New Canaan

A lively town center and beautifully kept parks.

Welcome to New Canaan


A verdant oasis filled with historic charm.
 
Home to 20,000 residents, New Canaan has a relaxed vibe whether you’re strolling through the Village at New Canaan looking for a bite to eat, or taking your dog for a walk at one of many beautiful parks.
 
Established in 1801, New Canaan shifted from agriculture to shoe making in the 19th century. As wealthy New Yorkers started to migrate to Connecticut, they initially made their way to New Canaan to build summer homes and eventually built permanent residences. Today, locals describe their town as “just off the beaten path” while still being only 39 miles from Manhattan.
 

What to Expect


A lively town center and beautifully kept parks.
 
In the center of town you’ll find the Village at New Canaan where you can visit beautiful art galleries, farm-to-table restaurants, and attend community events such as “May Fair” in the spring. Just a couple miles south is the beloved Waveny Park—which features a large Tudor mansion from 1912 situated on 300 acres of land—a perfect spot for hosting sporting events by day and small summer concerts by night.
 

The Lifestyle


A relaxed and community-centered vibe.
 
The New Canaan lifestyle is casual. You’ll find both starter homes and large estates, competitive schools, and an emphasis on the arts.
 

Unexpected Appeal


Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale in July.
 
For over 50 years, the Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale the third weekend in July. The center of New Canaan closes down its streets to traffic for merchants to sell bespoke products out on the sidewalk. It’s a fun-filled summer weekend with live music, games and rides for kids, and delicious foods.
 

The Market


A range of modest to luxury properties.
 
New Canaan saw a large influx of buyers in late 2019 and the surge hasn’t slowed down. New Canaan has something for everyone from smaller townhouses and starter homes to large estates on multiple acres.
 

You'll Fall in Love With


The artistic architecture and natural beauty.
 
The famous Philip Johnson’s Glass House is one of fourteen structures on a 49-acre campus featuring mid-century modern architecture, landscape, and art. You’ll also find beautifully-manicured walking trails and parks throughout the town.

Overview for New Canaan, CT

20,249 people live in New Canaan, where the median age is 43.3 and the average individual income is $114,884.01. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,249

Total Population

43.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$114,884.01

Average individual Income

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.

17
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
19
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bubble & Brew, Booksy Galore, and "B" CHIC.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.25 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for New Canaan, CT

New Canaan has 6,855 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 20,249 people call New Canaan home. The population density is 912.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

20,249

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.3

Median Age

46.03 / 53.97%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,855

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$114,884.01

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
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Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
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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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
New Canaan High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5

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