New Canaan

New Canaan is relaxed and steeped in Connecticut luxury.

Welcome to New Canaan

A wealthy and private community with an artistic side
New Canaan is a peaceful town located along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. Set away from the shore, New Canaan is quieter and more private than other areas on the Gold coast. With lovely homes and some of the best schools in the Country, New Canaan is a favorite with families.
Although New Canaan is extremely peaceful and relaxed, it’s also well-connected. New Canaan connects to Grand Central Station in only about an hour by train, making everything New York City is accessible from New Canaan. New Canaan also has a bustling downtown area with plenty of restaurants, high-end shops, and everything else you might need on a day-to-day basis. Around the neighborhood are also plenty of parks and green spaces, and it’s only a short drive to the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast.

What to Love

  • Classy, luxurious homes in a comfortable suburban setting
  • Lots of green space 
  • Excellent schools 
  • A variety of stunning New Canaan houses for sale to choose from

Local Lifestyle - Living in New Canaan

New Canaan is relaxed and steeped in Connecticut luxury. Residents enjoy the best of life in a private and comfortable setting as well as the artistic talent that thrives here.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Glass House by Philip Johnson is one of the premier attractions in New Canaan. The Glass House is a striking compound designed by Philip Johnson and is the result of decades of study in architecture. The compound offers informational tours where guests can take in the beauty of nature in perfect harmony with the amazing architecture of the home.
One of the best outdoor spaces in New Canaan is Waveny Park. With 250 acres of space, this expansive park features many walking trails, as well as green spaces for residents to enjoy. The Park also features a large swimming area, with adult and kids’ pools by season pass only. There are also tennis courts, a playground, and a dog park to ensure the entire family has something to do. Waveny Park also includes a Performing Arts Center.
After exploring the historical and outdoor sites of New Canaan, it's time to enjoy some delicious food and beverages. Patisserie Salzburg is a classic Austrian Patisserie featuring delectable pastries as well as tea and coffee. With an atmosphere that transports guests straight to Europe, this cafe emphasizes delicious ingredients and impeccable service for a truly splendid experience.
The open kitchen is the star of the show at Sole, a classic Italian restaurant. Guests can watch the chefs at work and gaze at the delightful wood-fire oven baking fresh, thin-crust pizza.

Things to Do in New Canaan

Summer in New Canaan is always a favorite time of year and brings many exciting events. The Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale is a historical event occurring on the third Saturday in July since 1920. Vendors come from local businesses to set up shop on the sidewalk with beautiful wares for sale, from home goods to art, accessories, and clothing.
The Community Cup Golf Event is a fundraising event held to support local charities. With food, music, and fun for the entire family, the Community Cup Golf Event is a great way to get involved in New Canaan and give back.
Held downtown on Elm Street, the Halloween Block Party celebrates one of the best fall holidays. Children of all ages, adults, and pets are encouraged to don their best Halloween outfits and head to Elm Street for treats, music, and great times in the community.

Schools in New Canaan

New Canaan is served by New Canaan Public Schools, which is one of the highest-rated districts in the county?


Overview for New Canaan, CT

20,574 people live in New Canaan, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $119,935. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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42.5 years

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Around New Canaan, CT

There's plenty to do around New Canaan, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sweet Pierre's, Bubble & Brew, and Ralph Lauren.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 4.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.15 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for New Canaan, CT

New Canaan has 6,917 households, with an average household size of 2.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in New Canaan do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,574 people call New Canaan home. The population density is 926.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.24 / 54.76%

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Schools in New Canaan, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby New Canaan. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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New Canaan High School
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