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
Sophisticated Townhouse on Picturesque Pond

Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut


This Sophisticated Turnkey Townhouse is Located in Beautiful Georgetowne North. A Quiet Enclave w/ Picturesque Ponds & Landscaping, Georgetowne North is close to town but has the feel of a sanctuary. With 3BR and 3.1 Baths, & Association Pool, this Home has it all. High End Details & Finishes throughout. The First Floor Boasts an Open Floor Plan for Today's Modern Living w/ Gourmet Kitchen, FR & LR w/ Fireplace. Off the Living & Dining Room are Doors Leading to the Large Deck Overlooking the Pond in a Bucolic Setting. The Large Master Suite w/Views of the Pond has a Walk-In Closet & Elegant Marble Bath w/ Dressing Table. Two addt'l Bedrooms, a Separate Laundry Room & a Full Bath finish the 2nd Floor. 3rd Floor with Built Ins & a Full Bath can be used for Rec/Play/Exercise/Guest Room/Office 1 Car Attached Garage and additional parking across the street. A Must See!

Jill Barile , Berkshire Hathaway

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.1 BATHROOMS
2443 SQ FT
 
$799,900
DIRECT WATERFRONT HOME

West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut


Direct waterfront 3 Bedroom 3 full bath Home. Main level has a full bath,large pantry, laundry room,kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Dining room and Living room that lead out to a 20x20 trex deck overlooking Oyster River Bay. The 2nd floor has cathedral ceilings,spacious Master Suite with amazing views of Long Island Sound.private bath with whirlpool tub,separate shower and walk-in closets.Also a family room that leads to 2 additional bedrooms,a full bath and additional closets throughout.There is also a loft overlooking the Master that can be used as an exercise room or office.All this plus a 2 car garage and ample parking.

Edward Merola , Coldwell Banker

0.11 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2902 SQ FT
 
$695,000
Edgy & Stylish Contemporary overlooking Hamburg Cove!

Lyme, New London County, Connecticut


A Very Edgy & Stylish Contemporary building that is both residential and Commercially zoned. Onece an Antique store, an art gallery and even a butcher shop the home is able to be transformed to whatever your heart desires. Behind the entrance foyer find an expansive great room with high ceilings and views of Hamburg Cove and Cove Landing Marina. A gas fireplace is flanked by floor to ceiling sliders on to a massive deck overlooking the water. A dining area , open to the great room, is accented by a coffee or cocktail bar which would be a lovely gathering place for small social groups or large crowds. The bedrooms are sun filled with soaring ceilings, huge windows and hidden sliding walls to cut them off from the public spaces. A brand new kitchen has recently been completed with a wall of pantry space and a glass entrance/exit door for catered events. The entrance foyer includes private office space and a half bath. Both the entrance and half bath are handicapped accessible. A full basement with updated /new oil burners, oil tanks, and electrical system is dry and perfect for storage. The ability to have a slip for large boats is readily available at Cove Landing in the backyard! 2 hrs from NYC , 1 1/2 hrs from Boston. Come see this extraordinary space and make it into whatever you imagine!

Madeleine " MADDY" Mattson , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.48 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2966 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
110' Direct Waterfront on CANDLEWOOD LAKE

Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut


110' DIRECT WATERFRONT ON CANDLEWOOD LAKE. Fabulous DOCK area cantilevered I-Beam Pier (16x16) 2 Parallel Bridges (3x16) and Dock (16x18)-10-12' deep. Front to Back Vaulted Screen Porch (23x25)w/2 huge Ceiling Fans expand your entertaining area as does a 56x10 Deck! Protected no-wake zone-great for swimming. 2 sheds provide good storage-1 at the parking area & the other at the water's edge that holds wetsuits/floats& other waterfront toys! Both sheds are about 100 sq ft. Circular Drive & upper parking easily provides parking for at least 10 cars. Multi-generational use & flexible floor plan for all needs in the modern world! WELCOME! 12x11 tiled Foyer w/double closets. Lovely slanted cathedral style ceiling with a wall of windows in Living/Dining to take in those LAKE VIEWS! LR also offers a cozy stone fireplace w/pellet insert for efficiency. Main Level Full Bath and flexible Bedroom & Office (could easily be used as 4th bedroom) Addition in 2006 included /11x12 addition and entire mew upper-level Vaulted Master Suite w/sitting room & large spa bath. Kitchen renovation-granite counters/tile floor/stainless steel appliances, foyer, and hall floors were done in 2012. Furnished lower level w/Family Room with door to lake, Bedroom/Full Bath and huge laundry room. MOVE-IN READY! NO ASSOCIATION FEES! Make this YOUR year-round Waterfront Playground! NOTE - Sellers can accommodate a quick close!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.49 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3023 SQ FT
 
$475,000
Great Value in Lake Community

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DEER RUN SHORES - private lake community living with Clubhouse, Swimming Pool, Beach, and Docks. House has BOAT SLIP. Light & Airy spacious rooms. Central Air on the main level. Trex Deck w/seasonal Lake View. Large eat-in kitchen. NO hardwood floors under carpeting. Southern Sherman for easy down county & NY area commutes. 20 M to Metro North Train Station. 60 M to Manhattan.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2106 SQ FT
 
