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Danbury CT Condo & Townhome Units

Newer condos & townhomes in the Danbury area go in all shapes, sizes and layouts. The advantage of this is that you can find a community that you feel the most comfortable in, location, amenties as well as having the space set up in a way that best suites your lifestyle. The most common layout set up is a tri level. The advantage of having three different levels of space (living area level, bedroom level, and basement) is that you can divide the space and minimize noise from public areas to sleeping areas. Three level townhomes are available at Woodland Hills, Sterling Woods, Kensington Woods, Stetson Place, Arlington Woods, Lake Place and others.

The second most popular set up for townhomes in the Danbury area having 4 levels of space. The extra level is created by either having a loft space in (as is the case for some of the floor plans in Woodland Hills) or creating a level along the slope from the garage (kind of a sub basement) which was done at some of the units over in the Westville Commons. You do get a some additional living space, but it might be difficult to do things like calling people to something & also could be difficult to climb the stairs if you get ill or incapacitated.

There are surprising very few two level units. Some communities that offer two level units (main level, and either an upper level or basement) include of the set ups in the Poet’s Landing community and Summit View (Old Brookfield Road). Some two level units are in older (20 years or so) such as Park Ridge, Lakewood, Arrowood and Barclay Commons.

There is a very small supply of newer ranch style units. They are desireable because they are typically easier to clean and maintain. They are also good if you become in a position where climbing stairs can be difficult. There are ranch units models in Poet’s landing & Crystal Bay (both with direct access to Candlewood Lake) Lake Place, Westwood Village, Barclay Commons, Shepherd Hill as well some units in the original section of Sterling Woods.

Work with a realtor who knows the market, the various complex, as will listen to your needs & help you get the unit that you want, fits your lifestyle & budget!

Market Report, Luxury Townhomes Danbury CT April 20, 2009

Currently available (per MLS 4/20/09)

Complex Units For Sale Average List Price Average Days on Market Av $ Per Square Foot
Arlington Woods 6 $289,117 87 $199
Barclay Commons 3 $273,633 23 $195
Briar Woods 1 $315,000 68 $209
Kensington Woods 1 $344,900 48 $200
Lake Place 2 $396,118 19 $227
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 7 $412,886 51 $182
Sterling Woods 5 $343,560 26 $197
Stetson Place 2 $294,900 100 $215
Westwood Village 10 $264,010 71 $159
Woodland Hills 12 $404,558 92 $160
Average Across the Board: 49 $333,868.20 58.5 $194.30

Under deposit & under contract (pending) units

Complex # of units Average Price Average Days on Market Average $ Per Square Foot
Arlington Woods 0
Barclay Commons 0
Briar Woods 0
Kensington Woods 2 $319,450 142 $225(Under Deposit)
$197 (Under Contract)
Lake Place 1 $339,000 69 $214 (Under Contract)
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 0
Sterling Woods 5 $359,720 88 $178 (Under Deposit)
$206 (Under Contract)
Stetson Place 0
Westwood Village 0
Woodland Hills 2 $411,500 58 $144 (Under Deposit)
$193 (Under Contract)
Total: 10 $357,417.50 89.25 $182.33 (Under Deposit)
$202.50 (Under Contract)

Sales From January 1- April 20,2009:

Complex # of Units Sold Average Sales Price Average % of Listing Price to Sales Price Average Days on Market Average Price Per Square Foot
Arlington Woods 1 $260,000 95.94% 164 $192
Barclay Commons 0
Briar Woods 2 $290,875 97.15% 60 $178
Kensington Woods 3 $292,000 96.91% 34 $203
Lake Place 1 $320,000 94.39% 203 $217
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 1 $400,000 96.41% 53 $189
Sterling Woods 1 $325,000 97.33% 100 $242
Stetson Place 0
Westwood Village 5 $214,000 94.54% 114 $127
Woodland Hills 3 $387,500 90.47% 39 $147
Total across the board 17 $311,171.88 95.39% 95.88 $186.88

Read About Some of the various Communities:

Arlington Woods, Sienna Drive Danbury CT

Arlington Woods is located in the Shelter Rock neighborhood of Danbury allowing for a great commute to both New York & Hartford. 99 units, designed elegantly for both casual and formal entertaining, built in 2004/2005 with the same award winning tradition that sold almost 500 homes in Sterling Woods & Kensington Woods. Read more about Arlington Woods!

