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.

 

 
$353,000
Water views border two acre property with Custom Built Ranch

Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut


A BEAUTIFUL TWO ACRE PROPERTY WHICH BOARDERS THE SCANTIC RIVER, TOGETHER WITH A WONDERFUL CUSTOM BUILT UPDATED RANCH. A GREAT ONE OF A KIND FLOOR PLAN THAT LETS NATURAL LIGHT FLOW THROUGH THE WHOLE HOUSE. TWO BEDROOMS, FULL BATH, AND WASHROOM WITH POCKET DOOR TO DIVIDE THE HALL WAY FROM THE CENTER OF THE HOME WITH LIVING ROOM , KITCHEN, DINING ROOM, AND ENTRY WAY, AND ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE THROUGH A DOOR GOES TO THE MASTER BEDROOM, HUGE MASTER BATHROOM, AND WALK-IN CLOSET.

Deborah Warner , Berkshire Hathaway

2.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
2304 SQ FT
 
$3,495,000
Ultimate Resort Lifestyle Home!

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Dramatic craftsman style contemporary on 16 acres (with potential to subdivide) set high for unparalleled views of Candlewood Lake and Squantz Pond, plus bordered by Pootatuck State Forest for complete privacy. Ultimate resort lifestyle home including 10,218 sf on 3 levels with 6 bedrooms, 6/1 baths, plus heated gunite pool; golf green complete with sand traps and 3 tee boxes; full size basketball court; tennis court; multiple stone patios; built-in grill; extraordinary landscaping w/irrigation; and breathtaking sunrise and sunsets from nearly every room. Custom built plus continuous expansion/renovation under the direction of award winning architect, Sean O'Kane, with the highest attention to detail inside/out including: 5 gas fireplaces; state of the art kitchen remodel featuring twin SubZeros, Wolf 6 burner gas range/double ovens, custom cabinetry, colossal island with bar seating, and magnificent stone counters; master bedroom suite with double baths including one with steam shower and radiant heated floor; living room with planked ceiling and wet bar; dining room with curved wall of windows; fully equipped gym with timbered ceiling; family room with built-in entertainment system and vaulted mosaic mural tile ceiling; lower level with radiant heated floors, expansive media and game rooms, climate controlled wine cellar, plus guest suite with steam shower; 4 car garages; central vac; 45KW generator; 13 in-room iPads; plus 4 wells/7 hot water tanks and filtration. Negotiable option to purchase nearly all furnishings and gym equipment.

Laura Freed Ancona , William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty

16.01 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
6.5 BATHROOMS
10218 SQ FT
 
$388,500
Paradise in the heart of West Hartford

West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut


Enjoy Water Views of your own gentle stream from this piece of paradise in the heart of West Hartford. Great location close to all the shops & restaurants West Hartford has to offer but tucked away in your own private oasis. This open and bright move in ready Colonial has been freshly painted both inside and out. The main living area consists of an eat in kitchen with granite counters and new appliances. The kitchen flows into a formal dining area, living room, sitting area and expansive family room with a wood burning fireplace and access to your enclosed porch. Enjoy summer nights in this serene location. Upstairs you have a huge master bedroom suite with tons of closet space, a sitting area and full bath. There is another ensuite bedroom with a den/office, two other bedrooms and a full bath. Brand new carpet in the finished lower level recreation area, gas heat and central air make this home a must see. Great opportunity to own this truly unique property, book your showing today!

Michael Zizzamia , William Raveis Real Estate

0.29 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2511 SQ FT
 
$999,000
Waterfront Luxury in Litchfield

Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut


WATERFRONT LUXURY ON HIDDEN POND. This cleverly designed floor plan takes advantage of water views from most rooms. With more than 5,000 square feet of exquisite craftsmanship, this waterfront home sits on 5 secluded acres and offers a striking interior design featuring detailed woodwork, hardwood floors, wainscoting and coffered ceilings. The easy living floor plan includes a chef’s kitchen, fabulous great room and first floor master suite all opening directly onto a covered veranda overlooking the water. A detached 4-car garage with upper level is perfect for the hobbyist or for storing equipment. Hidden Pond is a private pond enjoyed exclusively by a few fortunate owners. Don’t just take our word for it…please view all of the interior and exterior photos to truly appreciate the rewarding lifestyle this home has to offer. And then call for your private viewing.

