New Canaan Connecticut

New Canaan, nestled in southwest Connecticut along several geological ridges, began in the 1700′s as a farming community. After a period of shoe manufacturing in the 1800′s, it was discovered by affluent New York houses. As we turn the comer into the next century, New Canaan retains its rich cultural and humanitarian heritage along with its small town atmosphere. There is a mighty Elm Tree on South Avenue near the village center which, no doubt, has stood resolutely over the town from its early beginnings – so proud!

Population:
19,000
Government:
3 Member Board of Selectmen, 12 Member Town Council
Area:
18 square miles
Mill Rate:
15.213 in sewer districts
14.536 in septic districts
Distance:
NYC – 42 miles; Stamford – 7 miles
Real Estate:
95% residential; 5% commission
Avg. Sold Price:
10/07/07 – CMLS, Single Family Residences
$2,256,501
Public Services:
Sewer and water in business and heavily populated areas
Police Dept.:
45 officers, 4 civilians
Fire Dept.:
12 paid 30 volunteers
Houses of Worship:
9 churches of various denominations
Recreation:
Performing theater, Society for the Arts, 12 tennis courts, 6 paddle tennis courts, swimming pond, YMCA, Nature Center, Waveny House – Park, Mead Park, social services, library.
Medical Facilities:
Norwalk Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital Stamford, Stamford Hospital, Special Care Silver Hill, Waveny Care Center
Shopping:
A variety of individual shops in well zoned business areas, Stamford Town Center Mall
Schools:
3 Elementary (Grades K-5); 1 Middle School (Grades 6-8); 1 High School; 3 private schools