$200,000
0.65 Acres on Candlewood Lake

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DIRECT WATERFRONT on Candlewood Lake. BUILD your Lake Home - Lot has had house removed. 2 Parcels- deeded Direct Waterfront parcel with Dock included. Also Views of Squantz Pond.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.65 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$3,975,000
Estate Setting on Candlewood Lake

New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut


Premier Waterfront Estate Property on CANDLEWOOD LAKE - 600' + LEVEL Frontage on the northern tip of OAK POINT, private community w/only 7 homes. Gated & fenced w/lush lawns, private sandy 135' Beach. A winding drive leads to 1940s updated Classic Lake House & Guest Cottage. Magnificent Western Mtn & Northern Lake Views. An extraordinary refuge where Eagles & Blue Herons soar. Magical zen moss garden w/meandering lit stone paths. A secret fairy garden w/whimsical tea house will delight. 2 Docks (west & north) circling the point. Direct waterfront edge stone patio leads to 1st dock. Wrap-around deck off main house w/additional stone terrace, perfect for entertaining! Picture Windows & Sliders throughout provide mesmerizing views. Flexible floor plan for multi-generational use. Built-ins & custom woodwork abound. Don't miss the secret door thru BD/den that leads to a mahogany office w/private entrance. ML includes 2 BD & 2 BA. Cove Lite Vltd LR w/floor to ceiling fireplace. Panoramic Northern view picture Window opens to Dining area w/mtn view. Chef's Kitchen w/commercial Garland 6-burner stove.FR w/new remote control stone fireplace & bar niche. Additional BD/den off kitchen w/more stunning views. UL Master Suite w/juliette balcony. Charming Guest Cottage w/private entrance & Lake/Mtn Views from Bay Window. Includes 1-2 BD/1 BA, LR w/frplc, eat-In Kitchen w/slider to private Deck & 2nd dock. This jewel of a Retreat in Litchfield County offers a sanctuary for tranquil living & wellness.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.68 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3896 SQ FT
 
$525,000

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Adorable Waterfront on Candlewood Lake

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DIRECT WATERFRONT - CANDLEWOOD LAKE in "BOGUS HILL" private lake community. Water's Edge Dock deepwater DOCK- accommodates 2 Boats with potential to add 2 boat lifts and 2 jet skis. This Cream Puff with year-round LAKE VIEWS just got another facelift. Fantastic Eat-In Kitchen w/desirable new white cabinets, quartz counters, and backsplash. Vaulted/beamed Great Room offers a Dining Area, ceiling fan & skylights includes a desirable stone fireplace/wood stove for efficiency. The Sunroom with its wall of windows overlooks the lake and has a variety of uses depending on your lifestyle plus french door to large Terrace. Don't miss the outdoor stone fireplace! A choice of 2 master suites in this year-round cottage gives you flexibility for 2 bedrooms, with 2 updated baths one on the main level and one on the garden level (with private entrance), or perhaps you need a private work environment. A Pantry plus laundry room on main level w/door to the room that doubles as mudroom/sunroom leads to the backyard. Ample parking includes private driveway plus 1 car garage and also stone stairs leading to Lake. Community amenities also afford you access to use cute community beach area for an additional $200 per year. PLEASE NOTE - BRAND NEW SEPTIC BEING INSTALLED!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.41 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
966 SQ FT
 
$749,000
Direct Waterfront with Pool

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


A WATERFRONT PLAYGROUND! DIRECT FRONTAGE ON CANDLEWOOD LAKE. HIDDEN TREASURE enclosed within a perimeter of mature trees in a sheltered position- Private Lake Community Living in HOLIDAY POINT ASSOCIATION. A great area to walk, hike, bike, and let your hair down. Outdoor Amenities of this property include 107 x 12 DECK plus HOT TUB (balboa walk-in), Heated in Ground POOL. Meander down to the Water's Edge Dock that accommodates 26' Boat and Jet Ski. A magically fun place of sunlight & shadows, shimmering leaves, and bubbling water. A bit camera shy but all nestled into a secluded area. Everything set up for entertaining or multi-generational living spaces. Spacious & sun-filled w/most all rooms having sliders & access to Decks & Balconies. LR w/fireplace loads of sliders to DECK open to DR w/sliders to DECK to Kitchen w/built-in breakfast nook. Den w/french door to DECK and 1/2 BA laundry round out the ML. Enormous Vaulted Master Suite w/gas fireplace & private balcony plus huge walk-in closet & Spa BA. Another large Vaulted Bedroom w/balcony & Loft. Full BA. LL is finished & space galore. FR w/wet bar & fireplace. Media/Game Room and full BA w/additional laundry. " Shermanites" know this property as the House of Music as there is always music coming from a lake house that also overlooks our lovely park & tennis courts.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.18 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2420 SQ FT
 
$2,000,000
Sleek & Modern Custom Built Waterfront

Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DIRECT WATERFRONT - Candlewood Lake. Once in a blue moon, a totally unique Lake Homes comes on the market. European Design & materials. A boathouse has been expertly converted to Captain's quarters/Ship's bar w/bunk room, grill, covered deck that hovers over the water and open deck with dock all at the water's edge. 4 BAY GARAGE - 2 upper/2 lower with 16" I Beams. Stunning, Sleek and Modern Contemporary with lakeside cabana. Designed for nature and art lovers. Multiple levels all featuring dramatic lake views. 3 Bedrooms & 3 Full and 2 Half Baths

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.40 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3828 SQ FT

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