David Luzi , E. J. Murphy Realty, LLC

5.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$499,000
Stone Retreat on Banks of the Housatonic River

New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut


What Fairy Tales Are Made Of-Intimate RIVERFRONT Stone Retreat in story-book setting w/stonewalls & magnificent mature trees nestled on 2+ Acres at nature's doorstep. Mosey down to the river, a magical place of sunlight & shadows, shimmering leaves & bubbling water. The lush open lawn is perfect for a backyard picnic. A gardener's delight w/just the right amount of perennial gardens offering a flurry of color. Relax on a 50' stone terrace w/peaceful unobstructed VIEWS across this wide stretch of the River. Outdoor amenities are highlighted w/an inground heated pool for those hot summer days & a Hot Tub for those cool fall evenings. The casual sophistication of this handsome site pays homage to the art of leisure w/its classic New England charm. Lovingly updated, enter into a vaulted Great Room which immediately creates a mood of contentment & relaxation, accented by beams & stone fireplace. Enter an epicurean's delight -exquisitely renovated custom chef's kitchen is outfitted for the serious cook. The Dining Area leads onto the patio which is a natural extension for large scale entertaining or small intimate dining alfresco. Master Wing offers private bath-let the sound of the river soothe your soul! A private guest wing rounds out the living areas of this home. Beautiful hardwood floors are offered throughout. Plenty of room to work on your pet projects in the garage/basement area.Loads of parking available. 90 M to Manhattan. Bring your hip boots & fishing pole! FAIRY TALES DO COME TRUE!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

2.10 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1548 SQ FT
 
$279,900
www.7BlueberryLn.com

New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut


CANDLEWOOD LAKE ESTATES - Remodeled/Updated/Renovated "CREAM PUFF" on private dead end lane. A wonderful spot for weekend or full time residents. Deeded Beach Rights to magical GREEN POND/LAUREL BEACH (through Gates in Candlewood Lake Estates). Bring your canoe, fish, swim and totally relax in this area that will remind you of the movie "On Golden Pond". This Contemporary with open floor plan home enjoys an enormous wrap Deck perfect for entertaining and level grassy backyard! NEW Kitchen and NEW BATHS NEW FLOORING THROUGHOUT. Great Room/Dining area (access to wrap Deck from front door) open to all NEW Kitchen RTA cabinets, granite counters and all new upgraded stainless steel appliances including Samsung propane stove & convection oven, LG refrigerator, Samsung microwave/hood and Kenmore dishwasher, subway tile backsplash and popular farm sink -- side door to Deck. Vaulted MAIN LEVEL Master Bedroom w/sliders to Deck. Large walk in closet. Full Bath w/upgraded faucets. Whirlpool stackable Washer/Dryer closet with trendy sliding Barn Door. Second Bedroom/Office on ML. Upper level offers loft area, 2 large closets, full bath and 3rd bedroom. 2 Car Garage/Storage plus loads of extra parking. NEW SEPTIC FIELDS. NEW PROPANE HEAT & AC. NEW HOT WATER HEATER/WELL PUMP. NEW ELECTRICAL & NEW PLUMBING. NEW ROOF. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE and ready for immediate occupancy! New Milford/Sherman Line. Mailing Address is SHERMAN.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1128 SQ FT
 
$269,000
100' Frontage / Seasonal Cottage on Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


