The median price of a single family home in New Canaan was up 9.4% in 2001, compared to 2010 — rising to $1.6 million from $1.46 million — and the average price jumped from $1.69 million to $1.9 million, an 11.9% increase. Statistics from the MLS show that 214 residential homes were sold in 2011 versus 210 in 2010.

The number of active listings was down by 12% year-end in 2011 versus 2010, and down 21% year-end in 2011 versus 2009, translating into a healthier market now.

Average days on the market in 2011 was 184 compared to an average of 204 in 2010.