New Canaan, Connecticut 

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Best Places to Live in New Canaan, Connecticut

Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Close to New York City
-Good climate for region
Cons
-Some blighted areas
-Cost of living
-Long commutes

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What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


QUICK FACTS

City: New Canaan
Zip Codes: 06840
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in New Canaan is 4.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. New Canaan jobs have increased by 1.48%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, New Canaan's cost of living is 218.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare New Canaan's Cost of Living
POPULATION
New Canaan's population is 20,387 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.12%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in New Canaan is $1,368,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.52%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
New Canaan public schools spend $21,538 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.2 students per teacher in New Canaan. Learn More...

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Housing Market in New Canaan

It's a good time to buy in New Canaan. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months. Browse New Canaan Real Estate.

The median home price in New Canaan is $1,368,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for New Canaan    3 Reviews
New Canaan - 10/31/2010
Beautiful town with wonderful people. Great place to raise children, however, it is extremely costly to live... (Read More)

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cost of living - 9/29/2009
Agreed, cost of living is too high, too many wall streeters (which have a bad rep nowadays), and diversity is almost non-existant, public schools are average/good but... (Read More)

Cost of Living Weighs Heavy - 9/6/2007
Outside of the other categories, which run very well here; schools are good and competitive, climate is relatively mild, crime is very low, diversity is strong, culture... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN NEW CANAAN, CONNECTICUT
06840