Top 12 Reasons Why YOU Should LIVE in SHELTON, CT!

Top 12 Reasons Why YOU Should LIVE in SHELTON, CT!

Shelton, Connecticut, a suburban town in Fairfield County, is a place where community and quality of life are paramount. With a population of 41,206, Shelton is known for its welcoming atmosphere and focus on providing residents with the best possible living experience.

1. Shelton offers one of the lowest mill rates in all of Connecticut at a low of 17.47! It’s important to take taxes into consideration when purchasing a home because it can affect your buying power. I can offer recommendations during our Complimentary Buyer Consultation of knowledgeable local lenders before you begin house hunting.

2. Downtown Shelton comprises of multiple restaurants to frequent, such as: Amici’s Fine Italian, Caloroso Eatery & Bar highlighting Wood-Fired Pizza, Pier 131 Kitchen & Bar, Addeo Fire & Ice and more.

3. Abundance of parks throughout the city offering amenities for all including Indian Well State Park, The River Walk, Veterans Memorial Park, and Shelton Lakes Recreational Path, to name a few. Check out for more information and maps.

4. Jone’s Family Farms offers a wide variety of Christmas Trees, Blueberries, Strawberries, and Pumpkins. They also offer Cooking Classes held in their Kitchen with reservations fill up quickly. Jone’s Winery is open mid-March through December establishing over 20 wines since 1999.  

5. Beardsley Cider Mill & Orchard produces 13 varieties of pick-your-own Apples, as well as Peaches, Nectarines, & Honey! Don’t miss their infamous Apple Cider Donuts & Pies. Their White Hills Distillery is Open Memorial Day to Christmas. Friday-Sunday 1-6pm.

6. Wells Hollow Farm & Creamery dates to 1850. There was a shift over 5 generations from a major dairy and egg producer to vegetables and seasonal items. After you visit the seasonal Corn Maze and choose one of 50 flavors of Ice Cream & treats, enjoy a visit with the Cows and Chickens.

7. Center Stage Theater is community based and delivers 5 big performances a year including a Youth musical. Educational programs run through the year. Cast members comprise of Adults and Children K-12. Volunteers are welcome. Tickets are currently available for “Frozen Kids” showcased May 30th to June 2nd starting at $10.

8. The Shelton Dog Park provides two fenced-in areas for your furry friends to play with their size in mind!  There are rules posted on the gate. This park is open all year from Dawn to Dusk located at 298 Nells Rock Rd.

9. Fairview Tree Farm & Halloween phenomenon “Legends of Fear” celebrates 28 years of proudly delivering fun filled screams and laughs during Halloween and Christmas time. Hayrides are enjoyed by all, but the haunted trails are recommended to be Adults only. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for Hot Cocoa during Light the Night events or relaxing by the fire with one of the Farm goats. Visit their website to learn about additional products and services.

10. Sports Center of Connecticut caters to all ages with 2 Ice Skating Rinks, Driving Range, Arcade, Mini Bowling & Mini Golf, Batting Cages, Laser Tag, Summer Camps and Virtual Reality. Birthday Parties and Fundraisers are available. Learn more:

11. Huntington Neighborhood has plenty to keep you busy with the Parks & Rec Community Center featuring an array of activities including public swim times, the History Society, Huntington Green hosts Concerts throughout the Summer months, Brownson Country Club, Wellington Restaurant and Stone Gardens Marketplace.

12. Convenient commute to nearby towns, Route 8, Interstate 95, Merritt Parkway and NYC!

If you’re interested in learning more about Shelton or the surrounding areas, please reach out to Tanya Walsh at The Vanderblue Team - Higgins Group.

[email protected] | (475) 255-0924 |

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