New Canaan is located in the southwestern corner of Fairfield County. It is a prosperous community offering comfortable living and splendid social and cultural amenities.
New Canaan provides convenient travel by train or auto to nearby metropolitan centers like Stamford, White Plains and New York City. New Canaan is home to several parks and recreational activities including Waveny Park, Irwin Park, Grace Farms, Philip Johnson Glass House and the New Canaan Nature Center. The Silvermine Guild and local artists fund many creative courses, and their annual art show catches the attention of visitors from around the state. An energetic historical society, art society and community chorus promote the town's avid involvement in culture and the arts. The town boasts a high-performing school system with three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and several private schools.