Written by Jennifer DeLaurentis, Realtor | Vanderblue Team | Higgins Group Real Estate
Lake Hills is a neighborhood purchased by a private developer from the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company (later acquired by Aquarion) in 1952. It began as a neighborhood of Cape Cod homes surrounding Samp Mortar Lake. From what I have been told, it is a neighborhood people gravitated towards to feel like they were getting away from the hustle and bustle of the busier downtown area. While the dynamics and homes have evolved in this unique community over the years, the sentiments have remained the same.
Upon arriving in Lake Hills (tucked away just East and West of Black Rock Turnpike, South of the Merritt Parkway), one is greeted with a clear and unmistakable impression. The meandering, tree-lined streets, and five beaches surrounding the lake are just a few of the tangible things that make this private neighborhood so distinct. There is also a strong sense of community created by the Lake Hills Association which hosts annual activities including a Fall Festival, Hiking Events, Movie Camp-Out Night at the lake, Family Fun Day, and a Fishing Derby just to name a few.
It’s no wonder this rarity has caught the eye of local builders who have increasingly brought a mix of stunning new homes to this highly desirable area over the past few years. The average sale price of a home here is on par with that of the town at $681,333. Average days on market is 92 and average sale price is 97% of asking. And buyers are flocking; proximity to shopping on Black Rock Turnpike and Route 15 and a first-class school system are all reasons to fall in love with Lake Hills.