Waterbury, CT Real Estate News

By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
AMALFI’S PIZZA AND ITALIAN RISTORANTE                   I fell in love with Amalfi’s grinders the first time I had one.   It was a regular ham and cheese grinder, with the usual – mayo, lettuce, tomatoes and onions, salt and pepper, oil and vinegar. Nothing that I couldn’t have gotten from any other place – except that it was rather late in the day, and Amalfi’s Pizza was the one of the few places still open.   I have to admit, I was very curious about the bread that Amalfi’s Pizza used for their grinder rolls. It was like nothing I had ever seen before.   The bread, it turns out, was the secret to Amalfi’s Pizza making a great grinder. Amalfi’s Pizza makes its own grinder and sandwich rolls fresh in the shop.     And the size – oh, Lord – the size of the grinder rolls makes it worth g...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
BUNKER HILL-WATERBURY, CT REAL ESTATE – MARKET UPDATE AUGUST 2009   Here’s a look at the recent data for the real estate market in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Waterbury, CT : Active Listings 42 New Listings 1 Average List Price $176,351 Median List Price $174,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1621 Median Sq. Ft. 1542   There are 42 active listings, and 1 newly listed home for sale in Bunker Hill-Waterbury, CT in the last 30 days. The average size of the homes for sale in the Bunker Hill section of Waterbury has remained the same in comparison to similar neighborhoods relative to the prices being asked for them. Here is a breakdown of the prices in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Waterbury, CT :   List Price Houses % < 150,000 13 31 150,000-200,000 17 40 200,000-250,000 8 19 >250,000 4 10 You can...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Lisboa Restaurant on Lafayette Street in the Brooklyn section of Waterbury, Ct is an experience well worth the effort but only if you come very hungry. Located at 422 Lafayette, in the heart of a once thriving industrial area, is this understated building that once was a watering hole for the local factory workers. Twenty years ago, Tony Carvalho, the owner saw an opportunity to combine his dream of owning his own business, with his love of cooking and opened this oasis of epicurean delights. In order to do justice to this post, we decided to have dinner to confirm that the restaurant was worthy of recognition. The Lisboa Restaurant is a first come, first served restaurant so don't try for reservations. Also, as everything is cooked to order, don't make plans for the rest of the eve...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Bucks Hill-Waterbury, CT Real Estate – Market Update August 2009 Here’s a look at what’s been happening in the Bucks Hill real estate market in the past month: Active Listings 26 New Listings 1 Average List Price $188,630 Median List Price $172,400 Average Sq. Ft. 1560 Median Sq. Ft. 1595 There are 26 active listings, and 1 home newly listed in the Bucks Hill   neighborhood of Waterbury, CT in the last 30 days. There are some rather decently sized homes in the Bucks Hill neighborhood. Here's a breakdown of the prices in the Bucks Hill-Waterbury, CT   neighborhood: List Price Houses % < 100 ,000 2 8 1 00 ,00 1 - 150 ,000 5 19 150,001 -2 0 0,000 14 58 >2 00 ,00 1 4 15     You can search for homes for sale in the Bucks Hill and surrounding neighborhoods by visiting William’s Places!   And...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
East Mountain-Waterbury, CT Real Estate – Market Update August 2009     Here’s a look at what’s been happening in Waterbury’s East Mountain real estate market : Active Listings 25 New Listings 0 Average List Price $195,412 Median List Price $184,900 Average Sq. Ft. 1578 Median Sq. Ft. 1428 There are 25 active listings in the East Mountain neighborhood of Waterbury, CT in the last 30 days. The average size of the homes for sale has remained the same in comparison to similar neighborhoods relative to the prices being asked for them. Here is a breakdown of the prices in the East Mountain Waterbury CT neighborhood:   List Price Houses % < 150,000 5 20 150,001-200,000 12 48 200,001-250,000 6 24 >250,000 2 8         There are no newly listed homes for sale on the market in the East Mountain ...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
  Waterbury CT Events and Activities August 2009   The summer vacation for students is halfway finished, there are three full weeks left before school begins, and there are still plenty of Waterbury Events and Activities for everyone to enjoy for the remainder of the summer. These are the upcoming Waterbury CT Events and Activities for August 2009 :   July 31-August 2, 2009 – The Palace   and Seven Angels   Theaters present their second annual Summer Stock Community Theater Collaborative production, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Times: July 31 and August 1 – 8:00 p.m.; August 2 - 2:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per ticket. Location: Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street.   Every Thursday, the Waterbury’s Farmer’s Market is hosted on the Green from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will ...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