Barclay Commons

Close to Candlewood Lake & the Danbury Hospital is Barclay Commons. With 160 traditionally designed homes, Barclay Commons amenities include a pool & playground. The Hayestown location is only minutes from exit 5 on I-84 and to downtown Danbury. The charming setup gives a ‘New England Village’ feel minutes from everywhere! Read more about Barclay Commons!

Briar Woods

Briar Woods is the most recently completed luxury townhome community on the West Side of Danbury! This premier community of 80 quality built homes offer great access to major corporate centers, I-84, I-684, train stations and shopping. Many units to offer great hillside views. Read more about Briar Woods!

Kensington Woods

Kensington Woods is set on a 32 acre site close to Exit 2 on I-84,making it an ideal spot for commuting to Westchester County, New York City, Norwalk and lower Fairfield County. Originally marketed in 2001, Kensington Woods residents can enjoy an inground pool, clubhouse and playground. There are two different floor plans to choose from. Read more about Kensington Woods!

Lake Place

Set on the shores of Lake Kenosia is Lake Place. Composed of 195 homes, Lake Place amenities include a lakeside pool, swim & racquet club, tennis and paddle tennis courts and a private beach with gazebo & dock! Twelve stylish designs of homes with many create features to enjoy. Only minutes from Danbury Fair Mall & the New York State Line. Read more about Lake Place!

Lexington Mews

Lexington Mews is set in a private location off of Federal Road. With recreational opportunities including a heated pool, tennis court & playground, Lexington Mews feel more like a resort than a place to call home. 140 homes set up in several different models, including designs with a main level master suite and attached garages.

Shepherd Hill

Set on a hillside setting in the Stadley Rough neighborhood of Danbury, Shepherd Hill is a sought after community of 172 units. Standard features for units include air conditioning and in unit laundry hookups. 2 Minutes to Route 7, I-84 & shopping along Federal Road. Relax in the pool or go for a walk in the trails. Read more about Shepherd Hill!

Stetson Place

Stetson Place is one of Danbury’s newest luxury townhouse communities. Located in the Pembroke neighborhood, there are 70 contemporary designed homes set up in 5 different models. There is a community clubhouse with a recently opened fitness center & an inground heated pool. Low common charges & a ton of parking!

Sterling Woods

The ‘Gold Standard’ of luxury condominium living. Sterling Woods II offers 358 homes, ranging from 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse style units with finished basement to 4 bedroom detached homes, in a resort like setting on over 100 acres. Living in Sterling Woods allows for access to everything Greater Danbury has to offer. This award winning community offers resident’s access to a pool, clubhouse, exercise room, playground as well as walking trails. Read more about Sterling Woods!

Westwood Village

Westwood Village is one of the original condominium complexes on the west side of Danbury. Close to the New York State Line and a stones throw to shopping & restaurants, Westwood Village remains to be a desired place by many to call home. With close to 300 homes to serve, the amenities include 2 pools, a playground, dog park, attractive landscaping and access to nearby public transportation. Read more about Westwood Village!

Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills is close to shopping on both Newtown & Federal Road yet also works well for commuting to lower Fairfield County & to points east and west. The community of 252 luxurious townhomes sits a lovely 65 acre site. The benefits of calling Woodland Hills home include a community center with full social, media & party facilities, clubhouse, swimming pool & tot lot, a fitness center, a half court indoor basketball court, tennis courts & walking trails.Read more about Woodland Hills!

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Why You Don’t See For Sale Signs in Condo Communities

Often, I get calls from people saying they went into ‘xyz community’ located here, and they want to know more information about it & wonder what it is for sale. To there surprise, there are several units for sale in some of the luxury townhome communities in Danbury, such as Woodland Hills, Kensington Woods and Arlington Woods.

 

All condo & townhouse communities have restrictions written in to the homeowner’s association rules saying what they can and can’t do with the exterior. One of those things is about ‘for sale’ signs. Almost all of the townhome and condo communities do not allow them because they don’t want those units to stand out from the others. Also, they don’t want people driving around in the communities without a reason to be there (visiting friends or looking at property with an agent).

