New Canaan

Welcome to New Canaan

A quintessential New England suburb with a charming downtown, sense of community and plenty of cultural activities, New Canaan is an easy train ride away from New York City. The sophisticated Lower Fairfield County community was home to the “Harvard Five” in the 1940s, five visionary architects who used New Canaan as their experimental playground for their mid-century modern designs, building more than 80 homes here.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Norwalk, Darien

Nearby Transportation

Metro-North Railroad (Rowayton)

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Homes

Previously home to the “Harvard Five,” New Canaan is truly the architectural gem of Connecticut’s Gold Coast. You'll find some of the country’s most important and impeccable examples of mid-century modern residences. In addition, you’ll also find historic New England colonials and farmhouses, stately Colonial Revival-style mansions, single-family homes, luxury condominiums, and so much more.

Listings in the Area

New Listing
720 Weed Street, New Canaan, Connecticut - 5 Bedrooms  
4.5 Bathrooms  
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720 Weed Street
$2,749,000
New Canaan
5 BR  |  4.5 BA  |  9 RM
Schuyler M. Morris  (203) 966-7800
531 N Wilton Road, New Canaan, Connecticut - 5 Bedrooms  
5.5 Bathrooms  
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531 N Wilton Road
$4,510,000
New Canaan
5 BR  |  5.5 BA  |  14 RM
Bettina Hegel  (203) 966-7800
Lauren Bonnesen  (203-966-7800
160 Park Street 204, New Canaan, Connecticut - 3 Bedrooms  
3.5 Bathrooms  
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160 Park Street, 204
$2,975,000
New Canaan
3 BR  |  3.5 BA  |  6 RM
Bettina Hegel  (203) 966-7800
54 Scofield Lane, New Canaan, Connecticut - 6 Bedrooms  
7.5 Bathrooms  
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54 Scofield Lane
$19,800 MO.
New Canaan
6 BR  |  7.5 BA  |  12 RM
Joanne Santulli  (203) 966-7800
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The Lifestyle

This bucolic New England community has lifestyle options for a variety of ages and interests. You can enjoy the tranquility of suburban New England living as well as the sophistication of a town with easy access ti New York City.

New Canaan Town Center
New Canaan Town Center
'Our signature town center in New Canaan features a wonderful selection of unique boutiques and high-end retailers.” – Bettina Hegel

New Canaan is a bucolic and sophisticated New England community with lifestyle options and activities for a variety of ages and interests. Its the only lower Fairfield County town with easy access to NYC trains that doesnt have a major route cutting through the town. Totally walkable and very vibrant!
- Susan O'Rourke, Real Estate Agent

Everything about New Canaan is special, and I feel blessed to live among such wonderful and welcoming people. It’s a vibrant and idyllic New England village offering a wonderful quality of life with a genuine sense of community. I love the small-town feel and the numerous programs and activities available to people of all ages.
- Bettina Hegel, Real Estate Agent

Grace Farms
Grace Farms
Grace Farms is an 80-acre public space owned and operated by Grace Farms Foundation, which promotes initiatives surrounding nature, the arts, and community.
Meade Park
Meade Park
'Meade Park includes a small cafe, new playground, ice skating pond, and Har-Tru tennis courts.” – Susan O’Rourke
New Canaan Nature Center
New Canaan Nature Center
The New Canaan Nature Center has a botanical garden, arboretum, and nature preserve, as well as educational programming and an on-site preschool.
Waveny Park
Waveny Park
'Waveny Park and its historic ‘1912 castle’ is one of New Canaan's most well-known landmarks. It provides 300 acres of beautiful parkland with flowering meadows, serene gardens, a fountain, and a pond.” – Bettina Hegel

Outdoors

New Canaan is celebrated for its serene and peaceful natural environment: winding trails shrouded in leafy green trees, colorful birds melodically whistling, and vibrant botanical gardens straight out of a fairytale. The town has endless amounts of nature to explore and recreational activities to enjoy.

Waveny Park and its historic ‘1912 castle’ is one of New Canaans most well-known landmarks. It provides 300 acres of beautiful parkland with flowering meadows, serene gardens, a fountain, and a pond, with weekly concerts on the back terrace of the mansion during the summer months.
- Bettina Hegel, Real Estate Agent

Meade Park includes a small cafe, new playground, ice skating pond, and Har-Tru tennis courts.
- Susan O'Rourke, Real Estate Agent

Cultural Attractions / Landmarks

In addition to its stunning displays of modern architecture, New Canaan also offers a variety of visual and performing arts centers and fun community activities. Notable sites include the Glass House, built by Philip Johnson, the Silvermine Arts Center, Carriage Barn Arts Center, and Grace Farms.

Carriage Barn Arts Center
Carriage Barn Arts Center
The Carriage Barn Arts Center, located in Waveny Park, hosts a variety of visual and performing arts events, exhibitions, and live programming.
Grace Farms
Grace Farms
Silvermine Arts Center
Silvermine Arts Center
Founded in 1908, the Silvermine Art Center has been attracting artists, sculptors, and visionaries since opening its doors. Today, it includes an award-winning School of Art and galleries presenting contemporary exhibitions.
The Back End
The Back End
'Recently opened is the Back End with a fun lively atmosphere serving elevated Mexican fare and great margs!” – Bettina Hegel
Ching’s Table
Ching’s Table
Popular Pan-Asian spot serving fragrant and flavorful dishes from across Southeast Asia.
Elm
Elm
Stylish restaurant in the heart of town offering seasonal American dishes inspired by farmers, fishmongers, and fresh ingredients.
Rosie’s
Rosie’s
Established in 2004, Rosie’s serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch, focusing on providing the residents of New Canaan with delectable comfort food and great muffins.
Solé
Solé
Beloved local Italian restaurant serving homemade pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and a full bar overlooking an open kitchen.
Spiga
Spiga
Contemporary Italian restaurant with cheese boards, brick oven pizza, handmade pasta, and an extensive wine list.

Dining

New Canaan offers an excellent dining scene, with a diverse selection of restaurants that range in both cuisine and atmosphere. For seasonal American menus to Peruvian fare, contemporary Italian eats, and tasty vegan options, you can find what you’re looking for.

New Canaan has an excellent selection of restaurants with plenty of options that range in both cuisine and atmosphere. My top favorites include Elm, Sole, and Spiga – all consistently excellent!
- Bettina Hegel, Real Estate Agent

Nightlife

Though New Canaan is known for its country clubs rather than its nightclubs, there are a handful of bars and local venues that offer a wide selection of libations and live entertainment. Sports bar White Buffalo is a hometown favorite, while Tequila Mockingbird in the heart of downtown is perfect for tequila lovers.

White Buffalo
White Buffalo
This hometown sports bar serves beer and bar bites with live music on Saturdays.

Recently opened is Backstreet with a fun lively atmosphere serving elevated Mexican fare and great margs!
- Bettina Hegel, Real Estate Agent

Shopping

The area surrounding the New Canaan train station serves as the town center. Here, you’ll find a multitude of high-end clothing brands like Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, and Ann Taylor, as well as unique boutiques and specialty shops like Beach Corner and the Elm Street Bookstore. Also located here are two major grocery stores, including Walter Stewart’s and a popular farmers market.

Some people visit from other areas just for the shopping and New Canaan’s beautiful town center.
- Susan O'Rourke, Real Estate Agent

Our signature town center in New Canaan features a wonderful selection of unique boutiques and high-end retailers
- Bettina Hegel, Real Estate Agent

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