Prospect, CT Real Estate News

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Fall Colors Are DONE In Central CT, Week 5It had to end at some point, and with the rain and the wind we had earlier in the week, the peak is gone and with it went most of the color to the trees.I have been showing the progression of the colors on our par 3 fifth hole.On October 1 we had very little in color surrounding the green.A week later on October 9, it was starting to show shades of yellow and red.October 16 showed that we were definitely getting to the cusp of peak in color surrounding that same green.On October 22 it was very distracting for the wind blowing the leaves, and the colors around the hole.On October 29, it was a mixture of leaves trying to hang on and the barren limbs lost of all color,Looking backwards towards the tee it was very similar and if a ball wasn't hi...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags A Double Flurry in Prospect CTI search the landscape each week to try and find our flag waving in tph breeze. Most days there is very little if any breeze and harder to even find a flag in front of a business.This week, in particular, as the state continues to honor the memory of the 2 police officers senselessly killed 2 weeks ago, I found a business that had multiple flagpoles and on the main pole, the American flag, and a second one with darker stripes and colors.The police flag also known as the thin blue line is a representation of the brave men and women that stand between, we citizens, and the people that are trying to do us harm. They are our safety wall and are there to sacrifice themselves at any cost.While we appreciate the US flag, a vast majority of us also app...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Fall Colors Are Here In Central CT, Week 3It is deep into our fall colors and every drive is filled with a colorful roadway, or in the case of the photos I've selected, fairways.The photo above was our 5th green at the end of September, very little in color.The photo below was the week after, 10/09.And a week later we have the photo below.The color is bright and very much advanced from a week previous. The photo below is from the green looking back to the tee.I also tool a couple of extra shots of the treelined fairways. There are a lot of colors to distract this time of year, as well as leaves on the ground that make the balls hard to find. Then there's this maple tree that can't decide which color it wants to stay.We are very close to peak and then the dark side of autumn with the...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT Pumpkin Festival Oct 15, 2022It's time again for the Prospect CT Pumpkin Festival, 18 version. Saturday October 15, from 4-8 PM on the Town Green.Again, this year, the town will sponsor a challenge for the elementary school children to decorate a pumpkin to be judged for style and originality.To highlight the challenge there is an all-afternoon day party on the center green with all manner of activities. There will be music for the ears, a competition for rolling hay balls, with $500 in prize Money, A maze made from burlap fencing and the rows upon rows of judged pumpkins There may even be Dancin' in the streets, blocked off of course.There will be a parade of decorated vehicles, a Haunted House, hayrides, a costume parade, and a good time for all.In the event of rain, the f...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags:  Hotchkiss Field Prospect CTThe past week was a strange week for weather as we went through the remnants of Tropic Storm Ian. As I was driving though the center of Prospect CT, I glanced to my right and saw the wind working the flag at the rear of Hotchkiss Field Hotchkiss Field is the largest park in town, and it is a multi-purpose play area with all seasonal activities available.  There are the basketball courts tennis courts, running track, soccer pitches, ball fields, and even the ice-skating area.The Field of Dreams play-scape and is a wonderful play area for younger kids.Friday Flags:  Hotchkiss Field Prospect CT
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect September 2022?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well managed town with taxes under control.  Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 17 active residential listings for sale, with 3 new listings added in September . The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,226 squar...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect August 2022?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well-managed town with taxes under control.  Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 16 active residential listings for sale, with 4 new listings added in August . The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,226 square ft, ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
The Fall Colors are Starting in Central CTWe have transitioned into the season of color known as Fall. Very quickly the trees will start their changes and fall foliage will be all around us here in Connecticut.As I was walking with a client I noticed a spray of color at the base of an oak tree.From a distance it looked like a cluster of mini pumpkins, but as I got closer it was a mushroom cluster and a color I had not seen before.While they may look very tempting, i do know that the only mushrooms I would eat come in bags from the local grocery.Other colors will come soon, and I will share them as well.The Fall Colors are Starting in Central CT 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Veterans Memorial in Prospect CT  Friday FlagsWe have a brisk Autumn like day in Prospect T this day and as I drove [assed the town center I took a detour onto the Green are of the town.The flag in the center of the square was flowing in the autumn breeze. It stands adjacent to the Veteran's Memorial on the green.The original monument was dedicated in 1907 and has the names of the locals that fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as Worl War 1The smaller monument at the front of the fenced area was dedicated in 1977 and honors the fallen residents in World War II, as well as the Korean conflict and Viet Nam.As mankind tends to repeat it's errors, there will most likely be another memorial at some point in the future dedicated to the fallen in other areas of the world as we...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