 

See condos for sale!

 

However, if you do decide to drive in to a complex and want more information on what is for sale or to arrange showings to units for sale, please send me an email.

Shelter Rock Danbury CT Real Estate

Shelter Rock is the southeastern area of Danbury. It is a mixed bag with some light industrial areas & 1950s homes. However, since the 1980’s, the neighborhood has been built as ‘The Condo Belt’ since many condominium and townhome communities have been constructed there. They include Birchwood, Woodland Hills, Arlington Woods, Summerset, Autumn Ridge, Tobin’s Farm, the Knolls and Berkshire Hills.Shelter Rock is close to major shopping on Newtown Road, & exit 8 for commuting for points east, west & south yet 10 minutes from the New York State Line. Exit 8 is nearby.

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Danbury Luxury Townhome Statistics 2007/2008

How do these luxury community’s stack up by the numbers?

Community Name 2008 Price Per Sq FT 2007 Price Per Sq FT
Woodland Hills $175 $189
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court $189 $180
Briar Woods $200 $258
Lake Place $201 $201
Sterling Woods $203 $206
Stetson Place $204 $214
Arlington Woods $210 $217
Kensington Woods $222 $231
Average for above: $200.50 $212

This chart below discusses units sold between January 1 & October 24 for each respective year:

Community Name 2008 2007
Sterling Woods 22 25
Woodland Hills 10 10
Kensington Woods 10 9
Stetson Place 9 7
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 7 8
Lake Place 6 6
Arlington Woods 5 7
Briar Woods 4 6
Total: 73 78

This sales data is for the entire calendar years, however the 2008 data is only up to 10/24/08.

Community Name 2008 High 2008 Low 2008 Average 2007 High 2007 Low 2007 Average
Stetson Place $315,900 $284,900 $303,644 $339,900 $295,000 $317,812
Arlington Woods $331,650 $288,900 $307,510 $375,000 $300,000 $327,866
Briar Woods $350,000 $307,000 $338,000 $405,000 $350,000 $382,014
Kensington Woods $361,500 $300,000 $326,750 $364,000 $324,000 $353,556
Sterling Woods $425,000 $307,500 $342,875 $485,000 $310,000 $366,028
Lake Place $440,000 $290,000 $332,500 $520,000 $300,000 $387,327
Woodland Hills $500,000 $320,000 $380,475 $560,000 $300,000 $451,000
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court $515,000 $381,000 $417,928 $508,000 $374,000 $414,588
Average for above:     $343,710     $374,962

The chart below is the average days for each luxury community from listed to closed. This data does not reflect homes that were listed a few times prior to the listing where the house was sold.

Community Name 2008 2007
Sterling Woods 93 91
Lexington Mews & Lexington Court 99 88
Kensington Woods 121 95
Lake Place 121 113
Woodland Hills 122 101
Arlington Woods 134 90
Briar Woods 152 127
Stetson Place 178 346
Average 127 132

To make sense of this all:

The units in Woodland Hills and Lexington Mews/Court are among the largest in Danbury, so the cost per square feet is the most affordable yet their average sales price is the highest. However, units at Briar Woods, Kensington Woods & Arlington Woods are almost identical in size but the price per square foot varies quite substantially. Lake Place is one of the oldest communities in the above list, yet do outsell & out price some of the newer ones. Kensington Woods is the hot community this year (2008), being so close to New York & Mill Plain Road, with the most sales of communities of its size (under 100 units) and being at the top of the chart for price per square foot.

Real estate is all local. The two communtities near Federal Road (Lexington & Sterling Woods) sell the quickest & in the upper end for prices. Time on the market to sell varied substantially, primarily due to the end of the construction at Briar Woods & near the sell out of Stetson Place where units where listed on the MLS with a long time before they were ready for occupancy (as was the case of 2008 there for a few units). Several of the large units at Woodland Hills & Lake Place were sold in 2007, which account for the substantial decrease on average sales price in each community & effected the average sales price for each year. Demand for these luxury townhomes has not dropped off in 2008 and the time to sell has decreased.

-Jon

This information is per Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service,10/24/08. Information believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.

Search for real estate in any of these communities as well as others!

