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

95-97 Wilson Street, Milford, CT

$398,000
Fantastic opportunity for a Multi-family home conveniently located in Milford. Perfect scenario for a family seeking a in-law or additional living space for a family member. Looking for an investment - ideal for that too! Full walk out basement for additional living space and 2 washer and dryer hookups. The roof is just 1 year young! #95 - Three bedrooms on one side with Living room, eat-in kitchen and full bath, central air. #97 - One bedroom, living room ,large dine-in kitchen and newer full bath with wall unit A/C on other side. Gas and oil heat. Property has septic, sewer connection available in the street. Hardwood floors, trex deck, full attic , pool and garage. One level living for both units. Location could not be any better located at the end of the cul-de-sac with easy access to I95, Merritt Parkway and minutes from Metro North. A commuters dream!

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!

95 Walnut Street, Stratford (Lordship), CT

$389,900
A VERY RARE FIND in Lordship. This Charming Center Hall Colonial with 5-6 bdrms, 2.5 baths and hardwood floors throughout is located on a nice quiet cul de sac. Walk or bike to the seawall, great restaurants, churches and Short Beach and all of its amenities - par 3 golf course, volleyball, tennis, picnic areas, athletic fields, playgrounds, and much more. The first floor offers an updated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, pantry and ceiling fan. Updated half bath with beautiful tile work. Large living room/dining room combo with built-in hutch and fireplace. There is also a bedroom on the main level with closet which could also be used as a playroom or an office - you choose. The second floor offers 4 generous size bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a full bath with tub and shower. The finished basement with its own separate entrance, brand new carpeting and full bath could be used as an in-law or au pair set up. Brand new roof with 25 year transferrable warranty and hot water heater. OWNER GIVING $1,000 CREDIT AT CLOSING FOR HD FLOORS. There is still time to come enjoy the beautiful screened in porch with ceiling fan or the fully-fenced in yard which is perfect for entertaining. This water front community is one of Fairfield County's best kept secrets. It's only minutes to I-95, Merritt Parkway or Metro-North. You can have it all at 95 Walnut Street so come take a look. This house will NOT LAST! A VERY RARE FIND in Lordship. This Charming Center Hall Colonial with 5-6 bdrms, 2.5 baths and hardwood floors throughout is located on a nice quiet cul de sac. Walk or bike to the seawall, great restaurants, churches and Short Beach and all of its amenities - par 3 golf course, volleyball, tennis, picnic areas, athletic fields, playgrounds, and much more. The first floor offers an updated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, pantry and ceiling fan. Updated half bath with beautiful tile work. Large living room/dining room combo with built-in hutch and fireplace. There is also a bedroom on the main level with closet which could also be used as a playroom or an office - you choose. The second floor offers 4 generous size bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a full bath with tub and shower. The finished basement with its own separate entrance, brand new carpeting and full bath could be used as an in-law or au pair set up. Brand new roof with 25 year transferrable warranty and hot water heater. OWNER GIVING $1,000 CREDIT AT CLOSING FOR HD FLOORS. There is still time to come enjoy the beautiful screened in porch with ceiling fan or the fully-fenced in yard which is perfect for entertaining. This water front community is one of Fairfield County's best kept secrets. It's only minutes to I-95, Merritt Parkway or Metro-North. You can have it all at 95 Walnut Street so come take a look. This house will NOT last!
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