WELCOME TO THE LAKE! 100' DIRECT FRONTAGE/Candlewood Lake - Holiday Point Association, a private lake community. About as close to "Camp"" as you can get. Absolutely adorable A-Frame Cabin/Bungalow in back to nature setting. Large Dock & Boat House/Storage at Water's Edge. Nestled among pine trees and natural rock outcroppings wander down to the cove and Fish, Swim, Ski. Curl up with a book and experience total relaxation on the vaulted screened porch. It's nearly as big as the house and truly the ahhhhhhhh experience. Considered a "tiny" house it still offers a living/dining area, adorable bedroom w/bunk beds as well as a sleeping loft and full bath. Although seasonal at this time, it could be quite easy to make this a year round bungalow. Bring your fishing, pontoon, sail or ski boat boat, sun fish or canoe! We will supply the bait and tackle box! Don't miss this Cool Catch On The Lake! BONUS - there is also a community beach to socialize- if you choose to! (Loads of parking for cars and/or boats) NOTE - newer septic and newer well!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.65 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
500 SQ FT
 
$350,000
Direct Waterfront on Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Direct Waterfront on CANDLEWOOD LAKE. Total renovation/tear down. Property being sold "AS IS"

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.57 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
740 SQ FT
 
$700,000
Level Direct Waterfront - Classic Lake House

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DIRECT ABSOLUTELY LEVEL WATERFRONT. An absolute enchanted setting with lush lawn, mature trees & magnificent landscape. Large Dock & cute little bridge & private beach area. A true CLASSIC LAKE HOUSE Vibe! 1940's Charm w/modern amenities. Main House has a surprisingly open floor plan. Vaulted beamed Great Room/Dining w/Fireplace. Updated Kitchen open to Sunroom w/access to 2 Decks. Easy expansion of Kitchen into large Laundry Room. Master Suite w/fireplace & private bath (separate entrance). Bedroom & Den/Office (separate entrance) easy to use as 3rd Bedroom with hall Bath. Main House - Propane Heat/Central Air. Woods Floors of course! GUEST CABIN-1 BD/1 BA w/full Kitchen/Vaulted beamed Great Room w/Fireplace. Electric Heat. Wood Floors of course! Screened Porch (600 sq ft) w/storage/garden sheds attached. End of the Road w/loads of parking. Detached Garage w/storage. Southern Sherman 2 M to quaint town center, community tennis, park and pavilion. A Unique and Special Offering!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.75 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1686 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000
SAIL HARBOUR CLUB - Custom built Nantucket cedar shingle home

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


SAIL HARBOUR CLUB-A vibrant Lake Community of refined tastes. Emerald green front lawn & backyard akin to a private oasis boasts an entertainer's outdoor full-service kitchen. Dine al fresco on the stone terrace that shares an enormous stone fireplace & overlooks 18 x 48 salt-water, gunite, heated lap pool surrounded by a flurry of color from lovely gardens lush lawns. Custom Built Nantucket Style-Cedar Shingle Home w/Stylish & Sophisticated Flair throughout flaunting sensuous curves of architectural detail & sumptuous finishes. Exquisite formal DR leads to sunken LR w/coffered ceiling & stone fireplace. 2 sets of french doors open to 28x10 screened porch w/stone floor overlooking whimsical gardens. Experience a custom Chef's Dream Kitchen outfitted for the passionate cook w/5'8x6'3 island, eat-in area & corner gas fireplace. The UL hosts a stately master suite w/sitting area, walk-in closet & spa Bath. 3 additional bedrooms with full bath and large laundry area round out the upper level. A user-friendly lower level includes a billiards room/relaxing-viewing area w/built-ins/fitness area plus full bath. Wet your whistle at the full bar with generous seating. PAMPERED & READY TO SPOIL YOU!Net a classic & walk to private community tennis courts. Lake amenities include Clubhouse/Marina/Boat Slips/Beach/Fire Pit/Grilling Area & Bocci Court. All this and easy access to points south.30M to White Plains/50M to NYC.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.23 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4814 SQ FT

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