South Windsor, CT Real Estate News

By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Public Library The South Windsor Public Library is located on Sullivan Avenue, and caters to adults and children alike. It is a full service library and archive center, which features various resources for local residents to acquire and share knowledge, research information or just to relax and read a book. The South Windsor Public Library has plenty of programs in place to facilitate learning.  The below descriptions are just a few examples of what South Windsor Public Library offers local residents. One of the many ways the library benefits its patrons is through the donation of museum passes.  These passes encourage children and adults alike, to visits regional museum as part of a broader learning experience.  Patrons have the opportunity to get tickets for the basketba...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
My Friend's Place Boundless Playground My Friend's Place Boundless Playground is a facility in South Windsor that caters to elementary school aged children, along with special needs families and those with development disabilities.  My Friend's Place Boundless Playground's mission is to create a safe, fun environment where typically-abled children can interact with disabled children, and older family members can supervise and even participate in activities. Opening on June 30th, 2007, The My Friend's Place Boundless Playground was an effort that took over 4 years to come to fruition.  It is the result of tireless campaigning, fundraising, and planning, in order to turn the idea of having a place where children can interact together with their families, into a reality.  The park is cente...
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By Jon Sigler, South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Update on Home Sales in South Windsor CT Through March 2010 The median sales price for homes in South Windsor for January through March of 2010 was $257,500. This represents a decline of 0.2%, or $500, compared to the prior quarter and a decrease of 5.9% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 14.4% over the last 5 years in South Windsor.   06074, South Windsor Recently Sold Homes   Average listing price for homes on Trulia in South Windsor was $288,836 for the week ending April 14, 2010, which represents a decline of 1.6%, or $4,740 compared to the prior week and a decline of 0.1%, or $170, compared to the week ending March 24, 2010. Average price per square foot for homes in South Windsor was $142 in the most recent quarter.   06074, South Windsor Recently Sold Homes...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Dzen Tree Farm Ranked among the top 25 towns to live in America, South Windsor prides itself in its beautiful properties and rich vibrant atmosphere.  Dzen Tree Farm, one of South Windsor's newest luxury communities, is a shining example of why South Windsor properties are held in such high regard.  If you are looking for your next home, then South Windsor should be your town of choice, and Dzen Tree Farm should be your development of choice. Dzen Tree Farm, currently under development, will offer spacious and luxurious colonials, in one of the most desirable areas of central Connecticut.  Surrounding by over 90 acres of wooded open space and farm land, this development features beautiful natural surroundings, and great skyline views of Hartford.  There is also an on site fishing pond t...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Bark Park Do you enjoy going to the park, and having fun on those warm summer days?  Well so does your dog!  And thanks to South Windsor Bark Park, now your dog has a place of its own to come and stretch its legs and enjoy the weather!  South Windsor Bark Park is a local venue for those furry members of our family, that specializes in all canine related activities, and is a great place to let your dog off of its leash and stretch its legs! Established by South Windsor residents in 2007, South Windsor Bark Park was a grass roots effort to provide a place where well behaved dogs could exercise leash free in a safe clean environment.  Today, the park has grown into a full service venue with separate small dog/large dog areas, as well as cleaning stations, water areas and even...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Arena Although the days of the Hartford Whalers are gone, hockey is still alive and well in Connecticut. This is in part due to South Windsor Arena, the largest hockey retailer in the country.  South Windsor Arena is a family owned business that specializes in all things hockey related, from blades, to goalie equipment, to jerseys, to sticks and more.  It is the primary supplier for regional teams, as well as high school and college organizations.  Stop in for all of your hockey needs! Started in 1971, South Windsor Arena is a family owned business with local roots.  They saw a need for a local venue that catered to the burgeoning hockey scene, and combined with a genuine love for the sport, grew into what they are today. Going from a small family business, to the largest ...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Mill on the River Restaurant        If you live in South Windsor, you don't have to travel far to find good food.  Located a few minutes from the center of town, Mill on the River Restaurant is one of the eateries of choice this side of the Connecticut River. What awaits you at Mill on the River Restaurant?  Exquisite Seafood, hearty Italian dishes, and a fun, wholesome environment that you can enjoy with the family.  Come and see why Mill on the River Restaurant should be your family's next night out! There are menu entrees at Mill on the River Restaurant to fit every taste.   