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OPEN HOUSE- SUNDAY, 10/23/16- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate


OPEN HOUSE....SUNDAY, OCT 23....12:00-2:00 PM!

1165 JARVIS ST, Cheshire 06410  $514,900!

4 Bedrooms/2 1/2 Bath/2652 sq feet/Colonial

Reduced $20,000!

Open floor plan with an abundance of natural light in this beautifully maintained 3 years young colonial set on 2.05 acres in North Cheshire!

Contact Jessica Danard for more details 203-215-4180 


Cheshire Housing Market Update- 10/19/16

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Is Fall a good time to Buy and Sell Homes in Cheshire?  Absolutely!

The Single family Cheshire properties are showing a total of 171 homes listed as of October 19, with 10 of the 171 homes are newly listed in the past week.  Average square footage on a Cheshire Single-family Home is 2,709 with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. Average List Price comes out to be $471,804.

Home prices are holding steady and home-buyer demand is outpacing the number of available new listings on the market. With mortgage rates still at all-time lows, it is a spectacular time to Buy and Sell property in Cheshire!

Homes Sold in Cheshire for the Past 7 Days

449 East Mitchell Ave, #449, Cheshire  $78,000. (Only 6 Days on the Market!)

321 Greens Loop #321, Cheshire  CT  $154,000.

80 Lewis Rd, Cheshire  CT  $245,000.

236 Bates Dr,  Cheshire,  CT   $260,000.

1023 Sperry Rd,  Cheshire  CT  $388,000




SUN, 10/23/16- 12:00 - 2:00 PM

1165 JARVIS ST, Cheshire

An abundance of natural light streams through this beautifully maintained 3 years young, 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath colonial set on 2.05 acres in North Cheshire!

Hosted by:  Jessica Danard  203-215-4180.

Learn more about the Cheshire Housing Market by contacting our team! 

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Voter Registration Drive in Cheshire!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Election Day, November 8th, is fast approaching! No matter which candidates you are voting for this year it is important to have your voice heard! It is one of the great freedoms that we get to enjoy in this country. Make sure that you are ready to hit the polls in November by registering to vote!

A Voter Registration Drive is being held in Cheshire to help members of the community register before Election Day. Temple Beth David (3 Main Street) is hosting the drive every Thursday evening from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm throughout October. Registering is incredibly easy to do! Just be sure to bring with you the Required Voter ID. Everyone in the Cheshire community is welcome to register at this weekly event. Remember, that you need to re-register if you have moved or changed political parties.

Can’t make it on Thursday night to register? No problem! Voters can also register ahead of time online HERE. You can always register on Election Day as well!

If you are registered but unable to make it to the polls on Election Day, be sure to pick up your Absentee Ballot at the Cheshire Town Clerk’s Office (84 South Main Street). You must complete and sign the Absentee Ballot Application to receive your ballot. Contact the Town Clerk with any additional questions regarding this process at (203) 271-6601.


We look forward to seeing everyone in Cheshire at the polls on November 8th!

Battle of the Bands for the Mari Hall Foundation!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Spend a night getting down to some great music for an amazing cause at Mari Hall Family Foundation Presents Rock & Roll High School. This Saturday, October 15th, the Mari Hall Family Foundation will host their second annual Battle of the Bands from 7:00 pm until Midnight. This year will feature bands Imposter versus Bigfoot! The event will take place at Fantasia Wedding & Banquet Facility, which is located at 404 Washington Avenue in North Haven.



This truly is an event that you do not want to miss! Enjoy great live music, delicious buffet dinner, and cash bar. You will have the opportunity to win amazing prizes in the raffle or silent auction. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the work of Mari Hall Family Foundation.



Purchase your tickets today! Advanced tickets for the Battle of the Bands is $35 per person. Tickets at the door will be $40 but don't wait until the day of to purchase your tickets as they are going fast!! For an extra fun night, purchase the Premium Package for $100. With this package, you will receive 2 tickets, a concert T-shirt, and a premium raffle ticket. To purchase individual tickets or the premium package, email mmosbattleofthebands@gmail.com to secure your spot!!


The Mari Hall Family Foundation is a Cheshire based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and supporting individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There are over a million children living with ASD in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control. The Mari Hall Family Foundation works to raise funds to support early intervention programs and services in the Cheshire area. They also award an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a dedication to helping their special needs peers and who plans to pursue a job in special education. We appreciate all of the work that this fantastic foundation does to help our community! Come to the Battle of the Bands this Saturday to support the work of Mari Hall Family Foundation!!



Cheshire Housing Market Update!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate


It's been a busy week for real estate in Cheshire.  Homes SOLD in the last 7 days:

Lot 1 Cedar Crest, Cheshire  $288,430.

 1023 Sperry Rd., Cheshire  $388,000.

873 Mountain Rd., Cheshire  $415,000.

  755 Devonwood Dr., Cheshire  $420,000.

Lot 7 Cedar Crest, Cheshire  $484,000.

