Woodbury, Connecticut: Peace and rustic beauty, with a sense of history
According to information provided and compiled by SmartMLS, Inc., as of May 3, there were 29 single family homes on the market, from a 2018 square foot, three bedroom settlement on 4.1 acres, listed $ 195,900, to an 1845, 2,416-square-foot, four-bedroom, 33-acre colonial building with swimming pool and pool house, listed for $ 1.899 million. Three multi-family homes were available: a two-bedroom 906 square foot for $ 368,500; a two-bedroom 2,434 square foot for $ 449,900; and a 5,600 square foot five bedroom for $ 724,900. A condominium was on the market, one bedroom, 546 square feet, for $ 125,000, as was a rental, four-bedroom house, 3,159 square feet, for $ 18,000 per month.
Prices are on the rise in all areas. The median selling price of a single-family home during the 12-month period ending May 3 was $ 392,500, compared to $ 356,000 in the previous 12 months. The median price of a multi-family home was $ 313,750, up from $ 277,500. The median selling price of a condominium was $ 145,000, up from $ 127,500. And the median monthly rent was $ 1,500, down from $ 1,400.
Because of its variety of housing, Woodbury is more socio-economically diverse than many of its neighbors in Litchfield County. Mr Drakeley, a lifelong resident, said the community was a mix of families that have remained for generations and transplants from New York City, Westchester County and other built-up places nearby, such as Southbury, Watertown and Waterbury. Ms Perkinson described Woodbury as “a hometown atmosphere, where everyone knows everyone”.