Part 2 of our Waterfront Luxury Real Estate Series - Connecticut
Connecticut’s Change of Pace
Only 45 minutes outside of Manhattan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, provides residents with a calming and laidback atmosphere not found within the city limits. With 85 percent of Fairfield County’s residents commuting into New York, it is the ideal location for those seeking a slower-paced lifestyle along the shore without losing the sophistication associated with Manhattan with it's secluded Waterfront Luxury Real Estate. Wonderful cultural opportunities, such as museums, theater, high-end restaurants and shopping, are all available for your enjoyment, says Melanie Smith of Prudential Connecticut Realty.
With more than 30 years experience in Fairfield County real estate, Smith says the property values, especially for waterfront homes, are not going to drop off like in other areas because it is a consistently higher-end area with sophisticated, successful people. “Waterfront is in a class of it’s own,” Smith says. “They’re holding their value more than other high, high-end properties.”
One of Smith’s more elaborate waterfront listings is a turn-of-the-century shingle-style house with deep moldings, beautiful landscaping, unbelievable construction quality, and unique architecture. This 11,100-square-foot, seven-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bath home boasts a deep-water dock, tiered terraces and infinity pool overlooking Southport Harbor and onto Long Island Sound. When it comes to waterfront, there is limited availability, Smith says. “They’re not making it anymore.”
Fairfield County Luxury Listings