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

121 West Beach Drive, Stratford (Lordship), CT

$899,000
Staycation right here! Recently built custom home by premier builder for his family, turn-key, Waterfront home w/ unobstructed panoramic views of LI Sound. Details & finishes are amazing! Enjoy a private gated community on 6.7 acres. No expense spared here w/ exceptional features from floor to ceiling that will impress. The views of LI Sound are serene & tranquil, the sand & surf are just outside your door. Entertainers dream kitchen like you've never seen before w/ high quality appliances, island, glass tile backsplash & generous amount of quartz countertops & gourmet pantry. Open & airy floor plan for today's living w/ vaulted ceiling living room, operable skylights, FPL, bar w/ kegerator & wine cooler. Master BR en-suite w/ exquisite bathroom including heated floor & rain head shower. 2 additional bedrooms w/ builtin storage. 2nd floor loft provides space for office, playroom or additional bedroom. Not commonly found throughout- porcelain tile floors! Bring your binoculars to the upper deck from the spiral staircase to your private rooftop deck! Enjoy the private beach w/ your neighbors in this waterfront association. Sailing, wind-surfing, fishing & bird watching are some of the popular activities. This beach home is located minutes off of interstate I-95, & is quickly accessible. Local train service from Stratford & Bridgeport to New York. A short walk to several seaside restaurants. Think of Lordship as your "old-fashioned" Neighborhood. Stratfords best kept secret! High quality craftsmanship! AZEk Trim, Cement Board siding and Trex decking make this maintenance free! Home is 65Ft in length and 20 Ft wide not including deck. Entire home offers speakers inside and out with controls in each room. Recessed lights throughout, custom window treatments, Kohler fixtures, travertine tiled bathrooms, light filtering windows, camera system, on demand hot water, Outside shower with hot and cold water after spending the day on the beach, motorized awning, wind rated windows and sliders. The photos and video are stupendous but just don't do it justice - you need to see it in person to truly appreciate the beauty, quality and atmosphere!

1810 Cutspring Road, Stratford (North End), CT

$549,900
Look no further this beautifully situated Colonial on just under 1 acre in a sought after neighborhood is ready for a new owner to love! Bright & sunny w/ loads of natural light pouring through makes this well cared for home open & spacious-you just can't resist. Magnificent flow to the main level featuring crown molding w/ a large foyer for greeting family & friends, living rm w/ fireplace, dining rm, large fully applianced kitchen w/ dining area, pantry & breakfast bar, family rm w/ vaulted ceilings & french doors to extended living in your seasonal screened in porch overlooking your back yard oasis! Picture perfect rear yard w/ oversized deck & above ground pool-a perfect invitation to enjoy the spring , summer & early fall months. The 2nd floor is simply awesome. Master bedroom ensuite w/ walkin closet, full bth & dressing/vanity. 3 more bedrooms & a full bath for family & guests. It doesn't stop here - make your way down to the lower level for more living space! Great for a recreation room, office &/or theater room adding another 789 SQ FT. Loads of storage, washer & dryer hookups & 2 car garage. This prime location offers easy access to the Merritt Parkway, I95, RT 8 connector, short distance to Metro North, shopping, restaurants, & Stratford Center/Green where you can enjoy community events, farmers market, summer concerts & more all year long. Close by to neighborhood schools & Booth Memorial Park. Like to hike? 400 acre beautiful Roosevelt Forest is right behind you!

544 Booth Hill Road, Trumbull, CT

$495,000
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.
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