New Canaan is a vibrant community encompassing 22 square miles nestled between Darien, Norwalk, Stamford, Wilton and Pound Ridge, New York. New Canaan is located 41 miles from Manhattan and has just under 20,000 residents.
New Canaan’s downtown village is known for its variety of fine shops, restaurants and services. The town is home to numerous historic landmarks and modern architectural marvels like Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
The New Canaan Public School system is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. It has produced outstanding athletes and leaders in business, communications and the arts. The New Canaan Library is the hub of the community and boasts a broad range of educational programs for adults and children plus computer classes, book clubs and cutting edge technology.
New Canaan offers programs for infants and seniors and every age in between. The residents work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy life in the town by supporting services and facilities of all kinds. Programs for seniors include Staying Put, Waveny Care Center, New Canaan Inn, and Getabout, which provides transportation services. Young residents are entertained and enriched by public and private recreational facilities that offer riding, swimming, tennis and golf. The town boasts ample open space and parks including Waveny (250 acres), Mead Memorial (24 acres) and Irwin (36 acres). There’s also the New Canaan Nature Center, Mill Pond and Kiwanis Park with its man-made beach.