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266 Apartments for rent in Shelton, CT

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Last updated October 21 at 6:19pm UTC
6 Bunker Hill Circle
Shelton, CT
Updated October 20 at 6:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
283 Coram Avenue
Shelton, CT
Updated October 18 at 2:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
15 Mount Pleasant Street
Shelton, CT
Updated October 17 at 7:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
80 Wesley Drive
Shelton, CT
Updated October 13 at 5:20am UTC
4 Bedrooms
57 Oak Avenue
Shelton, CT
Updated October 11 at 1:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
149 Buddington Road
Shelton, CT
Updated October 10 at 3:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
17 Maple Lane
Shelton, CT
Updated October 6 at 10:49pm UTC
1 Bedroom
227 Howe Avenue
Shelton, CT
Updated October 1 at 1:42pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
65 Shelton Avenue
Shelton, CT
Updated September 25 at 8:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
6 Country Walk
Shelton, CT
Updated September 22 at 8:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
31 Anson St
Derby, CT
Updated October 18 at 11:22pm UTC
1 Bedroom
254 Derby Avenue
Derby, CT
Updated October 18 at 6:25pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
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89 Cranbury Drive
Trumbull, CT
Updated October 15 at 2:46pm UTC
1 Bedroom
650 High Ridge Road
Orange, CT
Updated September 19 at 5:28am UTC
1 Bedroom
8 Maiden Lane
, CT
Updated August 30 at 2:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
11 Olin Court
Shelton, CT
Updated September 18 at 7:38pm UTC
6 Bedrooms
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4 Highfield Drive
, CT
Updated October 7 at 7:11pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
10 7th Street
Derby, CT
Updated October 2 at 5:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1 Lakeview Ave
Shelton, CT
Updated October 20 at 11:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
City Guide
Shelton Moving FAQs

Ready to move to Shelton? Not so fast! Here are a few questions to consider before you plan your next move:

How long is the average apartment search?

With a vacancy rate of approximately 5 percent, you'll need approximately six to eight weeks to finish your campaign to infiltrate Shelton. Have a dog, a parrot or other potential renting red-flag? Then plan on adding another couple of weeks to that time frame.Keep in mind that you'll also be competing with wily Yalies, Manhattan commuters, and other unsavory characters, so once you've found your new place, sign that lease.

What's a reasonable rental budget?

More than you'd think. Shelton isn't New York City expensive, but it's still in Connecticut. Shelton is one of the least expensive areas in Fairfield County, so relatively affordable options are available if you look in the right neighborhoods. Conversely, if you're a high roller, there's plenty of multimillion-dollar real estate around.

What makes a successful rental application?

Don't plan on looking at apartments until you have proof of income or a very generous co-signer/benefactor. Glowing references from a previous landlord will push your application to the top of the pile. You should also have a credit report that indicates that you can budget with the best of them.

Picking a Neighborhood in Shelton

Here is a rundown on some of the neighborhoods in Shelton:

Booth Hill Road: You have champagne and caviar tastes as well as the budget to match if this neighborhood strikes your fancy. Just know that most homes are owner occupied, which means you'll have to grease some palms just to look at rental houses in this area.

Bridgeport Avenue: If you love outdoor adventures, you'll never leave the neighborhood. Your biggest decision may be choosing between the Trap Falls Reservior or the Shelton Land Trust.

Downtown: A 2005 plan to spruce up downtown Shelton has yielded significant dividends. Look for the hipster apartment of your dreams in a converted factory or examine the newly built rental condos in the area.

Huntington Center: If old buildings are your raison d'etre, Huntington Center is your neighborhood soulmate. In the Huntington Historic District, there are 46 historic buildings, and some date back to the 18th century. Although the oldest houses are not rental homes, you can still enjoy the historical ambiance as you walk by.

Pine Rock Park: You'll find mostly small ranches on equally small lots in this community named after a forgotten amusement park. However, if you want to create your very own Wonder Years, this neighborhood is a great place to search for reasonably-priced suburban rental properties.

White Hills: Named for its high elevation and dogwood blossoms, White Hills still preserves rural living in suburban Sheldon. While it's become more crowded, you can still see fields of strawberries nestled between the standard Greek revival housing.

Living in Shelton

Shelton's location is its largest asset, but that doesn't mean it's devoid of other lures. Pubs, fancy restaurants, and boutique shops all serve the area residents.

Enjoying the Outdoors

With 15 percent of Shelton set aside for green spaces, there are plenty of trails for biking and hiking. Even your precious four-legged companion is welcome, provided you keep him on a leash and bring a bag to store any 'gifts' that he might leave. If you're more of a seafarer, the Shelton waterfront supports boating and fishing.

Getting Out of Town

Can't stand the picturesque vistas of small-town Connecticut for another second? Shelton is prized for its close proximity to New Haven and Manhattan, so there's no need to get stir crazy. Commuter rail in nearby Stratford will get you to the Big Apple in 90 minutes, and New Haven is a quick 30 minute drive.

Preparing for Hurricanes

Property along the Housatonic River may be less appealing when you consider the damage that Hurricane Sandy did to the shoreline. Luckily, the tough New Englanders of Shelton have plans in place for any flood, power outage, or wind storm.

If you're tired of the hassles of city living, Shelton could be the getaway you'll never want to leave. Spend a long weekend in this town, and you'll be searching the rental classifieds until you sign your lease.