  Boden Automotive   Boden Automotive , located at 801 Wolcott Street at the corner of Long Hill Road and Wolcott Street in Waterbury, CT , is the only place outside of a dealership where I would trust my car to receive the maintenance that it needs to run smoothly. From tune-ups to oil changes to regular 30, 60, and even 90,000 mile service, Boden Automotive provides exceptional quality service at a reasonable cost to all of its clients.      Boden Automotive was opened up as Precision Tuning back in 1985 by Thomas Boden , who was the chief mechanic and owner of the repair shop. Mr. Boden   dropped the franchise name and renamed his car repair shop Boden Automotive in 1998.                     Shortly thereafter, Lisa Rodriguez joined Mr. Boden as a business partner in 2001, and has c...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Highland Ave in Waterbury, Ct runs through the center of what locally is referred to as Town Plot. A ride along this street is to see the town as it must have been years ago, with the stately multi-families, older colonials all well maintained and standing forward with pride of ownership written all over. The section of Highland Ave that gets the most recognition is the Mt Carmel area, so named because MT Carmel Church and school stand out in an isolated block all to themselves.  Part of what makes the section so unique is that over the years it has retained it's strong ethnic flavor. This area has long been an area sought after by people of Italian descent. The stone walls behind which are the manicured lawns, and to look in the yards would find the perfectly organized gardens. If you ...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Great Waterbury CT Schools   School districts in Connecticut are classified into Economic Reference Groups (ERG) – these schools share similar socio-economic factors such as education level of parents, job statistics, and income levels.     There are nine ERG’s in the state of Connecticut. Waterbury, by virtue of its urban characteristics, falls into the lowest group, ERG I, which includes all of the state’s largest cities.   Considering that Waterbury, CT schools are classified in the lowest ERG in the state, someone considering a move to Waterbury, CT might question if there are any great schools in Waterbury, CT.     My answer to that question: Yes, there are several great Waterbury, CT schools.     So, what makes a great Waterbury, CT school?     Several factors, actually. The major...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Southeast section of Waterbury Ct is called the East Mountain Area, aptly named because it lies on the elevated hills that form the boundary between Waterbury Ct and Prospect, Ct. The area is easily recognized by the by an earthen dam, built in the late 1800's, that was once a source of drinking water for the town, but was put into a reserve status when the city's current reservoir system was established in the early 1900's.Although there are very few of the original homesites still standing, the East Mountain section of Waterbury, Ctis a well designed layout of residences of all types, built from the late 20's through current with the last development having been completed on Westport Drive in the late 1980's. Still the main character of East Mountain remains intact with it's well ...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Meriden\Woodtick - Waterbury, CT Neighborhood Profile  View Meriden-Woodtick, Waterbury, CT in a larger map The Meriden\Woodtick neighborhood of Waterbury, CT lies between Meriden Road and Woodtick Road, stretching all the way to the Wolcott town line, which both roads cross and continue into. The Meriden\Woodtick neighborhood is one of the subdivisions of the larger East End community in Waterbury, CT.   The Meriden\Woodtick neighborhood of Waterbury, CT   is a mostly residential neighborhood, with a few plazas along Frost Road and Meriden Road containing a medical clinic, a comic shop, insurance, and various other assorted services and eateries. The vast majority of the homes in the Meriden\Woodtick neighborhood are an assortment of ranch style homes – regular, split and raised, with...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
In the Country Club Rd area of Waterbury Ct is the established subdivision know simply as The Ridges. First homes established in 1933 were built for the then movers and shakers of Waterbury, Ct. The section was developed not only because of the stately potential of the area far removed at the time from the congestion of the downtime business district, but also because of it's proximity to The Country Club Of Waterbury, which was the social center for Waterbury's elite at the time.  The stone monument at the entrance of the Cull-De-Sac served as a reminder to those that entered that this was not just any residential neighborhood. The years have removed the guarded exclusivity of this Waterbury, CT subdivision and it has become a neighborhood ideal for raising a family.The homes along the...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Sunset Ridge Townhomes, Waterbury, CT - Luxury Condos For Sale View Sunset Ridge Townhomes, 180 Grilleytown Rd in a larger map   Sunset Ridge Townhomes are a new condo development located near the Wolcott town line in Waterbury, CT . Situated on a bluff overlooking the Great Brook Reservoir and Lakewood Park in Waterbury, CT, Sunset Ridge Townhomes provides luxury living at an affordable cost.   There are a total of 33 condo units planned for Sunset Ridge Townhomes in Waterbury, CT . 19 of the condo units at Sunset Ridge Townhomes have been built. There are five units which have already been sold and are currently occupied and three units available for sale. The remaining 11 units are being completed with the finishing touches inside each unit. Each condo unit at Sunset Ridge Townhomes...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