50 Rising Trail Dr., Cheshire  $490,000.

54 Makenzie Willow Terrace #72, Cheshire $712,800.

To see the current home listings in Cheshire, click here



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Cheshire Ranks in the Top 20 Safest Cities in Connecticut!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

Connecticut is a great state to call home. With a beautiful natural landscape, diverse array of communities, and location in the Northeast, there are many reasons to love living in Connecticut. On top of all that, Connecticut prides itself on its low crime rate. According to a recent FBI Crime Report, Connecticut boasts a lower violent crime rate and property crime rate than the rest of the country. Along with the statewide dedication to safety, there are several communities throughout Connecticut that are recognized for their safety. SafeWise, a home security company, recently found the state’s safest cities…...CHESHIRE ranked in the Top 20 Safest Cities in Connecticut!!

To reach their rankings, SafeWise looked at FBI crime statistics and population data. Cities with a population under 5,000 were eliminated, as were those without a complete report from the FBI. With the cities remaining, SafeWise calculated how many violent crimes and property crimes were likely to be committed per 1,000 people in each city. Their results found that Cheshire’s violent crime rate is only 0.21 and the property crime rate is 8.24. With these low rates, it is no surprise that Cheshire made it to one of the top spots on the list!

Along with the dedication to safety, there are many reasons why Cheshire is the perfect community to call home. Cheshire is a great small town with a tight knit community feeling. In fact, Cheshire has been listed as one of the best small towns from such sources as Connecticut Magazine and Money Magazine! The city has great local amenities along with a convenient location near the New Haven metropolitan area and other major cities in the Northeast. With highly ranked local schools, strong economic development, and beautiful New England setting, the people of Cheshire know why it is a great place to live.


If you want to move to the community of Cheshire, we are here to help! Give Sally Bowman Real Estate a call today or visit our website at http://www.sallybowmanrealestate.com/.

Halloween & Haunted Houses In and Around Cheshire!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

It is that spook-tacular time of here! Halloween is just around the corner! Get in the spirit of the season at some of the amazing events planned in the Cheshire area. Whether you are looking for the ultimate scare at a haunted house or want something tamer, such as a fun, Halloween themed event, check out these great activities going on all month long!  


Nightmare on Wolcott Street

Think you can handle over 55 rooms of pure terror? Head down to the Nightmare on Wolcott Street (1058 Wolcott Street) in Waterbury for some bone chilling fun! You will come face to face with terrifying creatures and ghouls. Enter if you dare. This scary attraction is open on Fridays through Sundays now through Halloween. Doors are open between 6:00 pm and Midnight, with the final tickets sold nightly at 11:00 pm.

Creeperum Haunted House

Prepare to scream at one of the area’s top rated haunted houses! See if you are brave enough to make it all the way through this terrifying labyrinth. Every time you think you might have made it to the end, you will find yourself trapped in another corridor with a horrifying surprise awaiting. This haunted house is located at 41 Marne Street in Hamden. Click HERE for dates. General admission is $25 at the door. Jump to the front of the line by purchasing a fast pass for $40.


3rd Annual Spirits Alive Tour in Historic Hillside Cemetery

Dates: Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 15th

Times: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Cheshire Hillside Cemetery (corner of Wallingford Road and Walnut Street)

Cost: $10 per person

Hear some ghoulish stories about spirits from Cheshire’s past. A mysterious lantern-bearing host will lead you through the cemetery after dark. Tours leave every 15 minutes and last a little over an hour.

6th Annual Halloween Benefit Party

Date: Saturday, October 15th

Times: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Elks Club (175 School Street, Hamden)

Cost: $5 per child (ages 10 and under), $20 per person

Enjoy a night of delicious food, including a full buffet, and plenty of fun activities as you celebrate Halloween. There will be a child and adult costume contest, spook house, professional DJ, scavenger hunt, pinatas, and more. Enter to win some fabulous raffle prizes. All children will walk away with enormous gift bags filled with goodies. All proceeds from the event will benefit Gaylord Hospital’s Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury Programs.

Haunted Miniature Golf

Date: Thursday, October 20th - Sunday, October 30th (Open Thursdays through Sundays)

Times: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Thursdays & Fridays), 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (Saturdays), and 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (Sundays)

Location: Farmington Miniature Golf (1048 Farmington Avenue, Farmington)

Cost: $10 per person

Your entire family will love a spooky miniature golf course. There are 19 holes of Halloween fun, featuring a graveyard, pirate’s tavern, and Dracula’s fountain.

