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New Canaan

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New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8mi northeast of Stamford. The population was 19,738 according to the 2010 census.The town is one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In 2013, New Canaan was ranked the 9th wealthiest town in the nation on CNN Money's list of the top-earning places in the United States and in 2008 it had the highest median family income in the country.New Canaan has two Metro-North railroad stations: the New Canaan station and the Talmadge Hill station, both on the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line. Travel time to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan is approximately one hour.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which is land and, or 1.56%, is water. The town is served by the Merritt Parkway and by a spur line of the Metro-North Railroad. The downtown area consists of many restaurants, an old Bow Tie Cinemas movie theater, library, and antique shops. It includes a Dunken Donuts, Starbucks, RadioShack, and other modern chains as well. There are also several churches in town (Catholic and various Protestant) as well as the historic Roger Sherman Inn.
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