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The last time Connecticut was open frontier land bristling with undeveloped acres was in the 1630s. At that time the colony’s land extended all the way to the Great Lakes in northern Ohio in what was called the Western Reserve. Today the Constitution State has had its borders clipped back to such a degree that it is America’s third-smallest state.
Connecticut is also the fourth-richest state with more multi-million dollar homes than anywhere other than California. Fairfield County, New York City’s suburb, has entered the Urban Dictionary as a contender for “richest county in America.” But it’s barely in the Top 50 and fighting it out with Connecticut River Valley neighbors Middlesex County and Tolland County to be the richest in the state.
As such, it is rare for parcels as large as 100 acres to come on the market here and when they do it is usually in the form of a private estate, land zoned for residential development or crop land. In fact, the vast majority of land offerings in Connecticut are under 10 acres.
One part of the state’s land market that is always active is coastal Connecticut on the north shore of Long Island Sound. Only 14% of the beaches are sandy and most are private town beaches. This keeps property turnover in demand.
For those seeking rural lands look to the northwest and northeast corners of the state. Litchfield County in the northwest is Connecticut’s hill country with Bear Mountain in the Taconic Range reaching 2,323 feet. While not as tony as the picture-book towns in Litchfield Hills the quiet woodlands in the northeast county of Windham are easier on the pocketbook.