Silvermine Neighborhood, Norwalk, Ct.
The Silvermine neighborhood is in three Connecticut municipalities - Norwalk, New Canaan & Wilton. Silvermine is approximately 3 miles long south to north and 1 mile wide east to west. Silvermine was long ago an "art community" and remains the home of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center. The area has been settled since the late 1700's and you can see many of the original barns and homes remodeled. During the 1800's the Silvermine River was used for mills. A miller usually built a tiny dam and canal on a small stream and erected a wooden undershot waterwheel. Manufacturing took place wherever there was waterpower. The move from waterpower to steam began the demise of the mills, by the turn of the twentieth century, Silvermine was declining. Most of the mills were slowing or stilled, and during the early 1900's the area lay dormant. It was the beauty of that landscape, and its affordability, which attracted the artists, who preserved the houses and mills, built an artist's colony in the Silvermine neighborhood.
The Silvermine Tavernon the banks or the Silvermine River is over 200 years old and for the past 80 years is a Bed & Breakfast. You can rent the Tavern for Banquets, Holiday parties, corporate events. For more information call 888-693-9967. Just around the corner is the Silvermine Market and across the street is the Silvermine Guild Arts Center. Toward the northeastern end of Silvermine is the Silvermine Golf Club, a 27 hole course at 95 N. Seir Hill Road, Norwalk (and extending into Wilton).
There are two community groups specific to Silvermine:
- The Silvermine Community Association ~
The Silvermine Community Association (SCA)is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization whose membership consists of residents of this beautiful and historic area. Neighbors join together to enhance the quality of life for all of the residents. Active 60 yrs sponsor history dinners, Pancake Breakfast, SilverMiler Road Race, Summer Solstice Wine Tasting and other annual events
- Norwalk Association of Silvermine Homeowners (NASH) ~
The Norwalk Association of Silvermine Homeowners (NASH)is a non-profit non-stock grassroots corporation with a nonvoting membership. Board members hold positions on various town commissions and important Norwalk organizations. The mission of the Norwalk Association of Silvermine Homeowners is to provide a voice for Silvermine as a historic, cultural and natural resource.
Current homes are selling from the mid $300 thousands up past $3 million with lots sizes usually ranging from a tenth of an acre in the southern part of Silvermine and increasing in size as you head north to one plus acres and even up past two acres. The majority of homes are around the price range of $600 thousand to $1.4 million on average. To view homes for sale in Silvermine neighborhood Connecticut please click here to Find A Home.
David Popoff is a license Realtor in Connecticut witH DMK Real Estate in Darien. Assisting buyers and sellers step by step in Fairfield County, Connecticut.