College Fair this Week at Cheshire High School

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

It's time for students at Cheshire High School (525 South Main Street) to start looking to the future and determining where they want to head after graduation. To help students make informed decisions and learn more about the opportunities out there, Cheshire High School will be hosting a College Fair this Thursday, October 6th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The universities and colleges expected to attend the college fair include………….. Alfred University (NY), American University (DC), Anna Maria College (MA), Becker College (MA), Boston College (MA), Canisius College (NY), Colgate University (NY), Endicott College (MA), Gateway Community College (CT), Goodwin College (CT), Hobart & William Smith Colleges (NY), Hofstra University (NY), Husson University (ME), Job Corps Boston Region, Johnson & Wales University (RI), LeMoyne College (NY), Lincoln College of New England (CT), Manhattanville College (NY), Merrimack College (MA), New England College (NH), Naugatuck Valley Community College (CT), Nichols College (MA), Norwich University (VT), Paul Mitchell the School North Haven, Pennsylvania State University, Pine Manor College (MA), Post University (CT), Quinnipiac University (CT), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), Roger Williams University (RI), Sacred Heart University (CT), Saint Michael's College (VT), Siena College (NY), Southern Connecticut State University, Springfield College (MA), Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ), State University of New York (SUNY), St. John's University (NY), St. Vincent's College (CT), Trinity College (CT), University at Albany (SUNY), University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, University of Scranton (PA), University of Tampa (FL), U. S. Coast Guard Academy (CT), Villanova University (PA), Washington University in St. Louis (MO), Western New England University (MA), Wheelock College (MA), and Xavier University (OH).

A college fair is a great opportunity to learn more about colleges and universities located around the country. Representatives from the schools will be on site to hand out brochures as well as answer questions about academics, extracurriculars, campus life, and other helpful information.  Students and parents should preplan which schools they would like to talk to. College fairs are a great opportunitiy to help narrow down the search of where to go to college.

As the only public high school in the city of Cheshire, Cheshire High School serves approximately 1,600 students. Cheshire High School is a top ranked high school in the state of Connecticut. It is a comprehensive high school that offers a broad range of programs to help prepare their students for the future. Academic excellence is the top priority at Cheshire High School. It shows in the high graudation rate of 98% as well as the large offerings of AP courses for students. Along with academics, students at Cheshire benefit from a variety of extracurricular activities, athletics, and clubs to help spark their interests and get them involved. Students from Cheshire High School are well prepared for the rigors of college or what ever other pursuits they have after graduating. We are so proud of the students at this great high school and all that they achieve. Go RAMS! 

Beautiful Transformation....614 Yalesville Rd, Cheshire CT!

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

What a gorgeous transformation of this spectacular home!  

614 Yalesville Rd, Cheshire

OUTSTANDING VALUE!!! Lowest price per square foot in Cheshire & very low taxes for this size home! Unique, energy efficient home boasts hollow tiles which make it noticeably quieter than most homes as well as cooler in the summer & warmer in the winter. Well-built home has an abundance of storage space ALL brightly lit: extensive built ins, log storage in fireplace bench, bookshelves, a huge cedar closet, a double sized guest closet, built in drawers & shelves in dining room & storage beneath master bedroom window seat. Enormous knotty pine playroom with built ins, drawers & four built in bunk beds. Birch elevated bed drawers & desk in one bedroom; another has built in for luggage storage. Upstairs workroom with large sink. Newly refinished hardwood floors throughout the main floor living and dining rooms gleam from the sunlight coming in through floor to ceiling windows. A living room with native stone, wood-burning fireplace, convenient 1st floor laundry off the eat-in, fully applianced kitchen. Flood lights, lightning rods, oversized 2-car garage with workbench & additional shed ALL add VALUE! Large lot is flat and comfortable to maintain. Closet to town center & major highways.

Take a look at the recent updates completed:


Learn more about this wonderful home at our website:  614 Yalesville Rd, Cheshire

or call Sally Bowman at 203-688026

Update Your Home to Sell With These Hot Kitchen Trends

by Sally Bowman Real Estate

The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. Families spend a lot of time in this room gathering and entertaining. Since it is such a central spot in the house, homebuyers look to the kitchen first when searching for their dream home. The kitchen should fit well with the rest of the home’s aesthetic and decor. Are you planning on selling your Cheshire home? Update your kitchen with some of the hottest trends of 2017. Add one or two of these stylish upgrades to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.


There are new trends for your kitchen appliances and hardware. It’s time to say goodbye to those stainless steel appliances. The popular trends for 2017 remove the monochromatic, industrial feel of stainless steel. Make your kitchen look extra streamlined with Hidden Appliances. This allows your kitchen to have a consistent design scheme. Plus, buyers will love the added surprise as they view your kitchen. If you do not want to go for the hidden appliances, opt for Mixed Hardware Fixtures. Appliances and accessories are now offered in a variety of finishes, including pewter, copper, and gold. Your kitchen will stand out from the crowd with one of these beautifully unique finishes.


Now that you’ve updated your appliances, it’s time to update the rest of your kitchen. Look to the cabinets next. Add some interest to your kitchen with Tuxedo Cabinets. Use black and white or other complementary color pairings. A great combination is navy blue and soft gray. It adds a softer contrast but still makes your cabinets pop. Wood Paneling is not just relegated to your grandparents’ home anymore. Add shiplap to the walls of your kitchen. White shiplap will add a modern, clean touch.


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Contact Information

Sally A. Bowman Broker, Licensed in CT
Sally Bowman Real Estate, LLC
220 Old Towne Rd
Cheshire CT 06410
Phone: 203.272.2828
Cell 203.687.8026
Fax: 203.272.2702