What Makes Prospect CT A Fine Place to Call Home? Part 1

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What Makes Prospect CT A Fine Place to Call Home?

The residents of Prospect CT enjoy a quality of life that is unique and different than the residents of surrounding towns.  While enjoying a simple non-commercial town, there are many pleasantries enjoyed that come to be enjoyed by neighboring town's residents.


First, Prospect CT was established in 1827 and is located in the Northwest corner of New Haven county surrounded by Bethany, Waterbury, Cheshire, and Naugatuck. The town is 5 miles long and 4 miles wide with a population of approximately 9,959 as of the year 2020.

The town has been recognized by Money magazine as one of the best small towns in the United states and has many residents proud to call Prospect "The Best Small Town in Connecticut.

As a small town, the residents still find ways to socialize an enjoy the seasons to their best advantage. Wednesday nights throughout the summer months there are the concerts on the green.

For over 36 years, at the end of the summer the town gathers on the Green and the adjacent lots for the Sock Hop and Car Show that has had as many as 600 vehicles on display. For the afternoon, live bands play songs from the 60's 70's and 80's to the toe taping joy of those walking the grounds.

The Fall Festival is fun for the school children that decorate pumpkins and as they are displayed on the town green, prizes are awarded for each of the grades presented. The town green is the location for games, a modified maize and vendors with food as well.

One of the attractions of Prospect CT is a modern, state of the art school system as well as a well-managed town that has low property taxes and home values that make it very affordable for a growing family.

For a town so small, it is still possible to get groceries, a breakfast, lunch, or dinner at a pick of restaurants, do banking, visit a lawyer, dentist, accountant, drop into a CVS to fill a prescription, and get gas.


The town is not closed, but properties do move quickly as others seek to enjoy the pleasantries of our little town.

If you would like to find your little slice of heaven and would like to move to Prospect CT, I can help you find the home that.

If you are a property owner interested in knowing current market trends in the area, reach out to me at 203-206-0754. 


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This post is entry 1 for the September Challenge of writing a series of posts. 

 What Makes Prospect CT A Fine Place to Call Home, Part 1?



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Comments (9)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Ed... enjoyed your post about Prospect, CT. I've never lived in a small town. Charlotte is the smallest city I've ever lived in. But I've always wondered about how it would be to live in a smaller town.

Sep 19, 2023 12:20 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hi Ed Whenever I think about Prospect CT, you immediately come to mind. I've been an avid reader of your posts for years and am certain that you are the go-to Real Estate expert in this region. Whether you're a buyer or seller, reaching out to you would be a smart move.

Sep 19, 2023 02:52 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker  I have lived in the area my entire life and this small town by far offers the most for its residents.

Hannah Williams   You are too kind with your words.

Sep 19, 2023 03:17 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 hi Ed... that's another thing I haven't done until I moved to Charlotte... lived in one area for a long period of time. Living in Charlotte for 25 years has set a record for me

Sep 19, 2023 04:16 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed to start off one of the things that make Prospect, CT an excellent place to live is it is the home of the infamies Realtor Ed Silva.  ☺️

Sep 19, 2023 04:03 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George Souto   As long as its not notorious

Sep 20, 2023 03:57 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There are definitely plenty of things that make Prospect such a desirable place to call home!

Sep 20, 2023 06:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, you list many reasons buyers should check out Prospect Ct before making a final decision on a home.

Sep 20, 2023 11:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

I enjoyed learning all about Prospect CT, and the many reasons people love calling it their home


Sep 21, 2023 09:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with families considering a move to the area.

Sep 23, 2023 11:01 AM