About New Canaan, CT (Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd median real estate price is $1,531,296, which is more expensive than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd is currently $3,352, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.

Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.1% in Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 54.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in New Canaan, the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 23.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd is among the best neighborhoods for families in Connecticut. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Connecticut. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 85.6% of the adults living in the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 97.4% of all American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.2% of neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 16.0% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, in the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood, 36.1% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 69.8% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood has more Lebanese and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 0.9% have Croatian ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood in New Canaan are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 87.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood, 69.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 17.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.1%), and 2.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.2% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.7%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood in New Canaan, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.5%), and residents who report German roots (17.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (16.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Smith Ridge Rd / Canoe Hill Rd neighborhood spend longer than one hour commuting one-way to work (23.0% of working residents), one of the longer commutes in America, which is a potential downside for residents of this neighborhood.

Here most residents (59.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (36.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CT* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
East School
54 Little Brook Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
KG-04
New Canaan High School
11 Farm Rd.
New Canaan, CT 06840
09-12
Saxe Middle School
468 South Ave.
New Canaan, CT 06840
05-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

NEW CANAAN SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of CT school districts.

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