About Connecticut

Connecticut

One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut is a state rich in history. It is the southernmost state in New England and the wealthiest state in the country per capita. While it is the third smallest state in size in the USA, it is home to 167 cities in just 8 counties. The population of the state is actually less than nearby New York City.

Connecticut is full of charm and rural beauty. There are a number of beaches at the shore, with State parks and forests throughout the state, and many smaller parks as well. The biggest river of the country splits the state into half. 

Connecticut has been dairy farm country and cows used to dominate the rural landscape, but horses are about to take over. A census released in 2004 by the United States Department of Agriculture reported that there were 4,191 farms in the state in 2002, down from 4,905 in 1997, and that the number of cows has fallen 21 percent, to about 54,000. A survey by the University of Connecticut counted more than 47,000 horses. The University said that Connecticut already has the highest density of horses (one for every 68 people) in the country. Over 90% are purely used for recreational reasons. 

Connecticut is well known for its affluence, and one of the reasons is that it is so close in proximity to New York City. Connecticut is widely considered to be one of the safest states in the country.

The State's top schools include Yale University, and the State has numerous tourist attractions including world-class museums, Mystic Seaport, as well as the famous fall foliage.

Like most of New England, the weather in Connecticut is varied with the seasons. Although it can be highly unpredictable in the spring and fall months, the weather in Connecticut is generally stable compared to many other parts of the country.

 

 
$1,395,000
500' Direct Waterfront; 2 docks; pool; Turnkey furnished; Perfect Getaway!

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


500' DIRECT WATERFRONT/TURNKEY FURNISHED in Storybook Setting.Private boat ramp-2 docks.Heated gunite, salt-water pool (18x36)/hot tub/cabana & outdoor shower.Meandering stone paths w/fabulous areas of contemplation.Chic personal sanctuary in Country Setting.Contemporary Cape w/ huge kitchen open to DR and Vltd floor to ceiling brick fireplace.Kitchen offers granite countertops/Cherry cabinets/Center Island/Stainless Appl.ML Master w/sumptuous bath,sauna & private balcony.Hrdwd flrs & tile thruout. Detached STUDIO-an additional 1200 sq ft recreational room storage.Pool Shed 8x4,Patio 18x14/14x17 & Deck 11x16.Irrigation System/Security.Wonderful upgrades & quality craftsmanship/woodworking.A TRUE WATERFRONT PLAYGROUND!

Kathleen Harrison, Fazzone & Harrison Realty Llc

1.40 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3068 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Charming Ranch on Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DIRECT WATERFRONT - Holiday Point Association. A protected in-let of the Sherman Cove, no-wake zone area. This setting is apart from the main lake, a great place for swimming, kayaking and relaxing! Amazing stonework/stonewalls($100,000+) plus magnificent perennial gardens & mature landscape. Gentle slope to large water's edge Dock. Comfortable Country Ranch w/vaulted Great Room & Stone Fireplace offers the essentials of a classic lake house with modern updates and amenities. Updated Kitchen & Baths. Unique Offering in that this property offers a 4 BAY GARAGE perfect for recreational vehicles/cars/boats/jet skis/toys plus workshop space. Fabulous parking space includes an upper area for boat storage. COME TO RELAX

Kathleen Harrison, Fazzone & Harrison Realty Llc

0.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1945 SQ FT
 
$537,000
A private oasis at Fenton Woodlands and nearly 50 acre Bissonnette Pond.

Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut


A private oasis at Fenton Woodlands and nearly 50 acre Bissonnette Pond. Limited number of existing homes and building lots. An architectural pleasure. Uniquely designed. Spectacular sunrise views. Walking trails on 4 private acres. Over 200’ water frontage including a dock and beach. Calm and quiet. Kayaks, paddleboats, canoes, and electric motors. Sunrises. Rainbows. A kaleidoscope of colors in spring, summer, autumn and winter. There’s even rumors of 8 pound large mouth bass. Stunning, simply stunning. The home is not your typical +3500 square ft, 4 bedroom, 2 car garage upscale home. Seeing is truly believing. Convenient location is a short distance to I-84. Commute to Hartford. Escape from Boston or NYC. Teach at Eastern or UCONN. The demand for this property will be sky high. Words and pictures do no justice to this property. Please view the pictures, but make an appointment -- quickly.

Ken Marcia, Real Living Realty Professionals

4.06 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3828 SQ FT
 
$449,900
Fabulous four bedroom year round home on Coventry Lake. Sunrise Views.

Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut


Fabulous and unique opportunity for a year-round lakefront home, seasonal getaway, or a combination getaway. Look out the oversized windows through the sunny three season porch and view beautiful Coventry Lake and decide your recreational activity. Swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing and more. This is an impressive direct waterfront four bedroom home. When the present homeowners began renovating this home, they never stopped! They decided to add an oversized two car garage including a workshop area and significant overhead storage. The porous concrete driveway and sidewalk indicate a level of quality. Once the garage was completed they installed all new siding, more insulation, replacement thermo-pane pullout windows and topped it off with a new roof. The internal upgrades continued with custom made kitchen cabinets, birch wood flooring and granite countertops. Both baths were remodeled including a temperature sensing hydro-tub upstairs. In the winter, snuggle up in the living room by the beautiful brick fireplace to read or watch TV. Need an office area, use the fourth bedroom located on the first floor and enjoy the ambiance of a home office right on the lake. The upstairs offers three large bedrooms including wonderful sunrise lake views from the master bedroom. This is truly a great home located on a great flat lot directly on this amazing spring fed lake! Schedule your appointment today.