It's Labor Day, September 5, 2022It's Labor Day, which was a day originally intended to be a day of recognition for those that labor hard all year round. And maybe just a way of putting a holiday at the beginning of fall.The tone of the day has gotten lost over the years, as stores stay open for shoppers; we in real estate are still making calls and showing houses; and few people are just taking a break.Historically, we in the United States have been recognized by foreigners as people that work too much, and don't know how to take time off to relax. The history of this country has and will continue to be as a land of opportunity where hard work can pay off, and anybody that is willing to put in the efforts can succeed.So if your choice is to take advantage of the offering and relax a bi...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags McGrath Park in Prospect CTMcGrath Park in Prospect CT is centrally located and offers some facilities and diversions for residents or anyone else that choses to spend time there.The pond is man-made and hosts fishing derbies for young and old with stocked varieties of fish.The excessive heat coupled with the drought this summer has made it difficult to maintain lawns and the park shows the stress.Apart of the park includes tennis courts and also part of them have been converted to pickle-ball courts and they are very well used.The flag flies right along Rt 68, the Cheshire Rd and it is partially blocked from the winds by the large hill adjacent to the park. I was fortunate to be passing by when the gust caught it and wanted to share it as well.There is parking for the park...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect July 2022?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well managed town with taxes under control.  Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 20 active residential listings for sale, with 8 new listings added in July . The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,226 square ft, 3-be...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Mother Nature Appreciates it as WellFor all the Friday nights in July we have been attending the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's summer concert series, Talcott Mountain Music Festival under the stars in Simsbury.This year there were no postponed concerts due to rain, which in one way is good, but we do need the rain.The theme of the last evening was the Queens of Soul which showcased songs from some great singers past and present. There were 3 singers that each added their flavor to the songs that were presented.Early into the evening, while still light, one of the singers started to sing the Etta James Classic, 'At Last'.With no moisture in the air, there was a flash of a rainbow right over the shell as even the heavens appreciated the series and the song.It was a fine rendition and a wo...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags in Watertown CTI pass this way regularly on Wednesday mornings on the way to a senior golf league n Watertown CT.The building is Crystal Rock Water Co on Buckingham St in Watertown CT. The company provides a number of purified water options with home or office delivery. They have also branched out to other office delivery item in the beverage fields.The company is over 100 years old.  On this day, however, their large flag was at half-mast out of respect for the over 200 people killed at parade events ofver the Holiday weekend.It was a sad way to celebrate the birth of our Nation's independence. The Constitution was written with the amendment to offer citizens the right to bear arms, but at the time, the nation of the early country was such that protecting the home and home...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Happy Independence Day July 4, 2022Independence Day, also called Fourth of July, in the United States, the annual celebration of nationhood. It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It is now celebrated by cities all over the country with parades and when possible fantastic fireworks display.We heard the fireworks from the neighboring town of Waterbury as they had it on a high elevation and the valley carried the sounds up to Prospect. We will have a small gathering of family today with a little barbecue and laughs.We hope you will also celebrate the day and enjoy the company you have.Happy Independence Day July 4, 2022  
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags:  Flag Day in Prospect CTFlag Day was June 14, and many flags were flying to celebrate the flag as well as the day. The day is observed as a celebration of the day on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes for the flag of the United States.The first national observance of Flag Day took place 100 years after the original resolution on June 14, 1877.Here in Prospect CT, the town had a special flag flying in front of the town Hall to honor both the day and also the students that were also leaving school to start their summer vacation.On any day, we should all be proud to not only see the flag, but to also have it in front of our own homes.Friday Flags:  Flag Day in Prospect CT
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
What Happened in The Prospect CT Real Estate Market Prospect May 2022?   Prospect CT is a town of App 10,000 residents located in New Haven County. It is bordered by Waterbury, Cheshire, Naugatuck and Bethany.  One noted by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the Nation, it has since adopted the title of Best small town in CT.It serves as a predominately residential community whose residents commute to the nearby towns.  It has a well-recognized Regional school system shared with Beacon Falls CT.  It is also recognized as a well managed town with taxes under control.  Search for homes in Prospect CTCurrently in Prospect CT there are 16 active residential listings for sale, with 10 new listings added in May . The homes for sale in Prospect CT range from a 1,226 square ft, 3-bed...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Prospect CT Center Decorated with FlagsWe are starting the Memorial Day weekend and many consider it the kick off to summer as well.The central intersection of town was adorned this past week with flags on all the poles with a 1/2 mile of the intersection.It's not unusual as each year we get a new batch of flags which will last through the fall.Once mentioned by Money magazine as one of the top 300 towns in the country, we still consider ourselves one of the best and certainly one of the most patriotic.Prospect CT Center Decorated with Flags
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Sunset in Prospect CTOur town doesn't have a lot of vistas that offer clear views of sunsets, but I had an opportunity earlier this week to get a shot through the trees.  In a couple of weeks, with full foliage this would not be possible,It was a pretty sunset even if we didn't get to see the final splash of colors.Sunset in Prospect CT 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags in Prospect CTBeing a proud American as well as a veteran, I so appreciate seeing or flag waving proudly. Thanks to Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  and his inspirational Friday Flags posts, I try to do the same in our area,This week, I stopped to take a flag that flies daily in front of the Prospect Veterinary Hospital on Waterbury Rd in Prospect CT, which shares a building with PAWS, a dog training facility.And after picking up your friend, what could be better than a special personal reward at the adjacent Big Dipper. It's a family owned, old fashioned homemade ice cream parlor with too much to please the eyes and the taste buds.Friday Flags in Prospect CT
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