If you enjoy your dinners from the sea, then you will love the sesame crusted yellow fin tuna, served with rice and pilaf and ginger soy sauce. If poultry is more your speed, don't miss out on the stuffed French ...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Lakewood Welcome to South Windsor, a quaint, bedroom community located just east of the Connecticut River.  South Windsor is well known for its convenient location, and its pristine communities.  One of these communities, Lakewood, stands out as one of the most desirable in the area. Lakewood is well known for is clean neighborhoods and safe streets, as well as its strong, family oriented communities.  If you desire true comfort and convenience, then Lakewood is your community of choice. Built in 1988, Lakewood consists of 90 units, varying in size and layout.  Not only is Lakewood situated very close to Interstate 84, it is also close to many local attractions including a regional favorite; The Mill on the River Restaurant.  Common fees in this community are extremely low, due to the f...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
  Pleasant Hills Condominiums in South Windsor, CT is located on the corner of Pleasant Valley Road and Wheeler Road.  The complex of about 120 units is a mix of townhomes and ranch units which are bright and airy with an open-concept design. Many units have vaulted ceilings.  Other common features include central air conditioning,  basements, balconies, and decks that look out onto expanses of lawn.Some of the amenities at Pleasant Hills Condominiums include a pool, tennis courts, and basketball courts, as well as plenty of lawn areas for socializing and playing lawn games. Considering the amenities, homeowner association fees are very reasonable, ranging from $120 for a one-bedroom unit to $214 for larger units.Pleasant Hills Condominiums are close to every amenity imaginable.  Less t...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
The Pleasant Valley area of South Windsor, CT has many wonderful neighborhoods, but one of the most sought-after is the subdivision around LeFoll Boulevard between Pleasant Valley Road and Chapel Road.  The streets are all names, such as Gail, Dawn, Betty, Margaret, Jacques, Marty, and Nancy.   This Pleasant Valley area subdivision offers a variety of home styles, including ranches, capes, colonials, raised ranches, and contemporaries.  The homes are built on good-sized lots with many mature trees and plantings. The residents take pride in the care of their homes, which is evident during a casual stroll through the neighborhood.     The subdivision is the perfect place for walkers, runners, bicyclists, and, of course, tricyclists. There are sidewalks, wide streets, and cul-de-sacs, idea...
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By Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate
(Prudential CT Realty)
Lakewood in South Windsor, CT is a charming, sought-after community conveniently located off of Ellington Road.  With street names like Pintail Circle, Loon Place, and Kingfisher Circle, the planned unit development has the focus on nature.  With mature trees, meandering roads, and Vintons Mill Pond in the background, Lakewood in South Windsor, CT offers a serene and beautiful setting that the residents cherish.  With a variety of home styles, buyers are sure to find a home of their dreams at a moderate price. Association fees are very reasonable, and the fee pays for maintenance of the common areas, but homeowners tend their own lawns and gardens: The best of both worlds!                                                               Homes don't come on the market very often, but fortun...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Real Estate Market Action Report February, 2010 The data for the month of February 2010 as it relates to properties for sale in South Windsor is:  Property Sales Inventory Market Time Selling Price vs. Original Listing Price    Property SalesThe number of homes that sold in South Windsor CT in February 2010 was 9.  This was a decrease of 18.2% compared to 11 properties that sold the prior month.  However, this was an increase of 12.5% from 8 properties sold in February 2009.    InventoryThe number of homes available for sale in South Windsor has remained pretty consistent over the last several years.  The total inventory of properties available as of February 2010 was 147 which is an increase of 14% from 129 in January, although up 3.5% from 142 properties for sale in Sout...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
The town of South Windsor offers charm, practicality, convenience and excellent value for potential homeowners. From the Buckland Hills Mall 5 minutes away, to the Businesses in downtown Hartford 10 minutes away, this town is as centralized as it gets, but without sacrificing its privacy and pastoral atmosphere. South Windsor Homes For Sale offer all of the energy and vigor of the metropolitan area, without the congestion and danger that comes with it. If you’re looking to be close to the action, but not in the middle of it, come and see what South Windsor can offer you today! Speaking of being close to the action, This Natsisky Farm Rd, 2236 sq ft home is 5 minutes from the Shoppes at Buckland Hills. This efficiently laid out contemporary has 7 main rooms, 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Ever wonder what life would be like living in South Windsor?  Well, now is the perfect time to find out. With new South Windsor Home Listings on the market, this is your opportunity to find out if your next real estate investment lies in one of our many beautiful and vibrant communities.  