Things To See Around New Canaan While We Remodel Your Kitchen
Like Monroe, New Canaan also started as a farming estate, but after the Revolutionary War in 1783, most of its economy grew dependent on the shoe-making industry. But the arrival of the railway network to this region in 1868 inspired the elite of New York to build their summer homes in the pastures of New Canaan. Eventually, after being fascinated by its landscape and beauty, some of them moved here permanently hence causing its inception as a residential suburb. Now it has acquired the reputation of a quaint and charming town along Connecticut‘s Gold Coast in Fairfield County.
Unlike many other Fairfield townships, houses in New Canaan went through a structural and design renovation in the late 40s and 50s when a group consisting of 5 grad students and teachers from Harvard Graduate School of Design moved here. Known as the Harvard Five, they caused an architectural revolution by constructing houses based entirely on the contemporary build resulting in the complete contra-position of traditional designs. One example of their architectural genius is the Phillip Johnson Glass House museum, which previously was the residence of its designer Mr. Johnson. The idea was to utilize the lush green nature surrounding the house as a wallpaper through its glass walls. Since this town receives its character from the aesthetically designed house, it is only beneficial for the home-owners to update their properties with time to match the current trends in architecture. Since it is a family-oriented town, the kitchen should be paid special attention in terms of design and practicality as it represents the essence of a house.
Located within 42 miles of Manhattan, it only takes an hour-long commute via train to reach the Grand Central Terminal. This town is highly popular among professionals working in NYC, especially Wall Streeters, as one gets increased value for their money than in the city. They can conveniently commute to and from the city for work, party, art, or broadway shows without losing touch with nature. But if you are not in the mood for visiting the city but want to enjoy a casual coffee hangout or relaxed dinner with your loved ones then, the city center has numerous Italian, Mexican, and Chinese restaurants as well as cafes like Starbucks. Moreover, there are local boutiques and stores of national clothing brands like Ralph Lauren and AnnTaylor, etc. Its city center is relatively more vibrant and bustling than the neighboring suburbs resulting in increased economic opportunities.
The schools in New Canaan are one of the highly acclaimed in the state and ranked as the third best school district in the USA by Forbes Magazine in 2018. In addition to the dedicated staff, highly qualified teachers, and grand infrastructure, the public school also offers foreign language teaching programs to its students, which covers French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Latin.
Apart from its rich history, this settlement awards its residents with a high-quality lifestyle through gorgeous houses, tremendous public parks, and almost zero crime rate. There are many historical landmarks and seasonal events for them like:
John Rogers Studio — studio of the famous sculptor John Rogers now turned into a museum.
Hampton Inn— Three Storey historic hotel inspired by the colonial revival structure.
All Hallows Eve (Halloween) Parade— Sponsored by the town’s chamber of commerce invites individuals of all ages to march around the town wearing their Halloween costumes.
Easter Egg Hunt— Organized by the local Young Women’s League, this is a family festival with Easter-themed ventures.
Saint Mark’s May Fair— A town fair with carnival rides and food stalls that happens in spring every year.
That’s all about New Canaan. But that’s not the last stop of Kitchen Infinity’s services. Along with a number of towns in Fairfield County, we serve in New Fairfield as well.