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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!
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Why Units Sell at Westwood Village,Danbury CT

There are many reasons units always seem to sell over at Westwood Village on the west side of Danbury.

  • The community is composed of spacious well designed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units.
  • A proactive condo board & professional management company keeps the community well maintained.
  • Great amenities including two pools, dog park and playground.
  • Prime location minutes to I-84, I-684, train stations and New York state.
  • Because of the community is set high upon a steep hill, some of the units do offer great views of the surrounding hillside and nearby lakes.
  • Westwood Village is close to shopping along Mill Plain Rd.

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Mill Plain & Western Danbury CT Real Estate

Mill Plain & the western side of Danbury is the newest & one of the fastest growing area of Danbury. If you read below, you will be why it is very popular.

There are plenty of places to do shopping, most notably being the Danbury Fair Mall. Stores and services in the area include Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s, several kitchen cabinet & flooring showrooms, a couple of car dealerships, a few gas stations with auto repair shops, banks, veterinarians, gyms and jewelry stores. You can wine & dine with it’s countless restaurants including the Windmill Dinner, Bambino’s, Barca, Prespa, Rosy Tomorrow’s, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Molly Darcy’s and Pandahouse. Recreational options include Richter Park & Lake Kenosia.

 Real estate options vary quite sustainably in the Mill Plain area. You get newer single family homes (Marina Farms & Ridgebury Hills) and many condos community to choose from including Westwood Village, Lake Place, Kensington Woods, Briar Woods & Rivington.  The neighborhood of Aunt Hack is found in the Mill Plain area, which is regarded by many as highly desirable. Other neighborhoods found in the Mill Plain area include El Morro Estates, Ken Oaks, Ridgebury & Miry Brook, which consist mostly of raised ranchs & split level homes, with some small colonials, capes & new construction.

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The Mill Plain area is well connected from commuting. With I-84 & I-684 only minutes from here, it is very easy to commute to White Plains, Greenwich as well as New York City. The Brewster NY train station is only 7 minutes away for a 75-80 minute trip to Grand Central Station. You will also find large corporate parks on this western side of Danbury, including the 1.5 million square foot former Union Carbide Center, the Boehringer Ingelheim campus along the Danbury/Ridgefield line, the Ridgebury office center, as well as several professional buildings found along Mill Plain Road. Another place of employment includes the western campus of Western Connecticut State University (Westconn).

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.

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Westwood Village, Danbury CT

Westwood Village

Another popular condominum community in Danbury in Westwood Village. Located on a hillside setting, Westwood Villageis a stone-throws away from shopping, restaurants, Western Connecticut State University’s westside campus,major companies and I-84 and I-684 making it one of the best commuting locations in the Danbury area.  With almost 300 units in the community, Westwood Village is one of the larger townhome communities in Danbury,CT. The community amenities include 2 pools, playground, attractive landscaping and access to public transportation.

 There are several different unit styles to choose from in Westwood Village ranging from cozy 1 bedroom condos to large 3 bedroom 2.5 baths units This variety of floor plans makes it possible to move up into a larger home without leaving your old neighbors behind and a smart investment of first time buyers.Some of the units in Westwood Village offer great views of nearby Lake Kenosia and the surrounding hillside.

There have been 7 sales in Westwood Villagesince August 1, 2007 til March 9,2008/ (per CMLS).  The units have sold from $192,900 to $279,500 with the average sales price of $236,407and the average sold listing price of $244,457.  The average sale to list price has been higher than the city of Danbury’s average with the average sold to list price in Westwood Village of 96.7%. Currently, there are 12 units for sale (per CMLS 3/9/08) in the community (including 1 under deposit & 1 pending). Asking prices range from $174,000 to $284,900 with the average list price of $235,080.

Here is a link to the condo association’s website:

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