Currently in Northern Fairfield County and Southern Litchfield County (Danbury, Brookfield, Bethel, New Fairfield, Sherman, Newtown, Ridgefield and New Milford) there are 389 single family homes built since 2000 currently for sale according to the Greater Fairfield County CMLS (4/22/08). While an overwhelming majority are colonials and farmhouse style colonials, there are the occasional raised ranches and capes. While most of these new construction homes are located on cul de sac developments of similar homes, there are options for people that do not like to live in developments or subdivisions.
There are several different locations where most of these newer homes. Depending on your budget and things that you are looking for, Northern Fairfield County and Southern Litchfield County has a taste of everything. Feel free to contact me additional information on any of these communities.
So, where exactly are most of these homes being built? Here is a quick summary of 5 places where most of these homes are being built:
5)The Club at River Oaks:
This private, exclusive community is located in Sherman, Connecticut. The Club at River Oaks is a private gated golf and residential community. The club opened in 2003 and has gotten acclaim as of the best golf courses in the state. The gated residential golf community has 66 home sites situated on over 300 acres bordering the Berkshire mountains, the Housatonic river and the Appalachian trail. The homes are primarily situated on over 2 acre lots. If you are looking for a private golf course within 90 minutes of Manhattan, the Club at River Oaks might put you in the swing of things.
With a charming main street with restaurants, shopping and a park that becomes an outdoor theater in the summer, downtown Ridgefield mixes classic charm with modern amenities. For those looking to own a new home within walking distance to shopping, this is the spot for you in Northern Fairfield County.With newer homes, sometimes next to 150 year old homes, it is a good spot of individuals that do not want to live in subdivisions of homes that all look the same. Land is hard to come by downtown so most of the new homes have replaced smaller mid 20th century homes. You will find a variety of vintage and new/existing homes for sale in downtown Ridgefield. Downtown Ridgefield is a place to consider when looking for a new home!
Yes, I am sure most everyone thinks that the only new construction type in western Danbury have been condos or townhomes with recently built communities such as Kensington Woods and Briar Woods built within the last couple of years and currently under construction Rivington development . However, if everyone takes a step back to see the big picture, Western Danbury has been a hot bed for new single family homes as well. With larger subdivisions such as Ridgebury Hills, Deer Park Estates, Westville Estates, Troy Estates, Woodland Estates plus the recently completed Butler’s Ridge and currently under construction Cannonball Estates and Hidden Glen, there has been a lot of new homes built in Western Danbury. On top of the larger developments, there has been a fair amount of homes built along Middle River Road, South King Street, Long Ridge Road, Brushy Hill Road, Aunt Hack and Franklin Street Extension among others that are not in subdivisions.
The big lure to Danbury are the low property taxes (for the area) because of all of the shopping, businesses and light industry that help off set the tax bill for city services and schools. It is a great spot of commuting to New York City or Westchester County.
Located in Southern Newtown, Hattertown has had much real estate development of recent years for larger homes on more acreage than what is typically found in another hot area of development in Newtown, Sandy Hook. There are still horse properties in Hattertown while there is still convenience to major employment centers including Stamford with is about 45 minutes away and White Plains, New York with is about 1 hour away.
1)Southern New Milford:
Southern New Milford offers commutable country living just 15 minutes north of I-84 and minutes to the village center of New Milford. There is access to Candlewood Lake and all of the town amenities you would expect. New homes are colonials or farmhouse style colonials with the occasional raised ranch or cape, at generally lower prices than Danbury and Northern Fairfield County. Newer developments include Haldine Estate,Meyer Estates, Fox Ridge Estates,Fieldstone Estates, Farmstead Acres, Deer Ridge Estate,Lillinoah Ridge and Sycamore Trails. In addition, there have been a fair amount of new homes built on Ridge Road, Reservior Road and Second Hill Road among others that are not in subdivisions.