Bethany, CT —
A Retreat Away from the Noise of the City

Dreaming about a retreat away from the noise of the city? Consider secluded, affordable, wooded Bethany--Connecticut’s best-kept secret. A sleepy, slow-moving place, surrounded by a rich cultural oasis, Bethany had been named by Connecticut Magazine as among the best small towns in Connecticut. Your neighbor might be a nurse, a professor, a business mogul, a carpenter, but all of them fiercely defend its 58% of undeveloped land and its sustainable agriculture. After all, the town motto is “Rural is Beautiful.” With a population of only 5,500, it was jokingly described as having as many horses as people and there is a Horse Commissioner, who manages the many events available for horse lovers. All this, only 80 miles from New York City and 45 miles from Stamford by car or train.

"buy sustainably grown seasonal fruits and vegetables at Clover Nook farm, one of the oldest continuously operating family-owned and run farms in the state. "

For those who want a more active lifestyle, have a round of golf at the highly rated family-run 9-hole Woodhaven Country Club, where golf fees are reasonable and greens are “challenging but fair.” Hike the Naugatuck Forest Trail and then enjoy a swim in Veteran’s Memorial Park Lake during the summer. Hike nearby Sleeping Giant State Park and fish for trout in its streams. The trail up the mountain ends at a stone observation tower with a magnificent view all the way to Long Island Sound. You also can walk, skate, ski or bike portions of the 50-mile paved Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Then head to family-run Drazen Orchards in nearby Cheshire, where the owners greet you with a smile and a hello, and you can pick 14 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, plums, pears and quince. (They also have great pies!).

"You also can walk, skate, ski or bike portions of the 50-mile paved Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. "

Also close by are Yale University’s world-class museums and art galleries—all open to the public and mostly free, great for a rainy day. The Yale Center for British Art has the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom See the Gutenberg Bible at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript library. The Yale University Art Gallery has an “encyclopedic” collection of art, including works by Degas, van Gogh, Picasso, as well as early Italian paintings, vessels from Tang-dynasty China, masks from West Africa and much more. People of all ages can participate in classes with artists and curators throughout the year. The young and the young-at-heart will enjoy the Peabody Museum of Natural History, which boasts renowned collections that include fossils of our earliest dinosaurs.

After a busy day, head back to Bethany and relax.

Featured Listings

544 Booth Hill Road, Trumbull, CT

$500,000
A home that has been in the same family since built is now ready for some change! Opportunity knocks here in a fantastic location. A parcel with 1.34 acres presents a possible opportunity for subdivision offering a potential building lot. Located on the corner of Booth Hill and Sweetbriar Rd sits this classic Cape with the charm of yesterday. Steps from Booth Hill Elementary school. Home in need of total renovation or knock down and start from scratch! There is also a 2 car detached garage. Interested parties and agents should do their due diligence. Property to be sold as is in current condition.

930 Beaver Dam Road, Stratford (North End), CT

$649,000
A private retreat is ready for you! Nestled on almost 1 acre of land offering complete privacy w/ all the luxuries & cream of the crop location! No expense has been spared on this upgraded home- you are greeted into a foyer offering a fantastic flow throughout the main level. An oversized living rm, dining room w/ custom granite topped builtin buffet cabinets, a family rm w/ vaulted ceilings, fireplace & 3 custom built-ins including entertainment center w/ storage & outlets, bookcase w/ storage & surround sound system, a boot/shoe storage cabinet & sliders out to your back yard oasis! A nicely laid out fully applianced kitchen w/ dining area completes the level making it perfect for entertaining inside or out! Master bedroom is the bomb! A newly renovated full bath is comprised of custom cabinetry, pure-air jacuzzi bathtub, tiled shower, heated tiled floor, exquisite lighting fixtures, & walk-in custom California closet - you may never leave your room! Three additional generous sized bedrooms & full bath also newly renovated are on the 2nd level. The lower level will no doubt make you fall in love! Custom commercial grade wet bar w/ taps, ice-maker, cooler & custom back bar made from cherry wood! It is truly a beauty! Loads of space for gaming tables, also included a custom built-in entertainment center, a builtin 150 bottle wine room w/ cooler, cedar closet & french doors into a huge storage room or workshop area. It doesn't end here - click the additional remarks for more! Your living becomes extended outdoors as you walk out to a resort like back yard. The Trex decking extends from the home and reaches out to the in-ground pool. Your deck living space has a Sonesta Awning to keep you cool and shaded with remote control operation. Just steps away from your back door also sits a Pentair Water Spa to enjoy all year round! The in-ground pool is heated with newer installed steps and vinyl liner. Enjoy evenings poolside with the Belgium block fire pit. A newer vinyl privacy fence gives you exactly what you need! The 2 car attached garage is paneled and has a coated floor for a clean & tidy space. There is also a walk up attic storage over the garage accessed right from in the garage space. The exterior of this lovely home has new vinyl siding & roof both offering a lifetime warranty on material and is transferrable at closing. Plenty of parking available with a double wide sized driveway lined with Belgium block. Professionally landscaped including a sprinkler system and landscaped lighting completes the package. What makes this property so private is it borders the beautiful 400 acre Roosevelt Forest. The forest offers walking paths, hiking, picnic areas, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, play areas and a newly finished dog park. It is considered to be a wildlife sanctuary right in your own back yard! Commuting access is easy with minutes to connect to Merritt Parkway, Rt. 8 Connector and Metro North. Shopping, restaurants and entertainment also a short distance away with still the privacy anyone would want. What more can anyone ask for?!

64-66 Hansen Avenue, Bridgeport (Black Rock), CT

$379,900
Opportunity right here! 3 Family home with fabulous income potential. 2 Bedrooms on each floor. Separate utilities, one water meter. 1st & 3rd floors rented on month to month leases. Long term tenants in property. Property has been well maintained and updated over the years. 2nd flr bath renovated 2017. Certificate of Apartment Occupancy has been issued by the city. Private driveway for parking and street parking available. Full basement. All appliances in 3 apartments included with sale. No maintenance vinyl siding. Front porch and balconies on 2nd & 3rd floors. 2nd Floor is vacant and can be owner occupied!
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