Community Information & Homes for Sale Shelton, CT

About Shelton

One of our homes for sale Shelton, CT The town of Shelton is a perfect blend of family centered activities, first-rate amenities, natural beauty and affordable housing. Located along the northeastern edge of Fairfield County, the innovative and dedicated community of Shelton combines the scenic grandeur of New England with the vitality and vision of a modern, growing community. There are many coporate parks that establish an economically vibrant backdrop to Shelton.

Shelton is a small but spirited community. Only measuring 31.4 square miles, Shelton provides a wonderful quality of life for more than 38,000 residents. The area's combination of woodland, farmland, and commercial space creates a community rich in opportunity for those of all lifestyles. It's also home to the Original Wiffle Ball, Bic, Tetley Tea, Inline Plastics, Latex International and more!

History Of Shelton

The historic community of Shelton was first settled in 1639 and was included as a part of the town of Stratford. Finally in 1789 the community was incorporated as Huntington. A few years later, in 1882, the town was renamed Shelton. Historically, the town's rich natural resources have allowed the townspeople to harness the abundant waterpower available by way of the Housatonic River dam and another local canal. The town's prime location and great natural resources have allowed the town to stand as a production center for everything from pianos to pins. Today, the community of Shelton is a vibrant manufacturing center and is home to many well-known international companies.

Life In Shelton

Located along the banks of the Housatonic River, the city of Shelton provides a fantastic quality of life for its nearly 40,000 residents. Located along the northeastern tip of Fairfield County, Shelton is known for its quiet neighborhoods, picturesque wooded areas, and characteristic New England Charm. Surrounding Communitites from Fairfield County as well as New Haven County descend upon Shelton to scenic Jones Tree Farm for strawberry and blueberry picking in the Summer, Pumpkin Picking in the Fall and Christmas Tree picking in the Winter. Shelton residents enjoy some of the lowest taxes in Fairfield County. The city's attractive residential and wooded areas provide ample living space for home buyers with a variety of lifestyles and needs. Christmas Trees for Rockefeller Center were chosen from Shelton's Beautiful Landscape in 2007 and again in 2013.

Residents in Shelton enjoy an array of homes. From cape cod style homes to rural country farms, homes in the Shelton area appeal to a large swath of tastes. The historic area of Huntington features some of the city's oldest architecture. Residents to the area enjoy the appeal of the 18th century homes and mature landscaping. Huntington is also home to the Village Green. The park like setting features a number of sculptures, a fountain, and is host to a variety of events throughout the year. These quiet residential districts feature homes on expansive lots and modern homes with up-to-date amenities. Modern areas within Shelton include Long Hill, Pine Rock and White Hills. Shelton's vibrant Downtown is an ever expanding area of bars, restaurants and major redevelopment that includes residential and commercial buildings. Bridgeport Avenue has several miles of Shopping, Services, Restaurants and Hotels.

Residents considering a move to Shelton will not be disappointed with the area's fantastic homes, quiet neighborhoods, and wonderful quality of life. For more information about homes for sale in Shelton, contact Carlos Perez.

Schools And Education
The growing community of Shelton is home to a number of young families. The close-knit community strives to create an environment where the needs of its many younger citizens are easily met. The schools in Shelton provide the community's youngest citizens with a stimulating learning environment that is able to meet the needs of learners of all ages.

The Shelton School System is committed to providing a quality education to its nearly 6,000 students. The district provides an array of programs and services that enable its many committed educational professionals in promoting an effective learning environment for those of all ages and abilities. Shelton is currently home to six elementary schools, an intermediate school, and a high school. They also participate in all day kindergarten.

Parks And Recreation
The city of Shelton provides its residents a large network of beautiful parks, open spaces, playgrounds, and recreational facilities for the enrichment of its community. Additionally, the city hosts a diverse array of athletic and cultural activities. The active community provides access to a variety of athletic programs for its citizens of all ages. The city's library and Senior Center offer additional entertainment, activity and cultural enrichment to the ever-growing community. It also happens to be a historical landmark! There is also a branch library for convenience located in the Community Center helping to make the library an easily accessible place for Shelton Residents. Have pets? Shelton has a park just for your furry friend.

Home to six parks and more than 150-acres of recreational land, Shelton is a wonderful city for those who seek an active lifestyle. The city's recreational facilities cater to a wide range of lifestyles and include athletic fields, basketball courts, boating facilities, fishing facilities, tennis courts, two private golf courses, and access to the 153-acre Indian Well State Park located on the majestic Lake Housatonic.

The city of Shelton boats a year-round swimming, arts and crafts programs, and athletic activities, for the recreation of its citizens. Every week, over 8,000 citizens participate in the city's spring recreation programs, and an additional 3,5000 participate in the fall programs. Shelton's active community regularly participates in sports such as baseball, cheerleading, basketball, football, soccer, and softball. Even in the winter, over 2,000 residents of Shelton take advantage of the city's indoor gym programs.

The Shelton Community Center
The 60,000 sq ft Shelton Community Center features a number of exciting amenities for the residents of Shelton to enjoy. Boasting two weight rooms, an eight lane swimming pool, seven multipurpose rooms, and an indoor basketball court, the community center is an important part of the vibrant community's daily life.

Nature Trails
The community of Shelton is home to a number of beautiful nature trails for hiking, nature watching, and fishing. The largest of Shelton's trails is the popular Shelton Lakes Greenway.

Riverwalk at Enterprise Park
The city celebrates the recent addition of its Riverwalk Enterprise Park. The park celebrates downtown's relationship with the banks of the Housatonic River and allows residents to embrace the river's important role within the community. The park is host to a number of exciting events throughout the year, including the Farmer's Market and the city's Fourth Of July Celebration.

Events
The city is home to a variety of exciting events throughout the year. From seasonal festivities to cultural events , the city of Shelton always has something happening just around the corner.
  • 4th of July Fireworks
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Concerts on the Green
  • Downtown Concerts
  • Shelton Day
  • Weekly Movies at City Hall




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Carlos Perez
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