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Shelton CT Vibes – Low Taxes, Good Schools, Awesome Homes and Business Friendly City

The 31-square-mile Shelton is part suburb, part historic village, part gritty downtown, part industrial complex, part commercial corridor, part open space.

  • Homes

If you are searching for more living space and lower property taxes, Shelton is the town in Fairfield County Connecticut, you would hunt the home for. You are not hooked on to Single Family, yes; there are multiple options to search for – Multi Family, Apartment Complexes, Condominium complexes and 55plus housing.

Low Taxes – For the home about $400,000, taxes are lower than $6,000!!

Looking for fun! You got it!! Multiple specialty annual events like summer concerts, Shelton vs. Derby 4th July firework competition, holiday tree-lighting on the Huntington Green, Shelton Day celebrated in downtown during October timeframe showcasing various local vendors, talents along with the regular meet up occasions like seasonal Shelton Farmers Market, the Shelton Dog Park and the Shelton Community Center, with its pool, basketball court and fitness classes. There are two library branches, one in the community center and the other, the Romanesque-style Plumb Memorial Library, downtown.

Are you an outdoor enthusiasts? FYI Shelton has 30 miles of hiking trails and walking paths, from rugged to universally accessible. Option to boat and fish on the Housatonic River, swim at Indian Well State Park and golf on one of two private courses. At the 400-acre Jones Family Farms, in White Hills, they can harvest their own strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees; pick apples at Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard, beloved for its doughnuts and pies.

From education, to recreation, to public safety, to good roads, to low taxes, to family fun living; Shelton serves the best when it comes down to home buying decision of yours. Visit cityofshelton.org for more information.

  • Business Friendly City

In 2018, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy ranked Shelton eighth in their survey of Connecticut’s most business-friendly cities. Located in affluent Fairfield County, Shelton is home to major corporations including Black & Decker, Sikorsky Aircraft and Gama Aviation. Easy access to Route 8, coupled with low business costs relative to other Fairfield county towns, make it no wonder why Shelton lands in the top 10. Shelton’s historic downtown area, home to the city’s central business district, has recently been restored. The town also boasts the development of over 2 million square feet of corporate office space.

  • The Schools

Shelton’s approximately 4,670 students are served by the Shelton Public Schools system. There are 5 elementary schools covering KG to 4th grade, Upper Elementary School covers 5th and 6th grades, Intermediate School covers 7th and 8th grade then the high school till 12th grade. For the 2018-19 graduating class, the mean SAT score was 535 in evidence-based reading and writing, and 529 in math; statewide means were 514 and 500. Don’t miss the Robotics program in Shelton school system!

  • The Commute

For NYC train commuters, there is train station in Derby which is less than a mile across the Housatonic River, at Derby-Shelton, the southernmost stop on the New Haven Line’s Waterbury branch. This will require a transfer at Bridgeport. For drivers, CT Route 15 and Intestate Route I95 is accessible.

  • Current real estate market

Based on my recent experiences with buyer market, the market this spring “is crazy”. Houses are selling within a day or two of being listed, sometimes over asking, often with multiple bids. As of Mid March 2021,  there are 22 active Single Family Home listings ranging from $185,000 to $809,000; 16 Condominium listings ranging from $89,000 to $625,000; 12 rental properties; 29 Commercial Properties either lease or sale. On top of this, you want to buy land and build home? Yes, Shelton provides that too. 14 land properties active in market!!

Hope you like this article about Shelton CT town. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

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