  If you click on the picture, you'll get a pleasant surprise! To My Blog Looking for information about homes in the Greater Waterbury area? Buyers, need to find financing and advice on the home-buying process? Sellers, looking for tips on how to make sure your home sells? Stop by www.williamsplaces.com ! Courtesy of William James Walton, Sr ., Realtor, Century21 Access America Serving northern New Haven and southeastern Litchfield Counties (Waterbury, Wolcott, Prospect, Naugatuck, Middlebury, Southbury, Watertown and Plymouth)
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Bucks Hill-Waterbury, CT Neighborhood Profile View Bucks Hill - Waterbury, CT in a larger map   Bucks Hill -Waterbury, CT Neighborhood Profile   Bucks Hill neighborhood in Waterbury, CT is located at the northernmost tip of Waterbury, bordering Plymouth and Wolcott.   The Bucks Hill neighborhood of Waterbury, CT is a residential neighborhood that consists of mostly single family homes, with a number of duplex, triplex, and 4-plex multi-family homes scattered throughout the neighborhood, and four condominium complexes all located on one of the main arteries in the neighborhood, Bucks Hill Road. Laurel Estates, a low-income family housing complex, is located on the southwest border of the neighborhood.   The Bucks Hill neighborhood of Waterbury, CT is, compared to other neighborhoods in t...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
BUNKER HILL-WATERBURY CT NEIGHBORHOOD PROFILE View Bunker Hill - Waterbury, CT in a larger map The Bunker Hill neighborhood of Waterbury, CT is located in the northwest corner of Waterbury CT. Anyone wishing to reach Watertown, CT can reach their destination by travelling along the Bunker Hill neighborhood’s two main arteries, Bunker Hill Avenue and Watertown Avenue. One also has easy access to Route 8 and Interstate 84 from the Bunker Hill-Waterbury CT neighborhood.   The Bunker Hill neighborhood in Waterbury, CT is a largely residential area. The majority of homes are single family houses, predominantly colonial, with a lesser assortment of ranches, split level ranches, raised ranches, and Cape Cod style homes. There are a number of multi-family homes near the southern portion of the...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Enjoy A Day at Schofield Park Bunker Hill - Waterbury CT! Going to the park should be a once a week event, at least. During the spring and summer months, it gives the children an opportunity to run and play, and for parents, some down time to relax, enjoy the breeze, and even stop and smell the flowers. I took such an opportunity on Sunday at Schofield Park, located in the Bunker Hill section of Waterbury CT with my family... And I was simply blown away by how nice that Schofield Park was.... A well kept playground, set on a rubberized landing! How cool is that?!?!? No more scraped knees or sand in your shoes.... Two baseball diamonds set at opposite ends of the park.... A large field for the kids to play kickball, soccer, or any other pastime they choose....   A basketball court for th...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
  Waterbury Events July 2009   Sorry for the delay in getting this out – we will be back on track for next month’s Waterbury CT Events.   For the remainder of July, check out the following Waterbury CT Events:   Every Thursday, the John Bale Book Co. & Café has an Open Mike Night from 5-8 p.m. Location: 158 Grand Street.   The First Congregational Church and Waterbury Baptist Ministries is having a series of musical events followed by a barbeque: -all events start at 6 p.m.; the barbeque starts at 7 p.m. July 21: Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band July 28: Stardust Dance Band Location: 222 West Main Street (First Congregational Church)   July 25, 2009 –   Mission Greater Waterbury is sponsoring City Fest 2009 . There is a kick-off concert on Friday, July 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The festiv...
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By William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate
(WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group)
Bucks Hill Park (AKA Montoe Park) - Waterbury CT Commonly known among many Waterburians as Montoe Park, Bucks Hill Park is a quiet spot located in the center of the Bucks Hill neighborhood on Montoe Road. Families can go to Bucks Hill Park to enjoy a baseball game, young people can go to play basketball, play tennis, run through the sprinker, romp around the playgrounds or otherwise just sit and enjoy a nice day relaxing.                                                                                                                      
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
There are times when you just don't need all that special attention or an extra pair of hands! Baby:  Wow what do you call that?  Cat: I call that lunch Hey watch what happens when I pull his tail! If you stay nice and quiet nobody will know we're here. Okay you can get up now I have a good grip!   Hey quit hogging the blankets. Doesn't feel like our mom plus there seems to be something missing. Where are the lunch spigots?
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