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

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. Property is fully 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.

214 Washington Parkway, Stratford (Lordship), CT

$399,900
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Live in one of Fairfield County's Best Kept Secrets - THE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY OF LORDSHIP - or enjoy an investment property. Homes in this beachfront community are in high demand and so are rentals if you choose this as an investment. The location of this home is superior, just steps to the beach and the seawall, wonderful restaurants and bars and the Corner Market Deli. This 1925 charming Cape Cod home offers 4 bdrms, 2 full baths and hardwood floors throughout. The first floor boasts an eat-in kitchen, small den or playroom, living room/dining room combo with fireplace, 2 bdrms, a full bath and french doors to a fully enclosed front porch with waterviews. The second floor has 2 more bdrms and plenty of storage. There is also a separate entrance to an in-law or au pair set up with small kitchenette, full bath, living area and bedroom. There is a nice deck which overlooks the backyard and is perfect for entertaining. Don't miss this opportunity to live steps from the beach in this wonderful community. Come enjoy all Lordship has to offer - par 3 golf course, beautiful beaches, playground, tennis courts, athletic fields, restaurants and bars, churches, the Stratford Point Lighthouse, the Audubon preserve and so much more! Close to I-95, NYC, Metro-North, Port Jefferson Ferry and the bus line. NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED. This house is being sold "AS-IS"! Come take a look! LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Live in one of Fairfield County's Best Kept Secrets - THE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY OF LORDSHIP - or enjoy an investment property. Homes in this beachfront community are in high demand and so are rentals if you choose this as an investment. The location of this home is superior, just steps to the beach and the seawall, wonderful restaurants and bars and the Corner Market Deli. This 1925 charming Cape Cod home offers 4 bdrms, 2 full baths and hardwood floors throughout. The first floor boasts an eat-in kitchen, small den or playroom, living room/dining room combo with fireplace, 2 bdrms, a full bath and french doors to a fully enclosed front porch with waterviews. The second floor has 2 more bdrms and plenty of storage. There is also a separate entrance to an in-law or au pair set up with small kitchenette, full bath, living area and bedroom. There is a nice deck which overlooks the nice backyard and is perfect for entertaining. Don't miss this opportunity to live steps from the beach in this wonderful community. Come enjoy all Lordship has to offer - par 3 golf course, beautiful beaches, playground, tennis courts, athletic fields, restaurants and bars, churches, the Stratford Point Lighthouse, the Audubon preserve and so much more! Close to I-95, NYC, Metro-North, Port Jefferson Ferry and the bus line. NO FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIRED. This house is being sold "AS-IS"! Come take a look!

381 Hilltop Drive, Stratford (North End), CT

$435,000
Your Holiday wish just came true!!! Buyers financing fell through and this gorgeous Cape Cod located on the coveted Hilltop Drive is now available! Welcome Home- get ready to create a life time of memories! Picture Perfect expanded Cape located North End of Stratford. In this quintessential suburban neighborhood, you will find children playing in the streets & remarkably friendly neighbors. You are within walking distance of 2 excellent schools, Eli Whitney Elementary & Saint Mark School. Entertaining made so simple here w/ the open floor plan. Rooms are more than spacious! Main floor living room w/ fireplace & pocket doors is open to the oversized dining room, family room, 4 season sunroom & kitchen. Open concept living is perfect for family & friends. Find yourself relaxing & enjoying the beautiful views & privacy of the fenced in back yard w/ pool & lots of space for family picnics, activities & bonfires. Extended living outside on the trex deck w/ easy access from multiple rms including the all season sunroom & mud room. Large kitchen is fully applianced w/ plenty of opportunity for the inner-chef to come out & create your favorite recipes! The large master bedroom has a private bath w/ jacuzzi, shower & walk in closet. The 2nd floor you will find 2 bedrooms w/ skylights letting the natural light pour throughout & a half bath. Over 2600 SqFt & opportunity for more in the lower level. A full basement and 2 car garage provides plenty of storage. Some updates include roof, C/A, furnace, deck and boiler wired for generator bypass. Need to move quickly? No problem - FHA appraisal already in place at $445,000! Here is what you are looking for and a neighborhood leaving you wanting for nothing more!
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