New Canaan

New Canaan

This town effortlessly combines modern convenience with timeless allure.

Welcome to New Canaan

Suburban elegance and architectural splendor
New Canaan is a picturesque town with a distinct sense of refinement and grace. Here, the streets are lined with a tapestry of historic buildings alongside modern architectural feats, each telling a story of a town that holds its heritage dear while boldly embracing the future. The verdant landscapes serve as a backdrop to the bustling town center, offering an idyllic setting for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
The town’s character is marked by its significant residential architecture, showcasing a commitment to both historical preservation and contemporary design. Amidst the green spaces and scenic beauty, the strong community spirit of New Canaan thrives. This is a place where luxury is not just a statement but a lived experience, balanced with the town’s quaint and serene ambiance. Known for its accessibility to New York City, this town effortlessly combines modern convenience with timeless allure. New Canaan invites you to explore its historic charm, green spaces, and upscale shopping and dining.

What to Love

  • Direct train access to New York City
  • Desirable homes with beautiful architecture
  • Prestigious historical charm with lush greenery
  • Prime shopping and dining 
  • A strong sense of community and inclusiveness

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in New Canaan is a testament to its historical charm, offering a tranquil environment enriched by numerous green spaces. The town center is a hub of activity, where shopping and dining options abound, offering everything from casual fare to gourmet experiences. The convenience of its location is unparalleled, providing the perfect balance between small-town tranquility and big-city access. Community spirit runs deep, with neighbors coming together to celebrate local events.

Dining and Entertainment

Joe's Pizza is more than a pizzeria; it's an institution in New Canaan, having served the community with beloved flavors since 1967. The establishment’s legacy is built on the foundation of a secret family recipe and an unwavering commitment to quality, making it a town staple for pizza aficionados.
The Silvermine Market is a beacon of the community’s culinary landscape, known for its signature sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Its cozy ambiance makes it a favored spot for a delectable lunch or a quick, savory treat.
The elegance and sophistication of New Canaan are perfectly encapsulated in The Linen Shop, a top destination for those seeking to add a touch of luxury to their home since 1974. It’s a place where quality meets service, and the range of exquisite linens on offer is second to none.
Zumbach’s Coffee is the town’s beloved coffee shop, where the rich aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and the intimate setting create the ideal place for coffee lovers to savor a moment of relaxation or engage in lively conversation.

Things to Do

May Fair is a time-honored tradition that brings the community together in a festive celebration of spring. The fair hosts a variety of activities and amenities, from games and rides to local artisan booths, making it a cherished event for families and friends to enjoy.
Waveny Park is a 130-acre oasis of natural beauty, offering residents a place to connect with nature. The park’s sprawling grounds are ideal for leisurely strolls through the woodlands, quiet picnics, and sporting activities. The grandeur of The Glass House stands as a historic beacon of modern architectural design. 
For automotive enthusiasts, Caffeine & Carburetors is a lively gathering at Waveny Park, where classic and exotic car owners display their prized vehicles, turning the town into a showcase of automotive history and style.


New Canaan belongs to the New Canaan Public Schools district. Private schools include St. Luke’s School and New Canaan Country School.

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.


Total Population

43.3 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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Somewhat Bikeable
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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
Beauty 4.15 miles 6 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.


Total Population


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Median Age

46.03 / 53.97%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
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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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