Explore Luxury Townhomes, Danbury CT

Explore many of the communities, both for townhome & condominium found in Danbury,CT.

Search your next condominium or townhome and see all of the listings on the MLS (Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service).

Summit View:Summit View, Danbury CT
Summit View is an quiet upscale community of 77 townhomes in southern Danbury near the Bethel line. Built in 1992. A great spot for community south to Stamford/Norwalk or to New York. Close to both downtown Danbury and downtown Bethel. Low common charges include city water, sewer as well as exterior maintenance.

Summit View, South Street Danbury CT

South Street

Kensington Woods:Kensington Woods, Close to Exit 2

Kensington Woods is located a 32 acre site close to exit 2 of I-84, making it an ideal spot for commuting into Westchester County, New York City as well as Stamford, Norwalk and much of lower Fairfield County. There are 120 stylish residences with some of the features only found in custom homes. There are two different models, the Ashley model with 2 bedrooms & 1.5baths with 1288 square feet and the Bentley model with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1650 square feet.

Award winning designs

Originally marketed in 2001, the residents of Kensington Woods can enjoy an in ground pool, clubhouse and playground. Built in the same award winning traditional that sold over 350 units in Sterling Woods.

Relax & Entertain in the Clubhouse

Larson Drive

Stetson Place:Welcome to Stetson Place

One of Danbury’s newest townhome communities. Located in the Pembroke area, Stetson Place features 70 units in five contempory designs. Amenities include a community clubhouse with a brand new fitness center, and a heated pool.

Clubhouse

Steton Place, Make This Your Home

Steston Place

Westwood Village:Westwood Village, 55 Mill Plain Rd Danbur
Located on a hillside setting, Westwood Village is a stone-throws away from shopping, restaurants, Western Connecticut State University’s westside campus,major companies and I-84 and I-684 .

The lower 'Flat style' units

With almost 300 units in the community,
Westwood Village is one of the larger condominium communities in Danbury,CT. The community amenities include 2 pools, playground, attractive landscaping and access to public transportation.

One of the 2 community pools

Floor plans range from 1 bedroom flats to 3 bedroom townhomes.

Some of the townhouse style units

Mill Plain Road

Sterling Woods II:
Sterling Woods Danbury CT, Nabby Road
Located in a convenient Stadley Rough location in north east Danbury, just minutes to I-84 & shopping, the community of 350 units sits on a wooded 130 acre parcel. Models range from two bedroom one & a half bath townhomes with a one car garage to detached three bedrooms homes.
Relax in the Pool & Entertain in the Clubhouse
The amenities of Sterling Woods II include an in ground pool, clubhouse with an exercise room, walking trails and playground. It feels more like a resort than a place you would live. Homeowner associations due start around $220 a Month (10/08, subject to change) include city water/sewer & refuse.Sterling Woods II Exterior

Nabby Road

Arlington Woods:
Arlington Woods, Danbury CT Sienna Drive
This community built in the same tradition of Sterling Woods & Kensington Woods was completed in 2005, set in the Shelter Rock neighborhood of Danbury. Arlington Woods gives it’s residents access to a pool, clubhouse and fitness center. Arlington Woods lends itself ideal for commuting to Stamford ,New York and points east. Exciting floor plans designed for both formal & casual in a commutable country setting close to shopping, Route 6, Route 7 and I-84.

Arlington Woods Exterior

Sienna Drive

Lake Place:
Lake Place, Danbury CTSet on the shores of Lake Kenosia on Danbury’s West Side is Lake Place, a community ranging composed of 195 homes in twelve different models ranging from 2 bedroom ranch to a 3 bedroom tri level townhome with 2 car attached garages. The community amenities include a lakeside swimming pool, swim & racquet club, tennis and platform tennis and it’s own private beach, dock and gazebo on scenic Lake Kenosia, where there are no motor boats permitted.

Lake Side Swimming Poo,Close to many local office parks and not too far for commuting to Westchester or Lower Fairfield County. It is also a stones throw away from the Danbury Fair Mall, the west side campus of Western Connecticut State University, Richter Golf Course, and I-84 & Route 7. The lifestyle includes features (varying by unit) such as attached one or two car garages, central air, European country kitchen, whirlpool tub and separate steam shower, superior energy efficient construction, one level living or a spacious townhouse with a vaulted skylit ceilings.

