PROFILE OF SHELTON
Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, CT, with a population of 41,155. Shelton is 10.5 miles North of Bridgeport, CT, and 61 miles NE of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares with the Bridgeport metropolitan area.
Shelton School District is an above-average public school district located in Shelton. It has 4,688 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1.
REAL ESTATE IN SHELTON
Shelton has 17,000 Housing Units, with over 12,500 Housing Units being owner-occupied (73.5%). The median home value in Shelton is $348,976. The average income per household in the city is $118,579. The city has an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks that attract retirees to live in Shelton.
BUSINESS IN SHELTON
The city experienced an upsurge in demand for office space after completing the Route 8, Connector. New office spaces and businesses were attracted to Shelton, due mainly to its Fairfield County location coupled with low costs of doing business instead of places such as Stamford or Greenwich. Major Corporations such as Tetley Tea, Black and Decker, Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric, TIE Communication, I.T.T., Gama Aviation, Chesebrough-Pond’s, Tetra-Pak, and Bunker Ramo, built over 2,000,000 square feet of corporate office space spread across 12 buildings.
The restoration of the nineteenth-century industrial buildings in the downtown area is underway. The developers restored other buildings along the city’s main thoroughfares. Also converted into luxury condominiums were two 19th-century buildings on Bridge Street. As part of a streetscape improvement project, several downtown streets underwent reconstruction with bricks and cobblestones and trees planted. The developers further enhanced Shelton’s business district appearance by rerouting some of the power lines underground.
Shelton offers over 15 miles of hiking trails and opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, walking, and biking. There are two private golf courses in town.
The most common employment sectors in Shelton, CT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,597 people), Manufacturing (3,400 people), and Retail Trade (2,574 people).
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