in 1930 cap
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listed on 19 Nov 2020

Single Family Home

32 Horseshoe Road, Wilton CT $ 3,600 Active
3 Beds 2 Baths 0.85 Acres 1,485 Sqft Built in 1932 cap,cot
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listed on 17 Nov 2020
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Recently Rented Homes in Wilton Center

3 recently rented

94.0% rent / list ratio

28 days on market

latest rented homes

Single Family Home

22 Sharp Hill Road, Wilton CT $ 3,900 Closed
4 Beds 4 Baths 1.0 Acres 3,676 Sqft Built in 1964 col,rra
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Rented on 15 Nov 2020

Condo Home

3 Village Walk, unit 3, Wilton CT $ 2,250 Closed
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,093 Sqft Built in 1973 apa
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Rented on 27 Sep 2020

Single Family Home

32 Horseshoe Road, Wilton CT $ 3,200 Closed
4 Beds 2 Baths 0.85 Acres 1,404 Sqft Built in 1932 cap,bun
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Rented on 25 Sep 2020
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Local Information

Town

Wilton, CT

With high ranking schools, easy commute to Manhattan, and a variety of recreational activities, this town is a great place to live.

This complex is 17% below the town's $ 849K avg price
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County

Fairfield County

Fairfield County is one of the wealthiest communities in Connecticut. Contact Dagny's Real Estate if you are looking to buy a home in Fairfield County CT.

This complex is 31% above the county's $ 540K avg price
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