Shelton Life
Housing in Shelton
A Balanced Community
An All American Community
Community Profile
Quality of Life
Community Resources
Residential Community

     The City of Shelton is located on the Housatonic River at the northern tip of Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut.
    Whether you enjoy neighborhood life in a friendly New England town or the suburban setting of an attractive, wooded, residential area, Shelton offers the best of both. Throughout the city a wide variety of homes are available — from rural residential areas with colonial and cape cod style homes to modern condominiums. The historic Huntington area features a village green and several 18th century houses. The White Hills, Long Hill and Pine Rock sections feature large lots and modern single-family homes.
     Proximity to Route 8, Route 25, Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway allow for an easy commute to southern Fairfield County. Shelton’s location has allowed it to developed into an important employment center featuring beautiful office campuses and corporate parks.


Total Housing Stock

Single Family Detached



2 Units


  3 or More


  Mobile Home/Other 513
2004 Median Selling Price $321,600




The United Illuminating Company
Natural Gas

Yankee Gas Company


Aquarian Water Company

Telecommunications SBC
Cable TV Telemedia Company of Western CT

In May 2005 the Board of Aldermen approved a $92 million 2005-2006 budget. The tax rate for 2005-2006 is 23.59 mills. A mill generates $1 for every $1,000 of assessed property value. Shelton has continually maintained one of the lowest tax rates in the area while maintaining high quality city services.

Grand List

Shelton’s Grand List of taxable property rose by 1.8% in 2004. The City’s Grand list has shown a steady growth with a 63.4% increase over the past 12 years. This continued growth in the Grand List is key to Shelton’s future. It keeps taxes stable and affordable while providing adequate money for a superior level of community service.

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