Do you work in Hartford? Well if that's the case, you will absolutely love the fact that your office is about 10 minutes away from home.  Do you enjoy shopping?  You are 10 minutes away from Buckland Hills also, and even less from Evergreen Walk.  Do you dine out every once and a while? If so, South Windsor's award winning eateries will keep you busy for quite a while.  Search our South Windsor Home Listings today, and see what you've been missing! We've got South Windsor Home Listings to fit all taste...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Among regional primary schools, Eli Terry Elementary School stands out considerably in the minds of parents, and continues to be the destination of choice for a quality education in South Windsor.  The most ubiquitous question concerning Eli Terry Elementary School for people who aren't familiar with it is, who was Eli Terry?  Eli was an 18th century clockmaker who made the clock apparatus affordable for all families, despite their financial situation.  Before this, clocks were only attainable by affluent persons who had the money to have one constructed.  Eli patented a process in which clocks could be made much easier and cheaper for people, and essentially created the clock making industry in this country.  He is worthy to be remembered, not only because of the clocks he made, but be...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor Homes For Sale can be categorized in many ways...practical, convenient and affordably luxurious are only a few.  The real beauty however, lies within the families that abide in these homes, and make South Windsor such an amiable and engaging place to live.  If you haven't experienced South Windsor, now is the perfect time to explore the real estate opportunities here, and find a location that is right for you.  South Windsor Homes For Sale offer everything from cozy starter homes to luxurious hilltop residences, and everything in between.  Come and find the home that's right for you! Here's a great example of the South Windsor Homes For Sale that await you in this cordial, community oriented town.  On 42 Wentworth Drive, a spacious, sizable raised ranch has just hit the ma...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
If you love golf, but you don't have the time to fly down to Augusta National whenever the mood strikes, than consider the next best thing locally; Topstone Golf Course in South Windsor CT.  Don't just take our word for it, this course was rated #1 course in the region by Hartford magazine, and was given 4 stars by Golf Digest.  Why is Topstone Golf Course so highly regarded?  Perhaps it's the professionally designed, competition level course grounds that are every bit as technically ambitious as the majors. Or perhaps it is the courteous and attentive staff, which prides themselves with top level service and creating a pleasant relaxing experience for the patrons.  Either way, Topstone Golf Course is your ticket to a nice relaxing time, whenever the golf bug bites you! The neighborhood...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Due to recent South Windsor foreclosures, the time has never been better to invest in property in this vibrant suburb.  Properties maintain their value here, as South Windsor is one of the preferred areas to live in central Connecticut.  Prices can range anywhere from $250,000, to $400,000 and up, and generally give a great return on the dollar.  From multi level units, to family homes, there is something for every investment portfolio. Several reasons make South Windsor foreclosures a great bargain. The area is extremely close to several large shopping and entertainment centers (including Buckland Hills Mall), yet far enough from traffic to make it a desirable destination for families.  Population density is a low 873.1 per square mile, 65% of which are married couples living together....
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
Among Connecticut public high schools, South Windsor High School is consistently ranked one of the best, due to their superior curriculum and passionate educators.  In fact, according to city-data.com, the high school received an 82 out of 100 ranking, when compared with other high school across the country. It's mission statement is to "develop lifelong learners and responsible citizens who demonstrate knowledge, intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, physical wellness, emotional maturity, and a respect for diversity.  To that end, we: provide a safe and supportive environment; employ a variety of teaching strategies; offer challenging curricula, a range of extracurricular activities, and opportunities for community involvement". South Windsor High School students have the opportu...
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By Brian Burke, Your Realtor & Foreclosure Expert
(Coldwell Banker)
South Windsor public schools offer a great education with excellent teachers and a diverse learning environment.  South Windsor serves students at 5 elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school. The elementary schools are Eli Terry, Orchard Hill, P.R. Smith, Wapping and Pleasant Valley.  The junior high is Timothy Edwards and the high school is South Windsor High. On great schools.com, South Windsor public schools were ranked 8 out of 10.  According to city-data.com, enrollment as increased every year since 1991.  This school district has a great reputation among regional colleges and universities, and maintains several organizations to foster academic growth out of school as well. The board of education goals are as follows: Goal 1: Enhance learning opportunities for ...
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