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New Canaan is a beautiful area of southwestern Connecticut perfect for a day of sight seeing and relaxation.

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Within this town is a beautiful downtown area speckled with places to shop around or get a bite to eat. To highlight their acclaimed downtown they have an annual holiday stroll where shops and botiques stay open later in the evening and offer visitors and residents alike an experience unlike any other. As part of Connecitcut's Gold Coast, New Canaan is known for its wide range of architecture to historic New England colonials and farms. 

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Facts about New Canaan

Town/City established:

  • 1726.

Named from:

  • Incorporated from Norwalk and Stamford, May, 1801. Formerly Canaan parish.

County:

  • Fairfield.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • George Bodenheimer; former President of ESPN, resident.
  • Roland Crandall; editor, peach activist, former resident.
  • Katherine Heigl; acress, raised in town.
  • David Needleman; founder of JetBlue Airways, resident.
  • Brian Williams; television news anchor for MSNBC; resident. 

Top Five Attractions:

  • Waveny Park.
  • Grace Farms.
  • The Philip Johnson Glass House.
  • Silvermine Arts Center.
  • New Canaan Nature Center.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Family Fourth Fireworks, July.
  • New Canaan Nature Center Fall Fair, October.
  • All Hallows Eve (Halloween) Parade, October.
  • Holiday Stroll, December.

Quality of town:

  • Within this town is a beautiful downtown area speckled with places to shop around or get a bite to eat. To highlight their acclaimed downtown they have an annual holiday stroll where shops and botiques stay open later in the evening and offer visitors and residents alike an experience unlike any other. As part of Connecitcut's Gold Coast, New Canaan is known for its wide range of architecture to historic New England colonials and farms.

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