Ken Marcia, Real Living Realty Professionals

0.19 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1548 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Waterfront home with spectacular views on Columbia Lake

Columbia, Tolland County, Connecticut


Waterfront home with spectacular views located directly on beautiful and fully recreational Columbia Lake. This estate includes two year round homes on 0.72 acres and is located along with elegant homes on the Woodland Terrace section of Columbia Lake. The waterfront home has been partially remodeled including flooring, ceilings, insulation and appliances. It features a sunroom overlooking the water, a spacious living room, two car garage; and as an added bonus, there is an additional smaller home that increases the land from the waterfront beauty all the way to the end of the road. Imagine restoring this area into your own retreat. The year-round guest home has character including a stone fireplace. With a little homestyle renovation designed to your liking, this could be an amazing get away or full time home and both homes are being sold in an ‘as-is’ condition. However, here’s the best news. In 2016, the owners had a formal appraisal completed and the combined market value was $600,000 or 17% higher than the listing price. Let your imagination run wild and make your dream of lake living a reality!

Ken Marcia, Real Living Realty Professionals

0.72 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$399,000
Unbelievable / rare four bedroom (potential) lakefront property on Andover Lake

Andover, Tolland County, Connecticut


Unbelievable and rare to find lakefront with room for a four bedroom home! Where do you find waterfront land like this?? If you are looking for either a year-round or second home on a beautiful and serene lake, this is it!! Andover Lake is a stunning private lake and one of the cleanest in Connecticut. Enjoy sailing, kayaking, swimming and go fishing year-round!!! Motor boats are not allowed to preserve the quiet and pristine conditions. There is a small membership fee to use the lake. The owners have re-deeded the property into one parcel and will complete perc testing. The location is ideal. Let your imagination go wild on a spectacular homesite. This is truly exceptional!!

Ken Marcia, Real Living Realty Professionals

0.67 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Thimble Islands Summer Home

Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut


One of the hidden treasures of the world, the Thimble Islands are located just off the coast of Branford Connecticut and the village of Stony Creek. Approximately 35 islands are host to 100 homes. A Water taxi service brings guest to and from the mainland. To live on a thimble island is an experience like no other. Unplug and disconnect. Just 2 hours from NYC and Boston this island paradise is accessible even if your needed at the office. Pot Rock / Treasure Island gained its name from a glacial pot hole found in pink granite that makes up the islands. This 10 acre island is shaped like an hour glass with the sandy beach at it's center. The south end of the island is 6 acres with 3 private homes and the north end is 4 acres and 3 homes. This Victorian summer home sits on the west side of the island 26 feet above mean high water offering spectacular views overlooking the channel between Pot Rock Island aka Treasure Island and High Island aka Kidd Island. Google the Thimbles and you will learn of the rich history and colorful tales of pirates who occupied these waters.

Cameron Brown

1.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1800 SQ FT
 
$459,000
125' Direct Level Frontage on Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


125' DIRECT FRONTAGE w/western exposure on Candlewood Lake - serene Squantz Pond District. Fabulous level property w/magnificent Lake Views & Mountain Vistas - overlooking Pootatuck State Forest. Endless possibilities in this 1950's Colonial with additions in '84 and '89. Bonus area over garage could be fabulous master suite & office. 2 Decks. Garage has slider to additional large deck. End of culdesac location. Fishing, boating, swimming, sunbathing in the summer and ice fishing & skating in the winter! Enjoy Sherman's low taxes!

Kathleen Harrison, Fazzone & Harrison Realty Llc

0.19 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2656 SQ FT
 
$312,500
Arrowhead Point Candlewood Lake Community

Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


GREAT VALUE IN ARROWHEAD POINT-Seasonal lake view from this home in private lake community w/community beach club. Your updates will be worth the effort & $ for this CANDLEWOOD LAKE LIFESTYLE. Light & Bright home w/open floor plan. Hardwood Floors on ML. LR w/bay window overlooks the lake and open to Dining Room w/slider to 16 x 12 Deck, great for both relaxing & entertaining. Lower level FR w/fireplace, Den or could be used as 4th bedroom plus full bath and laundry. A great area for walking, hiking, jogging & bicycling. 5M to I-84/60 miles to NYC. Close to shopping & great restaurants.

Kathleen Harrison, Fazzone & Harrison Realty Llc

0.27 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1792 SQ FT
 
$250,000

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Great Value in Lake Community

New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut


CANDLEWOOD POINT-private lake community in park-like setting w/sunny, sandy beach on NE shore of Candlewood Lake. Kayaks & canoes can be stored @ beach.A mere .2M WALK to Gerard's Waters Edge MARINA. Absolutely adorable year round Bungalow/Ranch w/Seasonal Lake View. Charming knotty pine - lake house feel. Great Room w/stone fireplace & builtins. Updated Kitchen. Expansion possibilities in lower level w/workshop. Huge 3-Season Sunroom w/slider to 16 x 12 Deck

Kathleen Harrison, Fazzone & Harrison Realty Llc

0.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1030 SQ FT

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