Wilton Center 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

20 homes for sale

$ 752K median price

95.8% sale / list ratio

66 days on market

latest homes for sale

Single Family Home For Sale in Wilton CT 06897. Colonial house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Single Family Home

55 Old Driftway, Wilton CT $ 769,900 Show
4 Beds 3 Baths 2.05 Acres 3,760 Sqft Built in 1977 Colonial House
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listed on 21 Feb 2020
Condo Home For Sale in Wilton CT 06897.  house near waterfront with 2 car garage.

Condo Home

5 River Ridge Lane, unit 5, Wilton CT $ 1,090,000 New listing
3 Beds 4 Baths 3,839 Sqft Built in 2014 House
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listed on 19 Feb 2020
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homes styles and types

1984 average year built

3,040 average sq feet

1.87 average acres
home types active
homes
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price
Single Family 10 $ 899K
Condos 8 $ 532K
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Townhouse 5 $ 424K
Antique 2 $ 964K
Contemporary 1 $ 789K
Colonial 7 $ 1.03M
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Waterfront 6 $ 552K
Mansions 1 $ 1.38M
New Construction 18 $ 735K

recently sold homes

Single Family Home Sold in Wilton CT 06897. Old colonial, antique house near river side waterfront with 3 car garage.

Single Family Home

122 Ridgefield Road, Wilton CT $ 600,000 Closed
5 Beds 6 Baths 5.73 Acres 4,751 Sqft Built in 1880 Old Colonial, Antique House
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sold on 18 Feb 2020
Condo Home Sold in Wilton CT 06897.  studio house near waterfront with swimming pool.

Condo Home

15 Village Walk, unit 15, Wilton CT $ 150,000 Closed
0 Beds 1 Baths 497 Sqft Built in 1973 Studio House
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sold on 7 Feb 2020
Condo Home Sold in Wilton CT 06897.  townhouse near lake side waterfront with swimming pool and 1 car garage.

Condo Home

27 Wilton Crest, unit 27, Wilton CT $ 418,000 Closed
2 Beds 3 Baths 1,449 Sqft Built in 1987 Townhouse
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sold on 6 Jan 2020
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Real Estate Market Trends

Home Price Stats

Most expensive home

$1,495,000
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Average sale price

$720,770

Median sale price

$752,450

Cheapest home

$165,000 See cheapest homes

Dollars on market

$ 14.4M

Sale / List ratio

96%

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Construction Year Stats

Newest homes built in

2015
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Average construction year

1984

Median construction year

1985

Oldest homes built in

1840
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Built Year Breakdown
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Home Surface Stats

Biggest home

7,318 square feet
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Average home surface

3,040

Median home surface

3,794

Smallest home

497 square feet
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Square Feet Breakdown
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Home Lot Stats

Home with biggest lot

2 acres
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Average home lot

1

Median home lot

2

Home with smallest lot

1 acres
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Acres Breakdown
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