Scenic Lake KenosiaBoulevard Drive

Woodland Hills:
Welcome to Woodland HillsSituated in southern Danbury, on the Danbury/Bethel is the Woodland Hills community. The community of 252 luxurious townhomes on a wooded 65 acre site.

Woodland Hills Townhomes

Close to shopping on Newtown & Federal Roads yet also ideal for a commute to lower Fairfield County as well as points east and west. The benefits on calling Woodland Hills home include a community center with full social, media & party facilities, clubhouse, swimming pool & tot lot, fitness center, half-court basketball, tennis court & walking trails.

Woodland Hils Danbury CTAward Winning Clubhouse

Faith Lane

Shepherd Hill:
Shepherd Hill
Shepherd Hill is a hillside community of 140 units ranging from 1 bedroom ranch units to 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse units with a basement garage. Standard features include air conditioning and in unit laundry hookups. 2 Minutes to Route 7, I-84, Shopping. Community features a pool, cabana, walking trails and ample resident & guest parking.
Shepherd Hill Condos, Danbury CT
Old Brookfield Rd
Briar Woods:
Danbury’s Premier luxury community of 80 quality built townhomes on the west side of Danbury.

Great access to major corporate centers, I-84, I-684, train stations and shopping.



Briar Woods Lane

Barclay Commons:Barclay Commons

Traditional Designs
Danbury’s own New England village setting of about 140 units. Barclay Commons features several different floor plans and a community pool. Close to Candlewood Lake & the Danbury Hospital.
Barclay Commons Danbury CT

East Hayestown Road

 

Lexington Mews:Lexington Mews Danbury CT Luxury Townhome Community

Set in a private location just off of Federal Road, Lexington Mews is a community of 140 townhomes. There are several different floor plans ranging from townhomes with two master suites to three bedrooms units with a main level master suite.

Lexington Mews Danbury

Enjoy the community’s heated pool, tennis court & playground as well a minute to super 7 and I-84. This Baker built community has low common charges, maintenance free exterior and beautifully manicured grounds.

Maintenance Free Exteriors

Tranquil, Yet Close to I-84, Route 7, Shopping & More!

Eaton Court

 

Arlington Woods, Danbury CT

Another attractive neighborhood of affordable luxury townhomes in Danbury is the Arlington Woods  community. Located in the convenient Shelter Rock neighborhood, Arlington Woods offers great access for both commuting to Westchester and New York and also Waterbury, Hartford and New Haven. Built in 2004, the homes have the same modern designs and superior construction that sold almost 500 homes in Sterling Woods and Kensington Woods with a fresh interpretation.  The floor plans are ideal for casual and formal living.

The community features three different models, the Aspen, the Bayberry and the Chestnut. The Aspen model features 1,348 square feet, the Bayberry with 1,642 square feet and the Chestnut has 1,820 square feet of living. The units have almost the same layout: the ground level features a foyer, open living room dining room combination, kitchen, breakfast room and powder room on the main level: a master bedroom and second bedroom, each with its own bath on the second floor (except in the Aspen model there is only 1 bath upstairs, accessible through the master bedroom and hallway); and a family room in the basement, a deck and/or patio and a one car garage on the lower level (except in the Chestnut model where the garage is accessed through the main level). The units typically have hardwood floors on the main level and carpeting upstairs. Additional amenities include a fireplace in the living room, gas heat, and a residents-only pool, exercise room and meeting facilities.

There is easy access to shopping on Newtown Road (Route 6) and Federal Rd, Route 7, exit 8 on I-84 and all other local attractions and office parks and corporate centers. Currently, there are 8 homes for sale in Arlington Woods (per CMLS 6/21/08) of the 99 homes in this hillside community with a lovely wooded permiter. There are 3 Aspen models, with the average list price of $304,000,  4 Bayberry Models (including 1 under deposit) with the average list price of $351,950, and 1 Chestnut model offered at $398,000. Putting all of the numbers together for the community, the average list price is $338,063.This information is per Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service (GMLS) per 6/21/08.

Please call or email me for more recent sales information.

Search for listing in Arlington Woods, located on Sienna Drive.